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Martin Pangrace and Catherine McCain Presenting at AIA Contract Document Workshop - September 26, 2017

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Martin Pangrace, a Partner in BMD's Construction Practice Group and Catherine McCain, Of Counsel in the firm's Litigation Group, will be speaking at the upcoming AIA Contract Document Workshop on September 26, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Martin focuses on commercial litigation and construction law. He represents clients including owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in state and federal court litigation and in arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings involving business disputes and construction matters.

Catherine practices in the Firm’s Litigation Group. She has managed a broad range of commercial litigation, negotiations and business counseling as a former partner in a general trial practice group for a large law firm in Chicago. Catherine’s experience includes representing clients in state and federal court proceedings, including the defeat of class certification, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.  Catherine also served as Senior Counsel for Abbott Laboratories in the litigation practice group, directing the strategy of a variety of matters including fraud, breach of 

BMD concentrates its practice areas in business law, commercial lending and corporate finance, health law, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, probate administration, estate and succession planning and taxation. BMD is dedicated to aligning the incentives of legal professionals and their clients by combining creative problem-solving skills with extensive and sophisticated legal and business experience.  Our distinction is the firm’s unique marriage of successful entrepreneurs and developers combined with nationally recognized leaders in the tax, education, manufacturing, litigation, and health care fields in providing high-quality legal services and business advice to our clients.

Invitation to Banks & Family Office/Ultra-high Net Worth Investors Exploring Cannabis Lending to Join Our Informal Institutional Cannabis Lenders Community

An update on the latest developments in the cannabis banking/lending space by subject matter expert, BMD Scottsdale/Phoenix Office Managing Partner Stephen Lenn

Community Banks: Collaboration, not isolation, is the key to protecting/ enhancing the cannabis business you pioneered

As we prepare for the plenary session of the informal institutional cannabis lenders community announced in my previous article, I am pleased to advise that participants now include 5 of the best-known dedicated loan funds; a select group of commercial banks ranging in size from single state community banks to mid-size regionals making cannabis loans into the mid-8 figures; and, a syndicator of credit union cannabis loans.

Non-compete Agreements are Under Fire: What Employers Need to Know

Non-compete agreements are an ongoing topic of dispute. Employers and their advocates point to the efficacy of non-competes in protecting proprietary information. Employees and their advocates argue about worker mobility and that employers unduly burden workers’ ability to seek better jobs. The Biden administration has put forth its position, and state legislatures have introduced bills addressing the enforceability of non-competes. Here is what you need to know:

BMD’s Jason Butterworth Quietly Engineers Some of Akron’s Most Impactful Projects

Jason Butterworth, a team member of BMD’s Business & Corporate practice, focuses his practice on finance, real estate, and tax credit law.

Explosive Growth in Pot of Gold Opportunity for Bank (and Other) Cannabis Lenders Driving Erosion of the Barriers

Our original article on bank lending to the cannabis industry anticipated that the convergence of interest between banks and the cannabis industry would draw more and larger banks to the industry. Banks were awash in liquidity with limited deployment options, while bankable cannabis businesses had rapidly growing needs for more and lower cost credit. Since then, the pot of gold opportunity for banks to lend into the cannabis industry has grown exponentially due to a combination of market constraints on equity causing a dramatic shift to debt and the ever-increasing capital needs of one of the country’s fastest growing industries. At the same time, hurdles to entry of new banks are being systematically cleared as the yellow brick road to the cannabis industry’s access to the financial markets is being paved, brick by brick, by the progressively increasing number and size of banks that are now entering the market.