Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2020-2021 Archive

The Global Top 200 Editorially Selected Cannabis Legal Professionals  2020-2021. Featured cannabis legal professionals from jurisdictions around the world. View Current Edition

Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers – Plus 2020/21

David Feldman – Hiller P.C.

David Feldman – Hiller P.C.

David N. Feldman is a partner in the prominent boutique law firm of Hiller PC in New York. He is also CEO and co-founder of the cannabis and psychedelics consulting firm Skip Intro Advisors LLC. His law practice focuses on corporate and securities matters and general representation of public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms and high net worth individuals. He also actively advises on mergers and acquisitions ...
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Peter Homberg – Dentons

Peter Homberg – Dentons

Peter Homberg is a partner in the Dentons Berlin office. He focuses on life sciences, IP, corporate law and M&A transactions in the life sciences and high-tech sector as well as in R&D and cooperation agreements, cross-border IP licensing and IP strategies. Furthermore, he has extensive experience providing legal advice on compliance issues. Additionally, he is the head of the European Cannabis sector group. Peter advises inter alia companies in ...
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Ariel Clark – Clark Howell

Ariel Clark – Clark Howell

Ariel Clark is one of California’s best and most dedicated cannabis business attorneys. For over a decade, Ariel has been in the trenches of cannabis law and policy in order to effectively advise legacy operators and entrepreneurs. Her clients are California born-and-bred farmers, cutting-edge manufacturers, multi-state operators, and highly successful investors and innovators. When the idea of cannabis business law was considered an oxymoron, she committed her practice exclusively to ...
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Rod Kight - Kight on Cannabis

Rod Kight – Kight on Cannabis

Rod is a cannabis business law attorney. He represents legal cannabis businesses throughout the world and is editor and chief writer of the Kight On Cannabis law blog (www.kightoncannabis.com). Rod is the author of “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, published by Aspatore Books in August 2015. Rod is on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, for which he also writes a legal column. Rod ...
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Kai-Friedrich Niermann

Kai-Friedrich Niermann

Kai has been a business and corporate lawyer in Germany since 2003, gaining wide range of experiences in the process. He is very familiar with the interconnectivity between national and European regulations, especially in regard to consumer protection, product safety and emerging new cannabis products. He has engaged in advocacy relating to cannabis beginning in early stages of his studies at Philipps University Marburg when the German Supreme Court ruled ...
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Richard Y. Cheng - Weaver Johnston Nelson, PLLC

Richard Y. Cheng – Weaver Johnston Nelson, PLLC

Richard developed a cannabis regulatory and corporate practice starting in late 2013, after practicing as a healthcare regulatory and corporate attorney since 2006. As a leading cannabis attorney, Richard served as outside general counsel to the Texas Cannabis Industry Association, co-authored an American Health Law Association book titled “Health Care and the Business of Cannabis” and co-authored a FDA primer in preparation for the 2019 FDA public hearing on CBD ...
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Aaron Pelley – Cultiva Law

Aaron Pelley – Cultiva Law

Aaron Pelley is a veritable celebrity in both his achievements as a lawyer, and advocate of cannabis business for over a decade. Having made sizable contributions to the foundation of legal protections surrounding medicinal cannabis law, his passion in this new realm of law drove him forward. This saw the creation of Cultiva and the subsequent creation of a boutique law firm that lies on the pulse of current cannabis ...
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Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers – Commended Archive

Ted Bernhard - Cultiva Law

Ted Bernhard – Cultiva Law

Ted Bernhard is a seasoned business, securities, tax and regulatory compliance attorney with a professional career spanning over two decades.   He began his legal career with one of the largest and most prominent law firms in the Pacific Northwest and joined Cultiva Law to continue serving entrepreneurs, businesses and private equity investors. Ted’s specialty is in applying proven business and legal principles to new businesses pursuing innovative market opportunities. Specifically, ...
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John D. Fanburg - Brach Eichler LLC

John D. Fanburg – Brach Eichler LLC

Chair, Healthcare Law - Co-Chair, Cannabis Law John D. Fanburg has more than 30 years of experience in health and hospital law, with an emphasis on corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters for physicians and health care institutions. A recognized leader in this sector, John is known for excellence in transactions, perseverance in deal-making, and strength in corporate, M&A, and regulatory matters. His broad experience representing major hospitals, diverse medical groups, ...
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Mio Asami - Cultiva Law

Mio Asami – Cultiva Law

Mio Asami, born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, grew up sharing time between the United States and Tokyo, Japan. Following an unconventional path, she possesses a background in transactional business law, intellectual property law, and videography. Mio is a licensed attorney in California with a focus on the Los Angeles, aiding businesses navigate licensure and development in an emerging industry. In her legal practice, Mio’s focus is the ...
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Tom Zuber - Zuber Lawler LLP

Tom Zuber – Zuber Lawler LLP

Tom Zuber is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler. Zuber Lawler represents clients throughout the world from offices in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Silicon Valley. Zuber Lawler represents clients most often on the areas of M&A, finance and other deals; IPOs; intellectual property; FDA, import/export, bankruptcy, and other regulatory work; and litigation and investigations. Zuber Lawler’s attorneys work in languages covering 90% ...
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M. Allen Hopper

M. Allen Hopper

Allen Hopper is an experienced litigator, consultant and policy expert with deep substantive knowledge of federal, state and local cannabis laws and regulations. Mr. Hopper advises and represents cannabis businesses seeking to navigate cannabis laws and regulations, as well as local governments and officials tasked with crafting and implementing them. His Law and Consulting Practice is based in Santa Cruz and San Jose, serving clients in Santa Cruz and Monterey ...
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Dustin Robinson

Dustin Robinson

Dustin Robinson is the Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full-service law firm exclusively focused on the hemp, marijuana, and psychedelic industries. Dustin is licensed in Florida as an Attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Real Estate Agent. He focuses his practice on providing legal, accounting, financial, and business consultation to various businesses operating in the hemp, marijuana, and psychedelic industries. Dustin has worked at one of ...
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Shannett Thompson - Kingsley Napley LLP

Shannett Thompson – Kingsley Napley LLP

Shannett Thompson is a Partner in the Regulatory team at Kingsley Napley LLP. She acts for health and social care professionals involved in regulatory proceedings, including representing doctors in respect of investigations by the GMC. She also advises healthcare businesses and care home providers on their regulatory obligations. She is one of the firm’s experts on cannabis regulation and private prosecutions. Cases Advised a start-up company in relation to obtaining ...
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Steven F. Groce

Steven F. Groce

Member of the Missouri Bar, the Texas Bar, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court Juries Doctorate (JD) Law, University of Missouri, at Kansas City - Graduated 1984 36 years Experience in Criminal Defense. Practice primarily devoted to DWI (Alcohol and/or Drug) Intoxication, including Cannabis; and also Defending all Cannabis related cases, for Possession, Cultivation, Distribution, etc. Practice covers entire State of Missouri. Memberships Life member Attorney for ...
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Veronica Darling - Cultiva Law

Veronica Darling – Cultiva Law

Veronica is a Pacific Northwest native with over a decade of experience in strategic business planning, complex commercial litigation and regulatory compliance. Over the last four years, she has become intimately involved in navigating the Oregon cannabis regulatory landscape, serving as compliance and regulatory counsel for a local cannabis processor. Prior to returning to Portland in 2015, Veronica represented numerous municipalities and public entities throughout California in various regulatory and ...
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Ricardo Costa Macedo - Caiado Guerreiro

Ricardo Costa Macedo – Caiado Guerreiro

Ricardo Costa Macedo is a partner at Caiado Guerreiro since 2006. He heads the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences groups of the firm. His practice covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious patent, trademark and other IP-related rights, such as trade secrets and unfair competition, in particular in the pharmaceutical, home care, food and insurance sectors. Moreover, he has vast knowledge in regulatory matters in these sectors. Recognition As ...
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