Women’s History Highlight: Shohreh Davoodi

By Rebecca Lyon It took me forever to start writing this. I was really never meant to be a writer, and I’ll be honest, that made me drag my feet on starting this post. One evening, after a particularly grueling work day, I was decompressing with Baby Yoda memes and adorable pet photos when a post came on my [...]

2020-03-27T11:32:18-05:00March 27th, 2020|Business Entity Selection/Formation, Our Firm|

Illinois Secretary of State Struggles with Serious Slowdown

It’s been a couple of months since you submitted your LLC, applied for a DBA, or filed to dissolve or merge your business. You still haven’t heard back, and you’re left wondering “Dude, where’s my business?” You aren’t alone! Struck with a sudden slew of submissions, the Illinois Secretary of State Business Division is seriously behind in their filings. [...]

Zoning Issues for Illinois’s Craft Grow Businesses

UPDATE (2/11/2020): The Department of Agriculture recently released a Notice to Local Zoning Authorities, which provides zoning authorities with some guidance on how to complete Exhibit O of the craft grower license application. Per this notice, the zoning authority should check the second box, indicating that the craft grow applicant has come to them for their approval, “if the [...]

Illinois Releases Cannabis Applications for Craft Growers, Transporters, and Infusers

A week after recreational adult cannabis use became legal in Illinois, the state’s Department of Agriculture (“DOA”) released the much-anticipated craft grower, transporter, and infuser license applications for cannabis businesses. The DOA’s website contains information for those wanting to apply for these licenses, including forms and an FAQ page for each license. The DOA will begin accepting applications on [...]

Social Equity Status is All or Nothing, IDFPR Clarifies

(date: November 4th, 2019) The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the arm of the government in charge of licensing cannabis dispensaries, recently compiled and published their answers to the questions they have received about the application process. The law leaves many issues unresolved, and this resource clarifies a lot of them. One of the key parts [...]