Recent Entries

  • From the Land of OZ – New Federal OZ Regulations to OMB; DOE Prioritizes OZs; Proposed Federal OZ Reporting Bill; and SC adds state incentives to OZ program – Brad A. Molotsky, Esq. Duane Morris LLP
    On Friday, December 6th, the IRS/Treasury delivered to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) , approximately 500+ pages of final regulations for Opportunity Zones. Hey now! OMB has up to 30 days to review these regulations and then issue them as final regulations in the Federal Register.... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3 Published on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 By Brad A. Molotsky
  • Farmers in Ontario Could Get Increased Protection from Animal Rights Trespassers
    by John M. Simpson. On December 2, Bill 156 was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, entitled the “Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.”  The measure, which was introduced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and which passed upon first reading, stiffens... read more
    Posted to Animal Law Developments Published on Friday, December 6th, 2019 By John M. Simpson
  • Recap: Greentech Media’s Power & Renewables Summit
    While it’s hard to believe that more than a month has passed since the 2019 Power & Renewables Summit in Austin, Texas, the Duane Morris Green IP Blog wanted to make sure to share some of the key intellectual property takeaways from that conference. The conference organizers put together a... read more
    Posted to Green IP Published on Friday, December 6th, 2019 By Justus Getty
  • Cannabis Patent Review: Extraction and Purification
    In this first article of his Cannabis Patent Review series, Duane Morris partner Vince Capuano reports on the patenting of technology related to cannabis extraction and cannabinoid purifications. He writes: One of the more active areas in the patenting of cannabis technology in 2019 is the related fields of cannabis... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • HOW TO ASSURE A SUCCESSFUL PHYSICIAN PRACTICE INVESTMENT OR ACQUISITION
    As physician practices, health care entities, private equity and venture capital firms consider physician practice investments and acquisitions, the players need to address the unique nature of physicians and physician practices in order to assure a successful deal. Peter Drucker is quoted as saying that “Only three things happen naturally... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health Law Published on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 By Patricia S. Hofstra
  • Next Wave of Oil and Gas Bankruptcies
    A new wave of bankruptcy filings for leveraged oil and gas companies has begun and this time it may involve more prepacks and less optimism. Beginning in late 2015 and continuing through 2017, downtown Houston was filled with bankruptcy lawyers. Highly leveraged exploration and production (or E&P) companies had become... read more
    Posted to Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Published on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 By Rick Hyman
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities, Beware of ACOs
    Providers in the long term care industry often ask me whether they should sign on with their local accountable care organization (“ACO”). My answer has always been, for years now, absolutely! After all, ACOs can be a good source of referrals for skilled nursing. Plus, a team-oriented ACO can foster... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health Law Published on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 By Neville M. Bilimoria
  • Federal Banking Regulators Take Steps to Allow Financial Services for Hemp-Related Businesses
    Banking has been an impediment for the cannabis industry because the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 (BSA) and related regulations―which seek to prevent money laundering and other financial crimes―place onerous requirements on banks when a transaction is suspected to involve illegal activity. 12 C.F.R. Section 21.11. Notwithstanding billions of state-legal cannabis... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking Law Published on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • Duane Morris Partner Tracy Gallegos Named a Top Woman of Influence by MyVegas Magazine
    Duane Morris partner Tracy Gallegos is featured in MyVegas magazine as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence. The list recognizes women who have made a “huge positive impact … and continue to change the shape of Las Vegas on a daily basis[.]” Ms. Gallegos has a multifaceted practice... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • Federal Banking Regulators Take Steps to Allow Financial Services for Hemp-Related Businesses
    Banking has been an impediment for the cannabis industry because the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 (BSA) and related regulations―which seek to prevent money laundering and other financial crimes―place onerous requirements on banks when a transaction is suspected to involve illegal activity. 12 C.F.R. Section 21.11. Notwithstanding billions of state-legal cannabis... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 By DuaneMorris3