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Robert Hager Speaking at the Ohio Contractors Association's Annual Conference - Jan. 29 - Feb. 5, 2020

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Attorney Robert Hager will be speaking at the Ohio Contractors Association's Annual Conference in Maui, Hawaii sharing a simple practical approach to build your business' legacy (Succession Planning for the Legacy-Driven Business) and leading an interactive session about best practices for collaboration, risk management, and claims avoidance (Risky Business:  Know It, See It, Manage It).

Highlights include:

Succession Planning for the Legacy-Driven Business

What are you doing today to secure the legacy of your company tomorrow?  The future of the construction industry is filled with uncertainty, but your succession plan shouldn't be.  The construction workforce is an aging workforce.  How are you positioning your company to stay ahead of the fast-changing times?  Securing your company's "BHAGs - Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goals," doesn't just happen by accident.  It takes vision, discipline and strategic planning.  It takes proactive leadership - today.  Are you making sure you have the right people in the right seats?  Are you empowering the leaders of tomorrow by sharing your knowledge with them today?  What tools are in your toolbox to make a lasting difference, provide visionary leadership and make sound business decisions?  

Risky Business:  Know It, See It, Manage It

Even in Maui, construction claims and disputes can keep us up at night.  The construction industry is a Risky Business filled with uncertainty and complex challenges.  Are your perceptions of risk different than others?  How can you mitigate your company's risk?  What are the primary causes of project delays and how can they be avoided or effectively managed?  Awareness, communication and collaboration are key.  

 

 


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.

Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month), Brennan Manna and Diamond is proud to recognize the contributions and achievements of our AAPI members.

Fluresh Cannabis’ Bank Loan: Moving Into the Mainstream

The announcement by Fluresh, a vertically integrated Michigan based cannabis business, of the closing of loans from a federally insured commercial bank totaling almost $50 million represents an important landmark for both Fluresh and the cannabis industry writ large. For Fluresh, perhaps as important as the bottom-line benefits of lower cost financing, the fact that its operations and financials passed muster with a substantial commercial bank can be regarded as an important rite of passage. For the industry, it reflects its inexorable movement out of the shadows and into the mainstream. This substantiates the view that, whether or not any of pending the federal legislation is enacted, bank lending to the cannabis industry will continue to accelerate.