Managing Risk in Uncertain Times: Strategies for Hemp Businesses



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Shawn Hauser, Partner, Vicente Sederberg

Jeff Kleid, Founder, Elite Risk Insurance

Kristen Nichols, Editor, Hemp Industry Daily

As a hemp operator, you cannot eliminate risk from your business plans, but there are steps you can take to help mitigate the loss one may face when unexpected events occur. This free webinar is a comprehensive discussion on risk-mitigation strategies for your business.

Legal and Insurance Experts will discuss:

  • legal strategies to make contracts less risky
  • crop insurance
  • business property insurance
  • worker’s compensation insurance

Speaker: Shawn Hauser, Partner at Vicente Sederberg

Shawn Hauser is a partner and chair of the Hemp and Cannabinoids Department at Vicente Sederberg LLP. Shawn helps marijuana and hemp businesses navigate the intersections between state and federal law including hemp laws, food and drug laws, regulatory compliance, licensing, general business representation, investment, and general business matters. As chair of the VS Hemp and Cannabinoids Department, Shawn advises clients on the unique legal landscape governing cannabinoids and hemp, helping them form compliant business structures and develop innovative solutions that best position them for success at the state and national levels. She has been named one of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” by 5280 Magazine in each of the past five years (2016-2020).

Speaker: Jeff Kleid, Founder, Elite Risk Insurance

Jeff Kleid, Founder of Elite Risk Insurance, has been implementing specialty insurance solutions for businesses, entrepreneurs and their investments for over 25 years. Founded in 2008, Elite Risk provides insurance coverage to the sports, fitness, entertainment, technology and as of 2018, the hemp industry. He has implemented multiple insurance products including the first of its kind hemp crop insurance solution.

Moderator: Kristen Nichols, Editor, Hemp Industry Daily

Kristen is the editor of Hemp Industry Daily, where she leads coverage of the hemp and CBD industries. Previously, she worked at the Associated Press for nearly 20 years. She started covering the marijuana legalization movement in 2009 – when medical stores started popping up around Denver – and wrote about the state’s first legal hemp harvest. Kristen also covered agriculture and politics in Maryland and her home state of Georgia.

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