Lunch & Learn with David McHugh – Business Legal Foundation for your Startup or Growth Business

Business lawyer David McHugh of the local Vancouver law firm Segev LLP will be hosting a lunch and learn on how to establish a strong legal foundation for your start-up or growth business. David will discuss, the benefits of incorporation, share structures that are attractive to investors, the importance of using shareholders’ agreements and written employment agreements, how to incentivize [...]

By |2020-01-30T11:42:14-08:00February 5th, 2020|

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 using a non-offering prospectus. Both are simpler, therefore faster and less costly, and do not carry the market risk of [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:52:18-08:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|

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 varying types of facilities: Testing facilities: approximately December 19, 2019 Transportation facilities: approximately December 23, 2019 Cultivation facilities: approximately December [...]

By |2020-02-12T08:19:47-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 should be aware of their mandatory data breach reporting obligations under PIPEDA. In short, those obligations require Canadian businesses to: [...]

By |2020-02-14T08:26:03-08:00November 14th, 2019|Blog, Privacy Law|

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 some of the underlying dynamics and some of the issues that may arise. This is especially important in the cannabis [...]

By |2019-09-24T15:40:53-07:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 just begun.  On August 19 the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) closed its call for medical marijuana [...]

By |2020-01-03T15:38:30-08:00September 5th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 information on the VMF can be found on their site,  www.VanMuralFest.ca . As we wound our way through the festival [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:46:30-07:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|

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 to the appropriate beneficiary; minimizing income tax and probate fees; and simplifying the estate administration process. Benefits of Joint Tenancy [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:09:32-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|

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 changes. The Canadian government recently published amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), directly [...]

By |2019-08-23T12:04:12-07:00August 16th, 2019|Blockchain, Blog, Cryptocurrency, Technology Law|

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 a cannabis license application, Segev LLP is here to help. Feel free to reach out to Mark Balestra, a senior [...]

By |2019-07-24T10:48:20-07:00July 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|