Nicole Howell Neubert, Program Co-Chair, partner with Clark Neubert LLP, is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys. Her experience advising hundreds of successful cannabis operators through the corporate, transactional, and regulatory dynamics of California’s complex market illustrates her dexterity across legal and strategic arenas.
Amy M. Steinfeld, Program Co-Chair, a shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, focuses on the intersection of land use and water law. She has more than a decade of experience in the permitting and development of controversial projects throughout California.
Melissa Kuipers Blake, shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, serves as co-chair of the firm's Cannabis & Industrial Hemp industry group, which helps shape legislative policies for these industries. She is also a leading lobbyist and seasoned political strategist with more than 20 years of national political experience.
Lara L. DeCaro, partner with Leland Parachini Steinberg Matzger & Melnick LLP, is a regulatory and business attorney. She has concentrated her legal career in the areas of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and real property. She is also an experienced mediator.
Daniel E. Dersham is Of Counsel with Clark Neubert LLP. He regularly represents commercial landlords and tenants, investors, developers, corporate clients, and individuals in purchasing, selling, financing, leasing, and developing commercial properties.
Jason M. Horst, principal with Horst Legal Counsel, is among the foremost experts on the intersection of insurance law and the cannabis industry. He offers a range of risk management services to clients in and servicing the cannabis industry.
Joanna Hossack is a leading regulatory attorney with Clark Neubert LLP, deftly advising cannabis businesses and aspiring industrial hemp producers across the state, from Humboldt County to the Bay Area, the Central Coast and the greater Los Angeles area.
Amy O'Gorman Jenkins is President of Precision Advocacy Group LLC. She left a successful career in the State Capitol to become a lobbyist in November 2014. Since that time, she has managed a diverse client portfolio that includes local government, consumer product safety, clean energy financing and cannabis industry clients.
Erin J. Letey, partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, represents public, private and nonprofit businesses throughout the region in a full range of business transactions. In particular, she represents both buyers and sellers in transactions involving the purchase, sale or combination of businesses.
Shane Pennington is an attorney with YetterColeman LLP in Houston, TX. His practice is focused on appeals and regulatory litigation for clients in a diverse array of industries, including energy, shipping, aviation, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.
Laura Schniedwind is Senior Managing Attorney at Brand & Branch LLP, advising cannabis and hemp businesses on commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, multi-state expansion, intellectual property licensing, and product packaging and labeling.
Ambere St. Denis is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Crimson Business Insurance Agency. She has dedicated her career to assisting hard to place industries, such as the cannabis related business sector, with complicated insurance requirements and ever changing options.
Katy M. Young is a founding partner of Ad Astra Law Group LLP. Her areas of practice applicable to the cannabis industry are business and real estate litigation, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, investor issues, business torts, landlord/tenant matters, and general counsel work.
Matthew C. Zorn is an attorney with YetterColeman LLP, a trial and appellate boutique located in Houston, Texas. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial litigation matters, with a focus on patent litigation.