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The dormant Commerce Clause of the Constitution prevents states from discriminating against out-of-state actors in interstate commerce. The dormant term refers to its negative implication rather than express text. Courts have found a negative aspect embedded in the language that prevents state and local governments from impeding the free flow of goods from one state to another, (citation omitted).
Social Equity Licensing in Cannabis & the Dormant Commerce Clause
Recreational use of Cannabis is a legal these days depending on what state you reside. These states are creating legal provisions to regulate the production and sale of cannabis products. From
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What is a contract attorney?
A contract lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in providing assistance with business contracts. A contract lawyer can help you negotiate and draft contracts, review existing contracts, and advise you on legal issues related to your contract.

What is a contract?
Legal contracts are binding agreement between two or more parties. A contract provides details of what the parties agree to perform or exchange. A contract may be in written or oral form. In most cases, in order to be legally binding, a contract must be in writing and signed by all parties involved.
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If you want to know how to get an Illinois LLC, you are not alone; limited liability companies, or LLCs, are popular business entities. Their formations skyrocketed in the late 1990s after the IRS changed its rules, allowing LLC owners to choose to get taxed as partnerships or corporations.
Establishing an LLC can feel complicated if you are new to the process and do not know all the steps. LLCs in Illinois are governed by the Limited Liability Company Act. We’ve done the research and put together this simple guide to forming an LLC in Illinois.
What is a Limited
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There are various grounds on which you can sue a business partner. The most common reason for suing a business partner is breach of contract. Other reasons include things like fraud, misrepresentation, or theft. If your business partner has undertaken actions that have caused damage to the business, you may be able to sue them in order to remedy the situation.
It is important to consult with an experienced business law attorney before taking any legal action against a business partner. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action and help you build a strong
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There are various grounds on which you can sue a business partner. The most common reason for suing a business partner is breach of contract. Other reasons include things like fraud, misrepresentation, or theft. If your business partner has undertaken actions that have caused damage to the business, you may be able to sue them in order to remedy the situation.

It is important to consult with an experienced business law attorney before taking any legal action against a business partner. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action and help you build a strong
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How to protect your business in a lawsuit
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being sued, the first thing you need to do is contact a business attorney. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, upset, and indignant, but if you want to keep your business and its reputation intact during this time, it’s important to follow every step of the process carefully.
Common types of business lawsuits include breach of contract, slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability, and discrimination. If this information is incorrect in any way, you may move to dismiss the action in its entirety,
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A company sale is a transfer of ownership from the corporation to a buyer. Sales agreements may be for assets such as plant and equipment, intangible assets such as patents and copyrights or an interest in the shares of the corporation to new owners. A business sale is binding, and as such legal representation is necessary to ensure that both sides comply with all stipulations included in the agreement. Sales Contracts business sales are contracts. The corporation enters into a relationship to sell either a good or service to a buyer.
Business to business compared to business to consumer
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There are many different types of Illinois attorneys that practice law in many different areas of Illinois law. Each one specializes in a different area of the law that requires different types of legal advice from offices helping children to those that negotiate documents for businesses, or even those that provide separation and custody services.
The legal services field contains everything from corporate mergers & acquisitions to legal aid. When you need legal assistance, it is important to choose the right lawyer for your specific situation.
Illinois attorneys are admitted by the Illinois Supreme Court and regulated by the attorney
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Are you looking to set up a business partnership? Liability protection, income tax, and ventures that need a partnership agreement are key motivators for a new business. A business partnership is a relatively easy entity to set up, but it does have its drawbacks.
One primary drawback to setting up your business as a general partnership is that your personal liability as a partner is unlimited. This means that any debts of the corporate entity will be borne by the individual partners of the business.
If you’re considering setting up a business as a partnership, our law firm has helped
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An asset purchase agreement is a legal contract between two parties, in which one party agrees to sell and transfer ownership of certain assets to the other party. The purchased assets may be tangible or intangible and can include things like property, equipment, shares in a company, or intellectual property.
An asset purchase, or a stock purchase, often involves a good deal of legal work during the transaction, which takes months of negotiation, then due diligence regarding either the buyer or the seller represents exactly what specified assets are being sold, which intangible assets, any third party consents and other
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Gaming attorneys for casino businesses
The gaming laws are changing again. The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has released a new casino license application process that will streamline the process for applicants and improve transparency.
So it is time to find a law firm with a sophisticated gaming law practice. Breaking into the gaming industry by becoming a casino operator in Ohio is a challenging and expensive task.
The new process will require applicants to submit a completed application, including all required supporting documentation, to the OCCC office.
The OCCC will then review the application and determine within 30 days.
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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves just signed the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act into law, making it the 37th state to do so. The law is 445 pages long and can be found here.

Now that what appeared like a dream in Mississippi has become a reality, you might wonder what individuals and companies interested in entering this booming industry should do to best position themselves for success when applications open. Below, we go over some of the provisions of the new law that you should be aware of at this early point if you want to open a dispensary.
What
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The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, as it is now known, is headed to Gov. Tate Reeves with supermajority approval in both the House and Senate. The House enacted a version of the act that slightly modified the altered version that the House sent back to the Senate on January 19, 2022, by a vote of 103-13. Gov. Reeves has the option of signing the bill into law, allowing it to sit for five days, after which it would become law, or vetoing the bill, which will almost certainly be overturned by the act’s supermajority support in both chambers of the
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Connecticut statutes include favorable conditions for social equity applicants. The following are some of the advantages offered to social equity applicants: (1) expedited or priority licensing; (2) 50 percent of all licenses will be awarded to social equity applicants; (3) reduced licensing fees for the first three renewal cycles; and (4) tax credits for certain investments in social equity businesses.

A social equity applicant, according to Connecticut’s Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Act (RERACA), is one that is at least 65 percent owned and controlled by an individual or individuals who (1) had an average household income of
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Because the medical marijuana, hemp, and CBD businesses are still in their infancy, many cannabis business owners are unsure if they qualify for trademark protection. The 2018 Farm Bill established a legal distinction between hemp and marijuana, as well as the legal status of regularly used cannabinoids and derivatives like CBD.As a result, as stated in an Examination Guide published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in May of 2019, significant developments in hemp-based trademarks have occurred. Here are the fundamentals of trademarking, with a focus on cannabis and hemp products at the federal and state levels.What
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