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 August 23, 2016

DENVER, Colo. – Attorneys, accountants and all professionals looking to stay on the leading edge of the cannabis industry and continue their education are invited to attend the Cannabis Professional Advancement Series (CPAS) taking place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, September 16, at the University of Denver.

Attendees will receive advanced education led by attorney and managing partner Robert T. Hoban, of Hoban & Feola. The informative CPAS program, established in Denver, features nine lectures, and 24 speakers. The series creates a platform and sets the pace for a global professional standard and normalized education in the regulatory and business environments of the cannabis industry.

Attendees will get to meet industry leading experts include Hoban who opens the conference with Cannabis Law 101, and others who will address current and pressing issues of the cannabis economy including Section 280E of the Federal Income Tax Code, real-estate, mergers and acquisitions, finance, e-commerce and tax filings and more.

Whether you’re a seasoned industry pro, or exploring new opportunities to enter the cannabis industry, this CPAS continuing education event is open to all. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys and Continued Professional Education (CPE) credits for accountants are available in some cases.

Sessions are carefully crafted to provide a comprehensive, up-to-the-moment overview of the current cannabis regulatory and business environment.

According to the organizers, “Our events allow attendees from all areas of the cannabis business an opportunity to stay ahead of the learning curve, receive in-depth and relevant information, and network with the finest pros in this fast-growing industry.”

Admission to the event is $497.50.  For information or to purchase tickets, go to cannaproseries.com/register or call 844-355-2727. Space is limited. A networking lunch and cocktail reception are included.

The lectures at the CPAS event Leading The Global Professional Standard are as follows:

Cannabis Law 101

Speaker: Robert T. Hoban

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Misunderstandings and Misconceptions of the Anticipated Rescheduling Announcement

Speakers: Tae Darnell and Robert T. Hoban

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Industrial Hemp: What You Need to Know

Speakers: David Bush, Patrick Goggin, Matthew Smith and Robert T. Hoban

9:15 -10:30 a.m.

Choosing a Federal Forum for Cannabis Tax Litigation

Speaker: Ken Boiarsky

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Basics of Marijuana Patents

Speaker: Kevin H. Fortin

11:15 a.m. – noon

West Coast Regulatory Panel (CA, AZ, CO, AK)

Speakers: Patrick Goggin, Lisa Sweeney, Jana Weltzin, Stefan Borst-Censullo, Pamela Epstein and Jean E.S. Gonnell

1:15- 2:30 p.m.

Tribal Law as it Interacts with State and Federal Law

Speaker: Jana Weltzin

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Expanding Access Inside of Politically Adverse Municipalities

Speaker: Stefan Borst-Censullo

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

East Coast Regulatory Panel

Speakers: Christopher McCabe, Steve Schain, Peter Stavropoulos, Patricia M. Hoban, Noah Potter, Larry Mishkin and David Kotler

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Cannabis Business Entity Formation and Public vs. Private

Speakers: Tae Darnell, Larry Mishkin, Dennis Brovarone and Brent Johnson

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

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