• 04.16.21

    Prop 65 Cannabis Warnings Provide Clarity, But With Conditions

    Manatt Partners Peter Duchesneau and Anita Famili co-authored an article for Daily Journal, which detailed the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) proposed modifications to its regulations for Proposition 65 safe ...

  • 07.22.20

    Is CBD on the Cusp of FDA Approval?

    Anita Famili and e Alexa Singh authored an article for mg Magazine analyzing the current legal status of hemp-derived CBD and CBD-based products, including regulations surrounding the advertisement and branding of CBD products.

  • 07.08.20

    Cannabis Industry Mergers May Soon Face Less DOJ Scrutiny

    Antitrust and competition senior counsel Brian Mohr, cannabis and CBD practice leader Anita Famili, and M&A and capital markets practices leader Thomas Poletti authored an article for Law360 about the current state of M&A transactions in the cannabis industry. In the article, the authors ...

  • 04.15.20

    Two-part Series: COVID-19 Redefines Commercial Leasing

    In a two-part Daily Journal series, Manatt Real Estate partners Grace Winters, Anita Famili and Martin Steere, along with associate Alison Weinberg-Fahey discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting commercial leasing, the potential allocations of risk between landlords and tenants in light ...

  • 03.12.20

    Coronavirus and Contracts—Force Majeure Redefined

    Manatt Real Estate partner Anita Famili and Manatt Entertainment attorney W. Joseph Anderson co-authored an article for Bloomberg Law on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting force majeure provisions in contracts. In the article, Famili and Anderson note that while many contracts ...

  • 03.11.20

    Why the Cannabis Industry Must Address the Unique Challenges of Mandated Data Retention

    Cannabis and CBD practice leader Anita Famili and privacy and data security partner Brandon Reilly co-authored an article for Legaltech News on the unique cybersecurity challenges the cannabis industry is facing. In the article, they note two overarching factors that increase the ...

  • 01.21.20

    INSIGHT: California Allows Medicinal Cannabis in Public Schools—A National Milestone for Cannabis ...

    Manatt’s cannabis and CBD practice leader Anita Famili, government and regulatory partner Brandon Young and litigation associate Mario Cardona authored an article for Bloomberg Law on California’s new law allowing parents and guardians to bring and administer the use of certain ...

  • 02.22.16

    Commercial Real Estate Opportunities in the Emerging Cannabis Industry

    Retail, multi-family, office building and industrial real estate need to move over once again to make room for another niche sector ostensibly related to health care. The newest emerging commercial real estate market truly is a virgin market-cannabis real estate. Marijuana is the fastest-growing ...

  • 11.01.14

    The Total Concession P3 - Now Entering U.S. Markets

    Unlike European nations where public-private partnerships (P3) have been a fundamental format for major infrastructure projects, we have been traditionally shy to embrace them here in the United States until recently. Yet that is beginning to change. Without the big budgets to build desperately ...

  • 09.29.14

    Cleared for Sales, Airport Retail Takes Off

    Over the last decade, U.S. airport in-terminal dining and retail programs have begun a transformation. As passengers' time spent within terminals has increased, the demand for enhanced airport in-terminal experiences has equally increased. In turn, the state and local governments that own and ...



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