Understanding the Rise of NFTs

If you have any tangible connection to the crypto space, by now you have definitely heard of NFTs. What’s incredible is that even if you have no connection to the crypto space, there is still a good chance that you’ve heard about NFTs. This is remarkable because as little as a few months ago, … Read more about Understanding the Rise of NFTs

DAOs: A Legal Analysis

This article is a law and regulatory focused missive on Distributed Autonomous Organizations (“DAO” or “DAOs”). I want to be clear that we are big fans of these structures and believe that they will have a major impact on our society because they can fundamentally alter how businesses are formed and … Read more about DAOs: A Legal Analysis

EPEWA: What Businesses with Colorado Employees Need to Know

The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), which officially went into effect on January 1, 2021, implements widespread compliance measures designed to address ongoing pay disparities in the workplace. The EPEWA will have an enormous impact in Colorado but its effects are not limited to … Read more about EPEWA: What Businesses with Colorado Employees Need to Know

FinCEN’s De Facto Crypto Ban

TL;DR: Click here to comment on FinCEN’s rule-making. If you don't have time to write your own comment you can cut and copy the text at the bottom of this page and submit it as your own. A lot has been written about the Treasury Department and FinCEN's "midnight rulemaking" efforts regarding … Read more about FinCEN’s De Facto Crypto Ban

Overview of Marijuana Facility Licensing in Massachusetts

Medical + Recreational Under Massachusetts law, both medical and recreational marijuana are legal. The state is currently rolling out its recreational delivery program, as well as its social consumption establishment program. The state regulatory body, the Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”), has … Read more about Overview of Marijuana Facility Licensing in Massachusetts

Oregon Takes the Lead on Drug Policy Reform

In the 2020 election, Oregon voters demonstrated an overwhelming appetite for drug policy reform. Election results show landslide victories for two groundbreaking measures – one decriminalizing all drugs, and one legalizing psilocybin-assisted clinical sessions. Both measures came to the ballot as … Read more about Oregon Takes the Lead on Drug Policy Reform

Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?

On August 20, 2020, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an interim final rule (“IFR”) pertaining to the classifications of marijuana and hemp under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) in light of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (“AIA”). Because the DEA … Read more about Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?

Section 1202 and QSBS, an Often Overlooked Tax Benefit for Small Businesses

          In the excitement of starting a new business, and during the headaches associated with growing that business, many entrepreneurs overlook important details that can have huge impacts on their finances. One large blind spot that many people we work with seem to have is the tax implications … Read more about Section 1202 and QSBS, an Often Overlooked Tax Benefit for Small Businesses