Events

Banking & Cannabis: The Next Frontier WebinarSeptember 21, 2021 1:00 PM - October 29, 2021 3:56 PMStill have questions? Please direct all related inquiries to cannabislaw@bmdllc.com. A recording will be available 24 hours after the webinar on this webpage.

Banks need loans - and cannabis businesses, which are rapidly emerging as attractive bank clients, need access to the lower-cost lending banks to provide to other borrowers.

On Tuesday, September 21 at 1 PM CT (2 PM ET, 11 AM PT), join keynote panelist Tanner Daniel, Vice President of Congressional Affairs of the American Bankers Association, and an impressively credentialed panel for the live webinar “Banking & Cannabis: Lending, The Next Frontier." Co-sponsored by the Arizona and Colorado Bankers Associations and the Ohio Bankers League, the webinar panel includes senior bank and cannabis regulators, executives of banks that have been providing services to the cannabis industry, and cannabis industry executives. The webinar will be moderated by Steve Lenn, Banking and Cannabis Partner of Brennan Manna & Diamond, who has been involved in more than $2 billion of cannabis transactions which have included several hundred million of debt financings.

Discussion topics will include navigating the guidance provided by FinCEN, the division of the US Treasury Department charged with enforcing the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws, regarding how banks may provide services to the cannabis industry, the practical and legal/regulatory challenges for all of the constituencies in the current environment, and the potential impact of pending federal legislation.

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Legal & Technical Considerations in Cybersecurity: RansomwareSeptember 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 12:45 PMThe multiple challenges posed by cybersecurity threats demand an interdisciplinary approach involving legal and technical expertise.

On Monday, September 27, please join Brennan Manna & Diamond and Lake Business Products for a presentation and discussion on cybersecurity with cybersecurity legal and technical experts with a focus on ransomware. A thorough understanding of this area is particularly important for companies that have not previously been in cyber attackers' crosshairs and need to consider strategies to confront these sophisticated and persistent threats.

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