Laws regarding marijuana use and legalization are changing rapidly, leading to complexity for CPAs about how to serve marijuana business clients effectively.

Robert Cohen, CPA, Partner at LGSH LLP leads the firm’s Cannabis group and is sharing his experience at the 3rd annual 2019 California Society of CPAs Cannabis Symposium.  The 2019 Symposium is held at the South San Francisco Conference Center on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Mr. Cohen is on the planning committee and 2019 marks his third time presenting at the Symposium.  Mr. Cohen is a panel participant with another CPA from the Bay Area and both will be taking a deep dive into the application of Internal Revenue Code Section 280E to producers, manufacturers and resellers.  Other topics will include a discussion about the applicability of Internal Revenue Code Section 199A and Opportunity Zone tax benefits and business structure in light of the results of the Harborside tax court case.

Other topics that are covered at the Symposium include:

  • Industry Update
  • Track and Trace
  • Investment Issues
  • How to prepare for an audit
  • Issues from a CFO perspective regarding going public
  • Seles, Excise and Cultivation tax update
  • Serving Cannabis clients

To learn more about this emerging industry and be a valued source of information for your clients in the cannabis industry, contact Robert at