AUTHORED BY: JORDAN ZOOT

Managing Director & CEO – aBIZinaBOX Inc. – CPA’s 

Accounting, Attest, Tax, Regulatory Compliance and Technology

Evanston HQ [Chicago] – Oakland – New York

CPA.CITP.CISM.CGEIT.CGMA 

Verticals: California Commercial Cannabis Industry, Alt. Investments/Private Equity, Real Estate, Professional Services, IRS Controversy, OPR Practitioner Represenatio and Distressed Assets/Debt 

Technology :

Advanced & High Complexity Cloud Integrator
AICPA PCPS, CAQ, IMTA, CITP
ISACA CGEIT, CISM

Technologies & Platforms – with Certifications and Full Partner Program Members
Google Cloud Partner – G Suite, Education, Chrome, Android
Google Partners – Adwords & Analytics
Microsoft CSP Silver Partner – Office 365, Azure Platform
Amazon Web Services – Consulting Partner, EC2, S3, Dockers
Collab., Sync & Sharing – box.com, Dropbox Business, cloudHQ.net
Enterprise Apps – salesforce.com, Evernote Business, Zendesk
workato.com – Advanced Integration Platform, Fishbowl Inventory & ERP
Financial Apps – Xero Gold Accounting Partner, METRC,

AICPA – PCPS, CAQ Member Firm

State CPA Societies in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas

Members – ICAEW, CIOT, CAANZ, and The Tax Institute in the UK and Australia

Expertise with Regulatory Compliance – US – HIPAA, FINRA, SEC Rule 17(a)(3)/(4), eDiscovery, FINCEN – EU- EBA, ESMA, EIOPA UK – BoE, PRA, FCA

AICPA Member Firm 
– Center for Audit Quality Firm# 2092102
– Private Companies Practice Section Firm# 02092102

Before we start a short Ed’s note…the pages that you can link to below take the reader to examples of the documents. To access the full documents do head to the site at  https://abizinaboxcannabis.com/ or contact Jordan directly.

Please see those contact details at the end of the article.

 

In our case, as a firm of certified public accountants, though substantially all of the guidance has application for attorneys.

Also, Circular 230 Practitioners, and other professionals that have an on-going involvement with the provision of professional advice to cannabis industry businesses or otherwise.

I would like  to emphasize and repeat that substantially all of the documents which are included herein ARE NOT BOILERPLATE.

We have spent well in excess of 200 hours, six digits in legal fees and discussions with five different flavors of attorneys with per diem rates starting at $500 and quickly escalating to $950/hour to get the information presented.

These documents were crafted to work with the unique issues associated with our practice, and I’d suggest only someone with the intelligence level of a small primate  would assume that they can cut and paste them into another business.

We preface the discussion by noting that if your website is built on WordPress, then the WPAutoTerms plug-in is worth 50X what it costs.

Here are the pages we created:

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo Omnibus provides an index to legal pages, disclosures, and the rest of the Legal Mumbo-Jumbo Omnibus shit that keeps our lawyers and insurance carriers calm and tolerable.

We have invested plent of $’s  in producing the best documents and agreements we can to protect our business.

As a general matter of policy, we DO NOT modify our core documents without an EXCEPTIONALLY good reason.  So it isn’t a deal breaker, please don’t even ask.

Engagement Letter

Audit Engagement Representation Rider

Business Engagement Letter – Accounting – Tax Compliance – Consultation

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network FINCEN Report Rider

Individual Compliance Services Rider

Tax Projections Rider – Incorporated- Business Engagement Letter

General Terms and Conditions

– contains the provisions that become incorporated into our Engagement Letters

GDPR Privacy Policy

Website Terms and Conditions

Digital Millennium Copyright Act – DMCA

Cannabis Industry Policy

Addressing the unique requirements of the legal cannabis industry

Diversity Policy

Addressing issues associated with diversity, all forms of harassment and equal opportunity for everyone.

Creative Commons – Fair Use License

Post Stupid Stuff – Make Sure Its Yours

Our compilation of resources for citation and attribution for the use of authoritative items and attribution for use of the work and ideas of others.

Regulation of Tax Professionals

Our resource for vetting and understanding your tax advisors.

 

Please contact Jordan Zoot for further information about these documents

jszesq(at)abizinabox.com