December 6, 2019
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Join Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group partner and Regulatory Section Leader John M. Geiringer at the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) Bank Counsel Conference on Friday, December 6, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. This intensive one-day conference will offer a year-in-review on state and federal banking industry developments, legislation, regulation, court decisions, and the regulators' latest hot button issues. This program will advise how to identify and manage cutting edge issues that are central to clients and practices.

The Highs and Lows and Hows of Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses
Friday, December 6 | 1:30-2:45 PM
John M. Geiringer, Partner & Regulatory Section Leader
Steven Kemmerling, Founder & CEO, CRB Monitor

With the approaching legalization of recreational cannabis use in Illinois, financial institutions state-wide will inevitably be impacted – either directly or indirectly – by marijuana-related businesses. Highlighting the importance of being prepared to counsel banking clients in 2020, this session will focus on best practices and approaches associated with providing banking services to cannabis-related businesses to help banks navigate and responsibly service this burgeoning industry.

Additional Topics Include:

  • Illinois Update – Recent Developments in Banking Law
  • Regulatory Roundtable – Current Legal Issues from the Regulators’ Perspectives
  • Ethics Considerations When Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses
  • The New Illinois Trust Code – Who, What, When & Why
  • Consumer Banking Update – Recent Trends in Consumer Financial Services

John Geiringer is a nationally recognized banking attorney who advises financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters. John regularly provides focused training sessions to boards and management on a wide range of legal and risk management topics.

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