Join Alexander Korzhen of TaxOps for the final webinar in the Cannabusiness Growth Series as he discusses sales tax, law changes and the pitfalls to avoid.

Cannabusiness Growth Series Part III

Alabama, Colorado & Louisiana Local Tax Deep-Dive

December 7, 2021

12:00 pm Central Time

The final webinar in the Cannabusiness series features Alexander Korzhen from TaxOps, LLC and Leili Fatehi from Blunt Strategies. Alex will talk about sales tax for the cannabis industry, preparing for a law change, and pitfalls to avoid. Leili will cover the latest in legislation, administrative rules, and advocacy, including how you can be a knowledgeable advocate for yourself and your business.

Alexander Korzhen, Senior Manager, State and Local Tax at TaxOps

Alexander Korzhen is a State & Local Tax Senior Manager at TaxOps, LLC, sitting in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Korzhen’s 20 years of experience solving tax puzzles began at Deloitte. He earned a JD and a tax certificate at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. After law school, Alexander transitioned into State & Local Tax first at PwC, then at Grant Thornton in New York. After moving to Minneapolis, Mr. Korzhen became involved with the MN State Bar Association, Tax Section (past-chair) and the National Association of State Tax Bar Sections (Vice-Chair and Program Chair). Mr. Korzhen is also an avid mountain biker and gear-head. If he is ever seen on the trails or the track, he is undoubtedly pondering complex issues such as nexus or the unitary business principle, while expertly navigating the terrain. Mr. Korzhen is a frequent speaker and author on state and local tax issues and can be reached at

Brought to you by Ms. Jane Accounting, Hellmuth & Johnson, and Blunt Strategies, the Cannabusiness Growth Series aims to help start or expand your cannabusiness through multiple perspectives and areas of expertise.  

Carol Moss
Carol Moss is a partner with Hellmuth & Johnson, a law firm located in Edina, Minnesota. Carol has a passion for advising and guiding her clients as they grow and navigate challenges, especially in the legal cannabusiness arena, allowing them to focus on creating and continuing successful businesses. She has represented cannabusiness clients at different points in the product stream – from growers to retailers. Her focus on assisting her business clients to succeed has led her to become a board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners-Minnesota. Working with a full-service law firm, Carol is able to support her clients with whatever situation may come their way.  

Angela L’Esperance
Angela is the owner of Ms. Jane Accounting, a cannabis accounting firm with a focus on social equity. She has over 17 years of experience in accounting and tax. She began her first business when she was twenty-one while attending college full time. And she quickly realized that people get into being a business owner to do what they love, not to handle the back-end bookkeeping, accounting, and tax work. When she realized this same gap in the cannabis industry, she transitioned into the cannabis space.  

Blunt Strategies
Minnesota’s leading strategic consultancy for the cannabis industry offering services including PR, strategic communications, and lobbying.

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