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This webinar provides a primer on the ever-evolving state and federal laws and regulations concerning hemp and CBD, particularly as it pertains to the concerns of small business owners seeking to capitalize on opportunities in the hemp products space, which is currently one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.

Jonathan Miller, who leads our Hemp Industry Team and is one of the nation’s leading advocates for hemp business owners, is joined by panelists from our intellectual property, finance, general corporate and federal regulatory practices. Together, they discuss the nuts and bolts of getting a hemp business off the ground, focusing on important topics such as general corporate organizational tools, FDA compliance, patents and trademarks, and non-profit concerns and classifications.

Looking to learn the basics of Hemp/CBD law? This webinar is for you.

This video was created for general informational purposes only as of the time of its creation and does not constitute legal advice, the formation of an attorney client relationship, or a solicitation to provide legal services.


Jonathan Miller

Jonathan, member-in-charge of Frost Brown Todd’s Washington, D.C. office, has emerged as one of the nation’s leading hemp lawyers, while serving as one of the industry’s leading advocates for legalization. In 2014, Miller helped lead the successful battle against the DEA’s efforts to ban importation of hemp seed, and he now serves as general counsel to the US Hemp Roundtable, the industry’s leading business trade association, which led the fight to securing permanent federal legalization of hemp and continues to address the development of hemp-friendly state regulation. Jonathan’s work was recognized by the prestigious National Law Journal which named him to its inaugural class of “Trailblazers” among government relations professionals.


Kimera Hall

Kimera’s practice focuses on representing clients whose products and activities are regulated by the FDA and USDA. She advises clients on a variety of regulatory matters, including nutrition labeling, label claims, and website content. She also provides advice with respect to general, corporate, commercial and day-to-day business matters, including commercial contract negotiations, review and drafting, with an emphasis on supply and distribution arrangements.

Nolan Jackson 

Nolan has successfully handled complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout Kentucky and has represented clients in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings on various federal and state law claims. Additionally, Nolan has advised clients at all levels of the hemp and derivative products supply chains on myriad issues, including compliance, contract enforcement, import/export, inspections, labeling and packaging, licensing, and litigation.

Karlyn Schnapp

Karlyn represents domestic and international clients in a wide array of intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, counseling and enforcement. Karlyn’s patent practice involves patent prosecution for small molecule, pharmaceutical, and polymer chemistry; freedom to practice, validity and patentability opinions; licensing agreements; due diligence review of intellectual property assets and patent portfolio management.

Bill Repasky

Bill represents financial services clients in litigation, operations and compliance. He has experience in the credit and debit card industry, including those issues unique to transaction Acquirers. He served as in-house counsel to National Processing Company, then the nation’s second largest acquirer of card transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Bill worked as in-house counsel for National City Bank, handling the Bank’s commercial, retail and operational litigation.

This webinar is brought to you by our Hemp Industry Team in collaboration with the Diversity & Inclusion program at Frost Brown Todd, one of the first Midwestern law firms to earn the prestigious Mansfield Rule Plus Certification for promoting diverse leadership. Our firm is committed to promoting equity, diversity and empowerment to minority-owned businesses and farmers of color. This webinar will advise small and minority-owned businesses in navigating the rules and regulations of the hemp and CBD industry.