Jonathan Storper – Hanson Bridgett


Jonathan  heads up Hanson Bridgett’s cannabis team and has led the firm’s  corporate department and  also founded and led their sustainable law practice, He represents entities and their investors in connection with business and intellectual property transactions, including formation, finance, contracts, licenses, joint venture and development, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, e-commerce, technology-related matters and general corporate law. Jonathan also represents many non-profit charities, foundations, and business associations.

Jonathan chaired the legal working group which drafted and advocated for benefit corporation legislation in California. He was selected as the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for his work on this legislation which is now the law in 36 states and several foreign countries. Hanson Bridgett has received the Top 100 companies Impact Award from Real Leaders for its efforts in creating a purpose-driven company as part of Jonathan’s work. See and for more information about benefit corporations.

Our clients in the cannabis industry include the full spectrum of businesses and related concerns. Our experienced attorneys have worked with virtually every type of business in this burgeoning industry ranging from land owners to cannabis retail dispensaries, cultivation facilities, distributors, manufacturers, medical offices, processors and ancillary technologies. In particular, our clients include:

  • Dispensary owners and operators
  • Real estate owners
  • Cultivators
  • Real estate developers
  • Agriculture
  • Distributors
  • Biotech companies
  • Manufacturers (equipment and consumer products)
  • Management companies
  • Software and ancillary technology companies
  • Non storefront retailers
  • Medical and health care providers
  • Angel, venture capital and private equity investors
  • Family offices
  • Non-profits, co-ops and collectives
  • Advocacy groups



“Six Months After Legalization, Canada’s Cannabis Edibles Market is Stalled: ‘We’re Just at the Beginning of Professionalizing this Industry,” Beverage Daily (April 2020)

“DionyMed Acquires California Cannabis Company Through REIT Transaction,” Cannabis Dispensary (August 2019)


Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ (2012, 2013, 2020)
Top Rated Lawyer in Northern California, ALM (2019)
California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) AwardCalifornia Lawyer Magazine (2012)
Fellow of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

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