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Lawyering for the Emerging Cannabis Industry

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Charles Reid |  Sy Sommer
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The recreational cannabis industry offers tremendous opportunity for lawyers to participate in the ‘green rush’, but this is also a complex and rapidly shifting legal landscape. In this Continuing Legal Education course presented by LEAP Legal Software, we will delve into the fascinating world of lawyering for the emerging cannabis industry. This program will feature prominent cannabis industry attorney and entrepreneur Charles Reid III Esq., from the Progressive Law Firm in Chelmsford, MA, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in this developing field.

This program will examine the emerging legal landscape surrounding the cannabis industry. With a focus on federalism, we will examine the delicate balance between federal and state laws pertaining to recreational cannabis. As more states move towards legalization and regulation, it is crucial for attorneys to stay up to date with the latest developments, so that they can understand the implications for their clients.

This program will also provide practical guidance on preparing operational plans for retail cannabis businesses. Attendees will gain valuable insight into the intricacies of establishing and managing successful ventures in this highly regulated industry. We will also discuss the regulatory and legal challenges that cannabis entrepreneurs face, thereby equipping attorneys with the necessary tools and knowledge to guide their clients when navigating this rapidly evolving landscape.

Whether you are an attorney seeking to expand your areas of practice or a legal professional interested in learning about the intersection of law and the cannabis industry, join us as we explore the unique opportunities and challenges in this emerging field, and how lawyers can play a vital role in helping cannabis entrepreneurs thrive in this new era of law and business.

There is no cost to attend this event. CLE credit is pending approval.


General CLE Credit

This program is eligible for 1 hour(s) of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hour(s) of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

LEAP will seek MCLE accreditation in CA, CT, FL, IL, NJ, NY, PA, and RI. Additional states may be requested upon completion of the course. 

If you have met the participation requirements for this course, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from Please check your spam folder as these e-mails may end up there. Once you complete the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will also be emailed to you from



Charles Reid's Profile

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Progressive Law, LLC

Charles Reid III, Esq. is the primary cannabis and litigation attorney at Progressive Law, LLC in Chelmsford, MA. Charles is also a trained mediator and a United States Marine Corps veteran who served as a Sergeant in the Iraq War. Charles understands the need for strong legal services in the emerging legal cannabis industry. Any new cannabis business needs an attorney who is prepared to take the business from its formation and help it grow by navigating the business agreements, negotiations, real estate, intellectual property, and compliance issues that are relevant in the space. In addition to cannabis law, Charles assists clients with business law, contracts, intellectual property, landlord tenant issues, and more.

Sy Sommer's Profile

Sy Sommer Related seminars and products

Director of Litigation Success

LEAP Legal Software

Sy Justin Sommer is the Director of Litigation Success at LEAP Legal Software. Sy is a 2010 graduate of Fordham Law School and is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. Sy began his career in the Family Law Department of Manhattan law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP. After three years with DHC, Sy took a role with JPMorgan Chase Bank in Brooklyn, NY where he served as an Associate Vice President Senior Counsel in the bank’s Mortgage Banking Litigation group. In 2018, Sy sought to apply his legal education and experience in the legal technology space and joined LEAP with excitement to further the company’s mission of helping attorneys to be more productive with cloud technology. Despite being a born and raised New Yorker, Sy currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.



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