MEDIA CONTACTMichelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Marketing Officer 954.333.4357 | firstname.lastname@example.org GREENSPOON MARDER SHAREHOLDER RACHEL GILLETTE TO BE FEATURED SPEAKER AT AON LAW FIRM SYMPOSIUM WASHINGTON, D.C – October 18, 2017 – Greenspoon Marder shareholder, Rachel Gillette, to be a featured speaker at the AON Law Firm Symposium on October 18 th – October 20 th at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gillette will be a panelist on the “High on Loss Prevention: Representing Clients in the Marijuana Industry” panel.
As medical marijuana usage increases in popularity and as more states legalize marijuana usage in certain circumstances, law firms are investing in cannabis-related practices and are advising cannabis businesses. However, under federal law and the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana products are considered Class 1 Substances and are illegal. Ms. Gillette and other panelists will discuss how firms walk the line between serving clients whose activities are legal under state law, but illegal under federal law, how a firm should manage a marijuana industry practice, and the risks law firms face in representing clients in the burgeoning Cannabis Industry.
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Rachel Gillette focuses her practice on marijuana/cannabis business licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, tax litigation, corporate formation, and tax matters, including audit representation. She also regularly represents clients before the IRS’s Examinations, Appeals, and Collections Divisions, including marijuana businesses facing the challenges of IRS adjustments under 280E.