The U.S. Cannabis Industry: Trends, Developments, and Issues You Should Know

Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Nichole Geary
Travis W. Bliss Ph.D.


About Floridian Partners, LLC

Though many may not believe it, Tallahassee and Miami are actually in the same state. Spanning across 500-miles and boasting wildly different cultures, the cities are the yin and yang that influence Florida’s policy and economy. Those who work around the Capitol know you can’t pass a law without the South Florida delegation, and those trying to break into the Miami business scene know they must account for the politicians and regulators in the North.

The belief that our clients are best served by having a powerful presence in both cities was the catalyst that led to the founding of Floridian Partners in 2000 by Rodney Barreto, Charlie Dudley and Brian May. Later joined by Jorge Chamizo and Gary Guzzo, the firm has flourished due to the deep and varied business and political experience and connections brought together by all its partners.


About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel

Founded by six partners with decades of shared experience, the roots of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP run deep in the domestic and international IP communities. As a boutique firm, our moderate size fosters close attorney-client relationships and allows us to tailor our services to meet unique client needs. Our first-rate team of attorneys and advisors has experience across the sciences, in technologies, and in branding ranging from semi-conductors, to household products, to novel varieties of plants.  Panitch Schwarze’s nationally-ranked team assists in all areas of IP (patent (including plant and cannabis matters), trademark, copyright, and trade secret) for both ex parte and adversarial matters (in district courts and before the PTAB) across a broad range of technologies.