May 19th, 2022 at 4pm PT  


Help NACAT Pros members understand legal entity selection considerations for cannabis operations.

Learning Objectives: Deep Dive Into Cannabis Legal Entity Selection

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Topics Covered

  • Understand how to assist clients and their attorneys with legal entity selection specific to cannabis businesses
  • Understand the impact of IRC Section 280E on the choice of legal entity
  • Identify specific entity characteristics that are affected by 280E
  • Recognize risks and uncertainties associated w/ choosing a cannabis entity

This Training Qualifies for CPE Credits

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Deep Dive Into Cannabis Legal Entity Selection



FIELD OF STUDY: Specialized Knowledge



PREREQUISITES: Accounting professional (CPA not required)

FEE: None*

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Presented by:

Brian Whalen, CPA & Steven Berley, CPA

Brian Whalen, CPA

Tattooed and occasionally cursing like a sailor (he was a sailor in the Nuclear Navy), Brian is not your typical CPA. He has no problem serving Cannabis Entrepreneurs; it’s his calling. Corporate America’s competitive advantage lies within their finance and accounting functions. Green Bean CFO was founded to level the playing field for established cannabis businesses and newcomers alike by providing an affordable finance/accounting department. We help you navigate the corporate landscape, survive IRS audits, maintain compliance with state regulators and absolutely minimize the taxes that cannabis touching businesses pay under the punitive §280E tax law. We help you grow your profits!

Steven Berley, CPA

Steven Berley is a licensed CPA and MBA with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience in major corporations to cannabis companies worldwide. Steven has published books, via Amazon, on commodity risk management and financial risk management systems (type ‘Steven Berley’ in Amazon) and has authored audit articles in IIA .In his rare spare time, Steven can be found in the backcountry of Oregon, Colorado and California.