Big changes are happening in California’s state regulatory system for cannabis. The major change that has already happened is that the three separate entities previously charged with regulating cannabis state-wide (Bureau of Cannabis Control; Department of Food and Agriculture, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division; Department of Public Health, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch), have all been consolidated […]
Kerry Shapiro and Patricia DeSantis Belton wrote an article for the Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog discussing the impact of the California Supreme Court’s ruling on prevailing wage case Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Grinding Co., Inc. JMBM client California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed an Amicus Brief in support of Fonseca. The full […]
A sometimes overlooked benefit of federal trademark registration is the ability to record a registration on the Principal Register with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). This is a cost effective method of dealing with infringing products being imported into the U.S. For example, in 2020, CBP seized 26,503 shipments of counterfeit goods, representing more […]
An article by Guy Maisnik titled “The Recipe for Hotel Food and Beverage Profitability” was published by HotelExecutive on August 1, 2021.
An article by Bob Braun titled “4 Steps To Creating Successful Dual-Branded Hotel Projects” was published by Law360 on July 19, 2021.
An article by Daniel Quinley titled “A Dutch approach to climate change liability in Shell case” was published by the Daily Journal on June 7, 2021.
An article by Jim Butler, Bob Kaplan and Nick De Lancie titled “Can a Hotel Ever Be “Single Asset Real Estate” For Bankruptcy Purposes? What Is “SARE” and Who Cares?” was published in the Spring edition of the American Bar Association’s RPTE eReport on May 31, 2021.
Kerry Shapiro’s article, “The California Endangered Species Act 101” was published by the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association’s Spring 2021 issue of The Conveyor.
An article by Eric Bardwell titled “The Power of Trusts in Tax Planning for Noncitizens” was published in the April 19, 2021 issue of Tax Notes State, Tax Notes International, and Tax Notes Federal.
On April 1, 2021, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking giving companies and individuals the chance to comment on the new beneficial ownership disclosure requirements contained in the recently-enacted Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), which is part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AMLA”) included in […]