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The CNMI Cannabis Act

The CNMI Cannabis Act

The Cannabis ActOn September 21, 2018, Governor Ralph Torres signed into law the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018 (the “Cannabis Act”).1 The Cannabis Act makes the recreational use of marijuana legal in the CNMI.2 A new industry is now...

Employment-Related Benefits CNMI Employers Should Know

Employment-Related Benefits CNMI Employers Should Know

Worker’s Compensation, Holiday & Vacation Pay and Overtime Pay New investors to the CNMI often ask what benefits are they required to provide their employees. Unlike government employments, there are very few benefits that an employer in the private sector must...

The CW Act and Investing in the CNMI

The CW Act and Investing in the CNMI

The 2018 CW Act (The Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018) A big concern for new investors to the CNMI is how they will staff their businesses. The CNMI has a very small labor pool, and essentially full employment.1 New investors hear about...

How to Use PTRs When You Lease Land on Saipan

How to Use PTRs When You Lease Land on Saipan

“I have a bridge to sell you…” Or, How to Use PTRs when you Lease Land on Saipan so that You Know Who Really Owns It George C. Parker was known as the greatest con-man in American history (until maybe Bernie Madoff came along). From about 1900 to 1928 Parker, using...

CNMI Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

CNMI Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

For new investors on Saipan, there are many decisions to be made. Where will you open your business? Who will you hire? How will you find customers? But one of the first decisions that you will have to make is, what form of a business should the new business be? This...

Saipan Real Estate Considerations for Investors

Saipan Real Estate Considerations for Investors

The best investment on earth is earth. ~ Lois Glickman After more than 10 years of economic stagnation, Saipan is experiencing an economic boom. It started in 2014 after Best Sunshine obtained an exclusive license to operate a casino on Saipan, it picked...