Lawyers, Accountants & Bankers… Oh My!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 1 PM EST | 90 Minutes

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Thinking of Starting a Cannabis Business? 
Hoping to find ways to improve your current cannabis operation?

So, you want to start a cannabis business, or are off-and-running and still need support? 

It’s no secret there are a ton of moving parts related to starting any business, let alone a cannabis business. It includes, but is not limited to building relationships with lawyers, accountants, and bankers. This doesn’t have to be scary.

In partnership with the esteemed cannabis law firm Vicente & Sederberg, Green Check brings subject matter experts to the table to answer the real questions and will debunk myths about starting and running a successful cannabis operation.

Join us for Part 1 of 3 in the series of this virtual event as we cover:

  • Locating funds and raising capital
  • Collateralizing loans in cannabis
  • Finding the right financial institution
  • Licensing and Licensing Types


  • Copies of all presentation materials
  • 90-day access to the webinar recording
  • Sources for banks and non-bank lenders

Who Should Attend:

  • Prospective Cannabis Operators
  • New Cannabis Business Operators
  • Social Equity Applicants
  • Existing cannabis operators looking for a leg up on the competition

What’s next in the series:

  • Finding real estate and dealing with build-outs
  • Managing relationships with vendors in a cash-heavy industry
  • What you need to know about cannabis business insurance


Paul Dunford

Co-Founder and VP of Knowledge, Green Check

Paul is a co-founder of Green Check Verified, where he is the VP of Knowledge. Paul oversees the development and management of compliance programs for Green Check Verified’s clients, with a focus on state-level compliance as well as compliance around federal guidance.

Sahar Ayinehzazian

Partner, Vicente, LLP

Sahar Ayinehsazian is a partner at leading national cannabis and psychedelics law firm Vicente LLP. As a leading member of the firm's Corporate Department, she guides multi-state operators in the cannabis industry in their expansion into new markets across the U.S. and advises businesses, investors, and other law firms on the nuances of executing corporate transactions involving licensed and ancillary cannabis companies. Vicente LLP is a top-ranked national cannabis and psychedelics law firm providing legal and policy services to marijuana and hemp companies, psychedelics companies, ancillary businesses, investors, governmental bodies, and advocacy organizations.