Mary Hannah

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A member of Husch Blackwell’s corporate and securities group, Mary focuses her practice on mergers, acquisitions and commercial contracting. Additionally, Mary has experience in issues affecting non-profits and organizational and governance matters related to corporations and alternative business entities. Mary is also involved with the St. Louis Cortex community, where she works closely with individual entrepreneurs and start-up companies through every stage of their process, including corporate formation, debt and equity financing, and third party contracts.

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For startups looking to raise capital, crowdfunding looks to be a modern solution to capital-raising concerns. In 2015, the SEC issued a rule on crowdfunding (“Regulation Crowdfunding”), which exempts companies from the lengthy registration requirements necessary when offering a sale of securities, including a sale of the company’s equity to the public. Regulation Crowdfunding allows unaccredited investors to invest in companies and allows such companies to raise up to $1,070,000 in a 12- month period through…
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is at odds with the ever-growing marijuana industry. While marijuana legalization was a big winner in November’s elections, with seven states legalizing either medical or adult recreational use of the drug, the burgeoning industry may run into some problems obtaining trademarks for marijuana products and related devices. The lack of trademark protection could slow down or inhibit the growth of the industry as the lack of trademark…
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is at odds with the ever-growing marijuana industry. While marijuana legalization was a big winner in November’s elections, with seven states legalizing either medical or adult recreational use of the drug, the burgeoning industry may run into some problems obtaining trademarks for marijuana products and related devices. The lack of trademark protection could slow down or inhibit the growth of the industry as the lack of trademark…