Around the time Reuters published our article regarding bankruptcy eligibility, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (LA Division) issued a decision in In re The Hacienda Company, LLC, that thoughtfully articulates the balancing of governmental policies, bankruptcy purposes and creditors’ rights a bankruptcy court should engage in when dealing with cannabis and...
You may have heard this before: As cannabis remains a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act ("CSA"), cannabis companies cannot seek bankruptcy relief under federal law. Not so fast. Access to bankruptcy can be highly fact-dependent.
Joseph Cioffi participated in a panel in which cannabis-related businesses learned what they could do to maximize their opportunities to obtain financing in a challenging market, while managing the operational and legal risks that matter most to capital providers.
Joseph Cioffi was quoted in a Real Estate Capital USA article, "Five Things To Know About Underwriting Cannabis-related Real Estate Loans."
Joseph Cioffi was quoted in a National Cannabis Industry Association community blog post “Is American Cannabis Still the Wild West?”
Davis+Gilbert recently attended the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, where the most significant and influential industry participants met to discuss the opportunities and challenges of funding growth in the cannabis industry. Joseph Cioffi moderated a discussion regarding the experience of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and the outlook for financing and regulations.
Investors and lenders focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles will find opportunities for “green” financing in cannabis, but risk abounds as the truthfulness of ESG claims and disclosures are on the SEC’s radar. Last month the SEC put out a proposed rule that if adopted could lead to increased climate-related disclosures for companies subject to SEC oversight. While...