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How the Legalization of Cannabis can affect your Practice

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150 minutes
Annamaria Enenajor
Chad Finkelstein
Rachel Goldenberg
Audrey Loeb
Matt Maurer
Alice Tseng
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
150 minutes
$149.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

On October 17, 2018, the use of cannabis for recreational purposes became legal in Canada. This development will impact legal professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Whether you are a criminal lawyer in need of a primer on new roadside testing, a leasing lawyer who could use some guidance on how legalization will impact commercial and residential leases, or a corporate lawyer who would like to know how legalization will impact the business world, the TLA has you covered.

Join our multidisciplinary panel of lawyers who will give you the quick and dirty on how legalization may impact your practice.


Annamaria Enenajor

Annamaria Enenajor is a partner at Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers, recently named one of Canada’s Top 10 criminal law boutiques by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. She practices criminal defence, constitutional and regulatory law. Annamaria vigorously defends her clients in criminal matters and provides comprehensive and strategic legal advice related to criminal and regulatory law.

Following a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada, Ms. Enenajor began her legal career in the New York office of a multinational law firm, where she focused on defending government enforcement actions and conducting internal investigations into allegations of corruption and bribery. She is a strong public advocate for cannabis decriminalization and is the founder and Campaign Director of the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty

Chad Finkelstein

Chad is a partner, business lawyer and Registered Trademark Agent at Dale & Lessmann LLP. With a wide latitude of legal experience in many areas of law, Chad’s main specialties lie in franchise law, licensing & distribution, intellectual property law and brand marketing & advertising law across a broad spectrum of service sectors including retail, restaurant chains, financial services, health & wellness, beauty services, real estate and technology.

Frequently, he leads mergers and acquisitions deal teams or is engaged as franchise counsel to other law firms and private equity firms on specialized franchise legal matters for large-scale corporate work.

Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel is the Content Lawyer for the Employment Module of Lexis Practice Advisor Canada. She began her career practicing litigation at WeirFoulds LLP. Her practice included a broad range of legal issues with an emphasis on all facets of employment law, including contract negotiation, policy writing and review, wrongful dismissal matters, settlement negotiations, and acting on behalf of both employers and employees in litigation

Audrey Loeb

Matt Maurer

Matt is a partner at Torkin Manes and Vice Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Group. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in our Litigation Group with over a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his corporate clients.

Matt provides regulatory advice to a wide range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers, producer applicants, owners of businesses that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs with start-up aspirations, and foreign businesses who are looking to enter the Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses.

Alice Tseng

Alice Tseng is a partner at Smart & Biggar. She is a pharmacist, lawyer and patent agent, and specializes in regulatory, advertising and privacy matters for the pharmaceutical, cannabis, medical device, food, natural health product and cosmetics industries. Among other awards, she is listed in Chambers for both Cannabis and Life Sciences.

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