FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
Miranda Weigler, Chief Marketing Officer Indiva Advisors LLP 1-833-880-0420 x103
Indiva Advisors LLP Partnership to bring thought-leadership to MJ Biz Con 2022
Indiva Advisors LLP (Las Vegas, NV) is excited to share details of their participation at the upcoming MJ Biz conference in Law Vegas, Nevada. Partners Jessica Velazquez and Katye Maxson-Landis will be bringing their signature brand of thought- leadership to educate new industry entrants and veterans alike.
Indiva Advisors, LLP is known for education, advocacy, and activism at Federal, State, and local levels. Focusing on tax policy considerations, social equity, interstate commerce, social consumption and emerging psylocibin regulatory developments, the firm brings thoughtful, elegant accounting and tax solutions to every discussion.
Chief Operating Officer Katye Maxson-Landis will be appearing with The BuzzKillas on Thursday, November 17 at a Main Conference Breakout session. Moderator Kate Robertson will lead a conversation on lessons learned from nine years of legal cannabis with strategic advice from both the legal and accounting perspectives. Entrepreneurs and professional service providers new to the industry can both learn from the experience of early-adopter adult-use markets to weather volatility, and balance short-term and long-term growth strategies.
“Many entrepreneurs continue to jump headfirst into the new cannabis industry without good tax and legal information, a detailed business plan or an understanding of the unique facets of state-legal markets.” says Maxson-Landis. “This leads to mistakes that waste capital, create tensions between owners, operational inefficiencies, and bad business decisions.”
The Buzzkillas formed as an Oregon market braintrust who have been working in highly-regulated cannabis since the beginning and plan to share informative anonymized anecdotes about individual businesses experience of the evolution of compliance regimes and the resulting market shifts. Conference attendees can add the session in their show planner, the group plans a follow up webinar in December for those unable to travel this year.
Managing Partner Jessica Velazquez will be taking part in the Women Grow “takeover” at the MJ BizCon Central booth on Wednesday, November 16. This first-of-its-kind event at MJBiz is an opportunity to highlight amazing women-owned companies, brands, and female entrepreneurs. Jessica will moderate a conversation on cannabis policy at 2pm to discuss progress made in 2022 and hopes for 2023.
“As more states move to better regulated markets, and the Federal Government takes steps to adapt agencies and strategies for a national marketplace, it remains imperative that industry not forget the advocacy that has brought such progress.” states Velazquez. “This is an important time of year to take stock and make strategic plans. Just as we do for our individual businesses, the industry must set priorities to improve existing markets for both consumer and supply-chain and support the new markets coming online.”
Indiva Advisors, LLP will be hosting a booth on the Expo floor (South Hall Lower, 906) for conference attendees interested in learning more about either topic.
Indiva Advisors LLP is the leading accounting firm dedicated to the cannabis industry whose team of experts’ service cannabis and hemp businesses in 18 states, ranging from dispensaries to cultivators to ancillary companies. We transform our evolving cannabis industry expertise into innovative, value-added solutions for our clients, business partners and the community. We elevate the standards of ethics and integrity within the industry as it evolves into federal and legal legitimacy.
Jessica Velazquez is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois & Nevada and a member of the AICPA. She hails from public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, as well as Zappos.com and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. She serves as Treasurer for the Minority Cannabis Business Association and represents “Small Firms” on the AICPA National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion.
Katye Maxson-Landis is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of both the AICPA and OSCPA. She is well known as a thought leader on 280E taxation issues and related small business concerns. She is a member of the AICPA Cannabis Conference planning committee and OSCPA Women’s Initiative Committee. She provides professional education to CPAs, EAs, bookkeepers, and lawyers through state professional organizations and The Moxy Accountant, a one-of-a-kind NASBA accredited cannabis tax training program.