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The Feds, Cannabis and Hemp: Imperfect Together

Posted in Finance on July 13, 2018 by Barton LLP

An estimated $8.5 billion was spent on legal cannabis in the United States last year. However, even this amount is a drop in the bucket compared to projections for the next several years. Those projections range from a ‘low’ of $23.4 billion to as much as $44.4 billion by the year 2022 if the full …

Bankruptcy Safe Harbor Part II

Posted in Finance on July 6, 2018 by Barton LLP

This past fall we provided an in-depth blog article addressing the notable discrepancy that had developed in the Circuit Courts concerning the important issue as to the breadth of the “safe harbor” provision of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. In particular, Section 546(e) limits the power of a debtor or a trustee to avoid …

CFIUS Review of Corporate Transactions Will Likely Be Significantly Expanded

According to press reports, the President has decided to rely on a bill pending in Congress to resolve the issues regarding investment from China in technology and other businesses in the US.  The bill is the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act,” known as FIRRMA.  Most observers believe that Congress will enact FIRRMA this year.  …

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