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The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, co-sponsored by the Cannabis Law Section present
Cannabis and Bankruptcy: The Hazy State of the Law

July 30, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, Lunch will be provided.
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Honorable Roger Efremsky

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California

Jeannie Kim
Friedman & Springwater LLP

Michael Lauter
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jason Rosell

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

This program will explore the current state of the law with respect to the eligibility of a company to seek protection under the bankruptcy code when it operates in the cannabis industry. The panelists will also explore what rights a hypothetical cannabis-related creditor may have in a bankruptcy case. For example, is a creditor that operates in violation of the Controlled Substances Act permitted to receive a plan distribution?

• A review of recent bankruptcy case law affecting (a) companies that do business in the cannabis industry and (b) individuals that are employed by companies in the cannabis industry.
• Strategies to maximize a company’s chances of remaining in bankruptcy when it operates in the cannabis industry.
• What rights does a cannabis company have in bankruptcy, including whether a cannabis company may file a proof of claim or receive a distribution?

Chair: Matthew J. Olson, Macdonald | Fernandez


One Market Restaurant
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


BASF Student Member$80.00
Section Member$80.00
BASF Member$90.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G191902

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