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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Cannabis-Related Due Diligence: What are the red flags for corruption?

As long as U.S. federal law enforcement priorities remain the same, licensed cannabis operators are unlikely to be prosecuted if they are completely compliant with state laws. However, if the DOJ or state regulators discover that a license was acquired through corrupt means, the license will not provide any protection.… Continue Reading

FinCEN expands beneficial owner reporting rules for real estate

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network added Honolulu Tuesday to a reporting program for real estate deals involving cash transactions.

FinCEN also extended reporting requirements for six other metropolitan areas under a data collection program that started in March 2016.… Continue Reading

Practice Note: How to handle real estate compliance risks

In the prior post, we talked about anti-corruption enforcement actions and investigations involving real estate. Now let’s look at real estate-related compliance.

A strong compliance program can help an investor detect and avoid a high-risk transaction, or at a minimum ensure that the investor avoids liability for conduct of a rogue third party.… Continue Reading