Watch Now: Cannabis Business Transactions for Growth & Exit Webinar

AAFCPAs has advised Cannabis clients through the years on a variety of business transactions. These have included mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing of intellectual property and brands, issuance of stock options, and more. In this session, AAFCPAs provides insight into some of the most popular business transactions in the cannabis space, guidance on accounting for these transactions, and considerations for structuring transactions in the most tax efficient manner. AAFCPAs’ Cannabis Practice recently presented this topic at the 2023 Maine Cannabis Convention, August 13, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Speakers (L-R): David McManus, CPA, CGMA, Joshua England, LLM, Esq., and Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA


    • Gain insight into some of the most beneficial business transactions in the cannabis space
    • Learn how to plan for and structure these transactions in the most tax efficient manner, including how to minimize 280E
    • Learn how to account for these transactions to ensure your books and records are rock solid

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About the Authors

David McManus CPA
Dave leads AAFCPAs’ Cannabis Business Practice, providing highly coveted tax, entity structure, and business advisory solutions.  Dave has been deeply immersed in understanding the complex financial and operational nuances of the cannabis industry since 2012. He advises multi-state operators, recreational and medical retailers, cultivators, product manufacturers, and investors. He proactively advises clients on risks, opportunities, and tax implications related to market entry, accounting methods, capital structure, debt financing, R&D, M&A, and goodwill impairment. He has led industry training sessions on interpreting and implementing new federal and state marijuana statutes, including compliance with 280E. Dave maintains a strong network of cannabis industry investors, attorneys, bankers, employee compensation and benefits providers, realtors, risk managers, and insurance agents, and he leverages these resources as appropriate to help clients achieve success.
Joshua England, Tax Attorney
Josh is a tax strategist with extensive expertise advising high-net-worth individuals, nonprofits, and business owners and investors on effective strategies to ensure tax efficiency, asset protection, well-executed succession plans, and wealth preservation. He has been practicing law since 2000 and focuses his practice on the areas of wealth transfer planning, fiduciary and individual taxation, business structuring to maximize tax efficiency, and advising tax-exempt organizations, foundations and charitable donors.
Janice O'Reilly CPA
Janice is a Partner in the Consulting Division of AAFCPAs and advisor and former leader of the Managed Accounting Solutions (MAS) practice, which provides “right-size” outsourced accounting solutions, from cloud-based bookkeeping to CFO deliverables, designed to optimize the effectiveness of the modern finance function.  Public, privately-held, and nonprofit organizations value the pragmatic assessment, infrastructure set-up, and flawless execution of their accounting & finance deliverables—all completed with the resources and technical expertise of AAFCPAs’ full-service CPA and consulting firm.