Concurrent Session: Industry Session II

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Speaker Name

Anastasia D. Stull, Attorney at Law, Clark Partington

Presentation Title

The Bright Future of Banking Cannabis in Florida

Anastasia D. Stull, Attorney at Law, Clark Partington 

Abstract

Federal roadblocks continue to exist to state-licensed cannabis businesses, yet state liberalization of medical and recreational cannabis continues. My agenda will include a discussion of the status of federal law and the authority of Florida banks to provide banking services to cannabis-related persons and entities. I will also outline best practices around establishing a cannabis lending and deposit program followed by an outlook on the future of cannabis banking.

Bio

Anastasia (“Tasia”) Davis Stull is a member of Clark Partington’s Transactional practice group and focuses on business formation and organization, negotiation and transactions, corporate governance, and financial institution consumer compliance, including matters involving medical marijuana. Tasia is proud to return to her hometown on the Gulf Coast after spending almost two decades in Washington, DC, New York, NY and London practicing in the area of financial services.


Tasia practices in the Firm’s Destin office and has represented individual and corporate clients in a wide range of industries including banking, mortgage, securities, and business transactions. She is a dynamic, results-oriented professional whose depth and breadth of experience allows her to provide strategic advice to her clients, in addition to offering practical solutions. Tasia’s clients benefits from her belief that it is important to serve as their trusted advisor and counselor at law.


Before coming to Clark Partington, Tasia was Senior Regulatory Counsel for the Consumer Bankers Association representing the largest retail banks in the U.S. on a myriad of regulatory, compliance and business issues. She also practiced with the law firm Buckley Sandler LLP in its regulatory, litigation and enforcement group, and held a senior position with several prominent consulting firms in both Washington, DC and New York, NY. She was an attorney in the General Counsel’s office of Merrill Lynch International Bank’s Global Private Client group in London, UK and began her career at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.


Tasia was honored to serve as the President and General Counsel of Women in Housing & Finance, Inc. and was on the board’s executive committee for seven years. She earned a Masters of Law with honors in Securities & Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of South Alabama. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington, DC, and a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar.


In her spare time, Tasia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing golf, and is active in the church and the community. She is licensed to practice in Florida and Washington D.C. and is also a FINRA Dispute Resolution Industry Arbitrator and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP).