July 2019

Qualified Opportunity Zones: What We Know From New Regulations

Interest continues to increase in a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provides significant tax incentives for investors in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ).After releasing the first set of QOZ proposed regulations on…

Opportunities & Trends in Real Estate Private Equity

In a low interest rate environment and with plenty of undeployed capital, Private Equity firms continue aggressive investments in commercial real estate assets. The real estate market in which these firms invest is facing a variety of challenges and opport…

June 2019

Legal “Gray Area” Surrounds CBD-Infused Food and Beverages

2018 was a busy year for the cannabis industry in the Northeast. David S. Hirsch explains what it will take for the production, distribution and sale of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products to move out of the legal "gray area."

May 2019

Hinckley Allen Represents Journalist in First Amendment Case

Hinckley Allen attorneys William S. Fish, Jr. and Alexa Millinger along with the Yale Law School Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic defended journalist Nancy Chapman, the founder of a non-profit news site, in a pro-bono case involving a complaint …

Tips for Recreational Marijuana Use Policies in “Social Model” Assisted Living Residences

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, assisted living residences (ALRs) face a unique challenge: residents that chose to use this product.  Formal guidance regarding how ALRs should address a resident’s use of recreational marijuana…

April 2019

Assange’s Long Standoff Ends With U.K. Arrest, U.S. Hack Charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and charged in the U.S. with conspiracy, partner Michael Koenig comments.