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Institutional Cannabis Lenders Community Holds First Meeting
July 28, 2023
BMD Attorneys Stephen Lenn and Brandon Pauley have organized the Institutional Cannabis Lenders Community (ICLC), which is a community of institutional lenders include banks, credit unions, dedicated cannabis loan funds and family office/ultra-high net worth investors and are excited to announce that the group recently held its first meeting. The more than 20 participants in the ICLC, which was organized to enhance relationships among institutional cannabis lenders and provide forums for evolving best practices, include 4 of the major cannabis loan, more than a dozen banks and credit unions, and a cross section of other organizations that are involved in institutional cannabis finance activities.
Stephen A. Lenn, Brandon T. Pauley
HIPAA and Cybersecurity 10 Steps You Should Take Now To Protect Your Organization
June 13, 2022
Kate Hickner sits down with Andy Jones, Brandon Pauley, and Kyle Johnson to discuss recent developments in cybersecurity and today's threat environment. Kate shares with us the HIPAA privacy tips, Andy Jones discusses the security considerations from an expert, Brandon Pauley shares with us incident response from a legal perspective, and Kyle Johnson shares with us, post-incident litigation. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!
Ohio Modernizes and Improves its Laws Governing Limited Liability Companies
February 17, 2022
Effective Feb. 11, 2022, the Ohio Revised Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised Act”) now governs all limited liability companies formed under Ohio law. The law updates and replaces the existing LLC Act and has important implications for business owners in Ohio. Passage of the Revised Act makes Ohio one of only 16 states that permits the formation of “Series” LLCs. The legislation is intended to be one of the most progressive LLC acts in the country, but retains the terminology used in Ohio’s current LLC act.
Brandon T. Pauley
The Rising Threat from Insiders – Get Your House in Order
November 16, 2021
As its name implies, an ‘Insider Threat’ originates inside an organization. An ‘insider’ is any person who has or had authorized access to or knowledge of an organization’s resources, including personnel, facilities, information, equipment, networks, and systems. ‘Insider threat’ can manifest from malicious, complacent, negligent or unintentional acts that negatively affect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of the organization, its data, personnel, or facilities. Certainly, ‘Insider Threat’ can be an activity by a bad actor employee, but can also arise from an inadvertent or unknowing action inside an organization (such as an employee who unintentionally opens a phishing email or clicks on a malicious link).
Brandon T. Pauley
COVID-19 and Commercial Contracts: Is it Time to Modify?
March 17, 2020
The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic will likely create hardship for parties attempting to perform under many types of commercial contracts. Significantly, contracts requiring travel and/or involving the provision of goods and services are likely to be substantially impaired or impacted.
Brandon Pauley Represents Residents in Proposed Mixed Use Development Zoning Matter in Columbus
April 1, 2019
A group of neighbors has organized in opposition to a proposed mixed-use development in Schumacher Place. Brandon Pauley represents the residents.
This Week Community News, Gary Seman, Jr., March 29, 2019