Samantha Gleit is a partner at Feuerstein Kulick, focusing on debt financing in the legal cannabis industry, and leading the firm’s debt finance practice. Throughout her career, Samantha has advised institutional and alternative investors on distressed debt and high-risk lending. Samantha has structured many of the largest secured debt facilities in the cannabis industry, and has advised on more than $1 billion of investments to plant-touching and ancillary companies. She currently represents lenders and borrowers (including multi-state operators, single state operators, and ancillary companies) throughout the U.S., structuring debt facilities to comply with state-specific regulatory requirements.
Samantha also has extensive experience advising public and private companies on capitalization, risk management, corporate reorganization and workouts. Samantha was selected by Law360 in 2021 as a “Rising Star” honoring attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. Samantha has also been selected as a Rising Star in the 2015 – 2022 editions of New York Metro Super Lawyers® and featured in The New York Times Magazine Super Lawyers® Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area; as well as serving as an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law teaching Cannabis Law.
- Samantha advised several companies on senior secured financings including: Jushi; GlassHouse; Greenrose Holding Company; and Holistic and Loudpack on multiple financings
- Samantha advised lenders on multi-million dollar facilities for companies including Leaflink; Stiiizy; Body & Mind; and various other confidential deals