A growing number of states are legalizing the medicinal and nonprescription use of marijuana. Nevertheless, the legalized status of cannabis at the state level conflicts with the federal Controlled Substance Act, causing significant legal risk, business uncertainty, and operational challenges for cannabis producers and distributors, as well as their accountants. This webinar will explore how CPAs serving cannabis industry clients can actively manage their business and legal risks through the use of client acceptance and retention criteria, engagement letters and related documentation, engagement planning, staffing and execution, and an understanding of applicable regulations.
Presented by Adam Fine
Adam D. Fine joined Vicente Sederberg LLC in 2013. As managing partner of the Massachusetts office, Adam represents the firm's growing base of Massachusetts adult use and medical marijuana clients, with a particular emphasis on licensing, corporate, and regulatory matters. Adam has chaired multiple CLE's relating to marijuana law and has testified before numerous municipal and regulatory bodies regarding marijuana policy and compliance. Adam also served as a consultant to Massachusetts Special Senate Committee on Marijuana and on was on the drafting committee for Question 4 which legalized marijuana in Massachusetts. Adam is frequently quoted in the Boston Globe and other local publications on the topic of marijuana legislation and policy and has emerged as a leading voice in the field being named in the 100 Most Influential People in Boston in the Boston Magazine. Before joining Vicente Sederberg, Adam spent a number of years as an associate attorney at a downtown Boston law firm where his practice focused on complex civil and criminal litigation.