Casual Living Conference adds Prop 65 session

Veteran attorney Jerry Cohen to moderate discussion
HIGH POINT — To give casual outdoor furniture companies a better understanding of the rules, requirements and ramifications of Proposition 65, Casual Living has added a new session to its upcoming conference program, Change: The New Status Quo.

Veteran attorney Jerry Cohen will moderate a discussion with suppliers and retailers that clarify the law and how it impacts everyone in this sector.

A founding partner of Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner, P.C., and managing partner of the firm, Cohen has been engaged in business and commercial law for more than 30 years. As a business attorney, he handles corporate, financial, commercial and intellectual property transactions. Bringing both legal and business experience to balancing risk, reward and the legal ramifications of business decisions, Cohen counsels clients on the best ways of achieving their business goals.

His practice includes clients in technology, life sciences, furniture and home furnishings, financial institutions, and fast-growing emerging and entrepreneurial businesses.

Additionally, Cohen is on the Board of Governors of WithIt, the Women's Leadership Development Network, an organization in the home and furnishings industries that promotes the professional advancement of women. He was included in the 2013 edition of the Super Lawyers publication.

Prop 65, or the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a California law that requires businesses to notify consumers about significant amounts of chemicals in products they purchase in their homes, workplaces or that are released into the environment.
There are nearly 800 chemicals on the Prop 65 list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

One listed chemical is TDCPP, which is used in furniture products and mattresses as a flame retardant. More than 200 Prop 65 complaints have been filed this year for TDCPP, mostly against furniture companies.

The conference, which will also recognize Agio as supplier of the year and The Chair King as retailer of the year, is set for Feb. 19-21 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

For more information, or to register for the event, click here.

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