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On September 20, 2022, Greenberg Glusker’s Michelle Mabugat moderated “Entering The Cannabis Industry: Licensing, Regulatory Policy & Getting Projects Off of the Ground,” part of BISNOW’s California Cannabis CRE Conference. The panel, which included Michelle Garakian (Interim Exec. Director, City of LA Dept. of Cannabis Regulation), delves into topics including zoning, Social Equity, LA’s “Phase

Greenberg Glusker Employment Partner Karina Sterman joins Priya Sopori, Steve Stein and Michelle Mabugat to discuss new legislation enacted in California, AB 2188, which affects the ability of employers to discharge or refuse to hire employees based on their off-duty use of cannabis. While the law does not take effect until 2024, Karina outlines what

AI-generated art isn’t perfect, but it’s become a viable option for license-free set decoration in motion pictures and other commercial productions. Here’s what you need to know.

Pandas, Monkeys and Clearance Culture

“Nobody cleared the panda.”

I was barely out of law school when a senior partner muttered those words as he handed me a

The only thing scarier than a slasher flick is a lawsuit. Here are some of the greatest copyright horror stories of all time, featuring such classics as “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Halloween,” “Dracula,” “Ghostbusters” and. . . a creepy McDonalds character?

It’s Halloween time again! The good news is after the holiday was effectively ruined

This week, I spoke to Bobby Magill at Bloomberg Law about the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Fifty years ago, Congress overrode a Presidential veto to enact the Clean Water Act, ushering in a sea change in the way we address water resources in this country. Undoubtedly, the CWA’s requirement for additional treatment

Greenberg Glusker bankruptcy and financial restructuring partner Keith Banner joins his colleagues Alexa Steinberg and Steve Stein for a look at the intersection of cannabis and bankruptcy law. Can cannabis companies obtain protections under bankruptcy law? If not, why? What alternatives do cannabis companies have to filing for bankruptcy?  And what might the future hold? Keith answers these and

The recent decision of the Ninth Circuit in In re Hawkeye Entertainment, LLC contains a few important takeaways with respect to the treatment of executory contracts and unexpired leases under section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code. First, for purposes of section 365(b)(1), the Ninth Circuit has established that a default does not need to be a

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a slew of laws that could reshape California’s cannabis industry. In the first of a series of episodes analyzing these laws, Greenberg Glusker attorneys Priya Sopori, Steve Stein, and Michelle Mabugat provide an overview of what Governor Newsom signed and how it will impact licensed operators.