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Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Nicholas R. Lykins, will be speaking at the ALFA International Hospitality & Retail Chicago Regional Seminar. The seminar will be taking place on Thursday, June 27, at Johnson & Bell’s Chicago office. This seminar will include topics on labor and employment issues affecting the hospitality and retail industry, in-house counsel, coverage, and much more.

Mr. Lykins, along with Jeremy Unruh, Director of Regulatory and Eternal Affairs at PharmaCann, will be speaking about “Cannabis & CBD Oil for Retailers: Growing Opportunities or Problems?” This discussion will touch on the state laws governing cannabis and hemp product sales that are continuing to evolve.  He will also discuss how those changes will impact retail and hospitality operations.

Mr. Lykins handles liability concerns and real estate-related issues, including commercial litigation, premises liability, and lease contract enforcement disputes, for some of the largest shopping mall and retail center property owners in the United States.  He also represents clients ranging from a Fortune Global 500 company to local product manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos and toxic tort litigation. He represents these clients throughout Illinois and in Northwest Indiana.

ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. The organization has some 150 member firms throughout the world, including 80 U.S. firms with offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas and 70 international firms are located around the globe.  Johnson & Bell is the exclusive northern Illinois and northwest Indiana member firm for the network.

About Johnson & Bell

Clients rely on Johnson & Bell to defend their interests in court.  Since 1975, we have developed a reputation for providing legal counsel that accomplishes our clients’ business objectives. Building on a track record of success handling major catastrophic personal injury cases, Johnson & Bell continues to represent numerous clients across a broad array of business concerns.  We work with clients to mediate, settle or litigate their business issues.  In addition, our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of commercial transactions and commercial litigation in both State and Federal court, locally and throughout the country.