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August 06, 2020

The Art and Science of Cannabis Valuations

Shifting regulatory and market conditions present complexities that limit traditional metrics, making cannabis industry valuations as much art as science…

July 29, 2020

Structuring Transactions to Maximize Value

Optimal structuring of an M&A deal can drive value and limit exposure against liabilities…

July 22, 2020

The New Reality of Cannabis M&A

Our new market reality is defined by uncertainty created by COVID-19, the fallout from poor financial performances, and increasingly tight capital markets…

July 22, 2020

Fundamentals of an Effective Cannabis M&A Strategy

Whether on the buy- or sell-side, a successful M&A strategy must adhere to the same logic that informs long-term strategic goals…

July 01, 2020

California Raises Taxes to Address Budget Shortfalls

Included in AB 85 are a number of key tax law changes aimed at closing the $54.3 billion budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 22, 2020

Nasdaq's New IPO Rules for Chinese Companies

Breaking down the purpose and impact of Nasdaq’s new listing standards and other regulatory and reporting rules for “Restricted Market” companies…

June 12, 2020

IRS Provides Relief to Qualified Opportunity Funds and Investors

The IRS has extended certain deadlines and provided flexibility to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic…

June 08, 2020

Forging a Path Forward: Understanding the Impact of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPFA) has been signed into law, providing much-needed flexibility in forgiveness and repayment terms…

May 08, 2020

GASB Delays Implementation Dates

GASB provides relief to governments and auditors suffering from resource constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic…

May 08, 2020

CANNABIS TAX ALERT: Tax Court Decision Upholds 280E and Business Deductions

US Tax Court issues decision defining 280E, the calculation of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), and business deductions for the cannabis industry…

April 30, 2020

Q&A with Steve DeAngelo: Chairman Emeritus of Harborside Inc.

We talk with Steve DeAngelo, Chairman Emeritus of Harborside Inc., and discuss his “righteous” battle with the IRS and how his case could up-end 280E forever.

April 29, 2020

Forging a Path Forward: Maximizing Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

For companies receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, now is the time to focus on meeting the conditions for maximal loan forgiveness…