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Beer, Booze and Vertical Integration: making and selling your own alcohol in BC

In the late 19th Century, brewers in America started to set up “tied houses” in order to get their product to the masses.  Tied houses were saloons financed and supported by specific brewers for the [...]

Do Securities Laws Apply to Private British Columbia Companies?

There is a common misconception that securities laws are only relevant for companies listed on a stock exchange; however, the fact is that securities laws apply to all companies, whether public or private. Securities laws [...]

Direct Listing by Non-Offering Prospectus (NOP) versus Listing by Reverse Take Over (RTO)

Two popular ways for a company to go public, other than by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), are by reverse takeover (RTO), and, increasingly common in the last couple of years, by direct listing [...]

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Securities Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Make Money As An Open Source Software Developer

Did you know that it is possible to make money as a developer of open source software? Many software developers are unaware that money can be made with open source licensing. The conventional wisdom is [...]

Critical Next Steps for Prospective Cannabis Retail Store Owners in Ontario

The Government of Ontario is moving towards an open market for retail cannabis stores starting in January 2020.  For those looking to take advantage of this opportunity, there many things you should be considering and [...]

Missouri Announces Dates for Awarding of Medical Marijuana Licenses

Officials from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recently announced that they will award all the State’s marijuana licenses by the end of January 2020.  They posted the following issuance timeline for the [...]

What Businesses Need to Know About Their Legal Obligations When Outsourcing Data Processing to Third-Party Service Providers

Did you know that Canadian businesses have legal obligations under Canada’s federal privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), when they engage third-parties to process personal data? By now, Canadian businesses [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Privacy Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Gaming Industry Growth and Demographics

Video games have come a long way since 1958, when Tennis for Two debuted as the first video game created for exclusively entertainment purposes. Since then, the video game industry has gone from a niche, [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gaming, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

Information about Cannabis Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between privately held corporations involve a variety of complex business and legal considerations. In order to effectively navigate this terrain, it’s important to understand [...]

Critical Next Steps in Missouri for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators

Next Steps for Missouri Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators Great opportunity awaits future operators of medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri, and with the deadline for filing license applications having come and gone, the work has only [...]

Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation?

This month, Vancouver hosted the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) which celebrates Vancouver’s dynamic and growing arts and culture scene (dance, music, food, crafts) surrounded by the city’s best and most stunning outdoor mural art. More [...]

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Intellectual Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Benefits of Joint Tenancy

The benefits of estate planning with joint tenancy Estate planning is certainly not a one-size-fits-all model; however, a joint tenancy could be used to help achieve a few common goals, including: ensuring the property passes [...]

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Changes to Canadian Cryptocurrency Regulations

Expected changes to cryptocurrency regulations in Canada With the release of updated anti-money laundering regulations set for mid 2020, businesses engaged in the cryptocurrency & blockchain world will want to familiarize themselves with the proposed [...]

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blockchain, Blog, Cryptocurrency, Technology Law|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Missouri Cannabis Licensing Process

Authors: Mark Balestra, US Special Counsel, and Natasha Vlajnic, 2019 Summer Student. The article below is a simplification of the licensing process – obtaining legal advice is recommended. If your company needs assistance in filing [...]

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