Compliance & Investigations

June 09, 2021
The economic crisis caused by the pandemic and the flurry of M&A activity have made many owners think about selling. The decision to sell is a major undertaking ...
June 03, 2021
In the recent course of my practice, it has come to my attention that there are small to midsized co-packers and online retailers of e-liquid vaping products in the U.S. that are still unaware that a co-packer/retailer could be treated as a “manufacturer” under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (the “Tobacco Control Act”).
June 01, 2021
The cannabis industry has traditionally relied on handshake agreements in favor of written agreements. The reason for this is that the advice from criminal defense attorneys, prior to legalization, was to avoid paperwork which could assist law enforcement in prosecutions.
April 30, 2021
On April 19, 2021, the U.S. Postal Service released guidance for the e-cigarette and vaping industry that offers a glimpse of some of the current and future logistical challenges. The release is titled “Treatment of E-Cigarettes in the Mail.”
April 14, 2021
On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Tax Court issued a ruling in favor of the IRS that should serve as a potent reminder of the importance of record-keeping for the...