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You Won a License (Finally?!) – Now What?

Attorney Joanne Caceres will discuss some steps new licensees should consider towards becoming operational.

Thursday June 9, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
2112 4245 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 Get Directions
Business and Entrepreneurship

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Please Join IWC on June 9, 2022, from 5-7 PM CST for a presentation by Dentons Attorney Joanne Caceres where she will discuss some steps current new licensees should consider -- now that licenses are on the verge of being awarded -- as they rev up the race towards becoming operational. Joanne will discuss the importance of reviewing your application, corporate and legal considerations, strategic partnerships and guidelines for keeping open and effective communications with the Illinois regulators. Following the presentation, Joanne will also answer questions from the audience.

Also, Jack Bilanzic from World Business Chicago will provide a brief overview of commercial properties including details on zoning, resources available through World Business Chicago, and best practices new licenses should consider when approaching real estate decisions. QA will follow

Speaker Bios

Joanne Caceres

Joanne counsels clients in the cannabis industry to attain their business objectives while voiding legal risks in this rapidly evolving regulatory environment. This includes advocating full-time for clients in or impacted by, the state-legal cannabis industries and tensions with federal law. Current clients include large publicly traded companies selling products or services in the cannabis industry, companies involved in financing the industry, vaporizer manufacturers, and a company operating dispensaries in several states.

Jack Bilanzic

Jack Bilanzic is a Business Development Manager for World Business Chicago where he focuses on Site Selection. Jack specializes in working with companies to learn about their real estate needs and assist in securing their site of operations in Chicago. Specifically, Jack is well versed in navigating the Chicago market for license holders.

World Business Chicago is the city of Chicago’s public-private economic development agency with a mission to drive inclusive economic development and job creation, support businesses, promote Chicago as a leading global city, assist existing local companies with expansion, and help new market entrants connect, assimilate and get positioned for success.

You Won a License (Finally?!) – Now What?
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