About Catia Kossovsky

Cátia Kossovsky, Esq. owns Kossovsky Law PLLC, a boutique law firm focused on assisting cannabusiness clients with corporate, business, financing, securities laws and regulations compliance.

Cannabis Business Structuring for Growth and Exit

by Cátia Kossovsky, Chair Corporate, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group At some point, every company owner will consider how to grow or sell the company that he or she built.  Hopefully, growth planning leads to increased revenues, operations, productivity, and creation of a larger footprint. While an exit strategy could lead to a

By |2020-03-09T09:32:39-06:00March 9th, 2020|Mergers and Acquisitions|

U.S. Customs And Border Patrol Bans Canadians, Then Changes Its Mind

Last October, I wrote Can Canadians Involved in the Legalized Marijuana Industry Enter the United States?   Now, nine months after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that has affirmed Hemp and its derivatives, including cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (“CBD”) and  delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”, provided that concentration of THC not be more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis) is

By |2019-12-18T12:31:12-07:00September 16th, 2019|Government and Policy|

Hemp Industry Outlook: Start-ups, Mergers & Acquisitions Abound

Three months since the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), companies looking to expand their footprint in the industry have started diving into the federally legal U.S. hemp market through start-ups or mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Most recently, Canada’s second-largest cannabis producer, Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), last month furthered its growth strategy

By |2019-12-18T12:50:43-07:00March 20th, 2019|Mergers and Acquisitions|

Can Canadians Involved in the Legalized Marijuana Industry Enter the United States?

For months we have been hearing rumors that Canadian citizens who work in the Canadian legalized marijuana industry, or who invest in the sector either in Canada or in the United States, have been having trouble crossing the border into the United States.  Some rumors even indicated a lifetime ban for those Canadians who were

By |2019-12-18T13:27:09-07:00October 15th, 2018|Global Law, Government and Policy|