Rhode Island – June 14, 2020 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Benjamin L. Rackliffe, a leading corporate and business attorney, will be a featured panelist on “Navigating Multi-Level Regulatory Schemes” on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as part of the 2020 Rhode Island Bar Virtual Annual Meeting Series. The webinar will address client representation in heavily regulated industries such as the liquor and cannabis industries within the complex framework of interacting federal, state, and municipal laws and authorities. For more information and to register, visit https://ribar.inreachce.com/Details/Information/d7db59c6-8258-4c3d-a9c0-1aa4093b3ad6.
Attorney Rackliffe is considered a leading authority in the areas of corporate and regulatory compliance in multiple industries, including within nascent cannabis industries. For the better half of a decade, he has been at the forefront of advising businesses on the ever-evolving state and federal cannabis law and policy landscape in both medical and recreational markets throughout New England and elsewhere. Within the State of Rhode Island alone, Attorney Rackliffe has advised approximately two dozen licensed cultivation companies through real estate, licensing, regulatory compliance and investment related matters. Outside of Rhode Island, he routinely advises dispensary and cultivation operators, both publicly traded and private, including the owner of the largest outdoor cannabis cultivation on the east coast. In addition, he advises investors on risk mitigation measures within the cannabis space. His experience also includes representing clients in the nation’s burgeoning hemp industry. He earned his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Providence College, and is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.