Jonathan S. Robbins, Program Chair, partner with Akerman LLP, serves as the leader of the firm’s Cannabis Practice, which counsels clients across multiple legal disciplines to navigate the complex federal, state and local laws, and regulations that govern regulated substances, including medical and adult use marijuana, pharmaceuticals, and other controlled substances.
Cecelia Bonifay, chair of Akerman LLP's Land Use and Development Practice, helps developers navigate the governmental approval process for their real estate projects. Clients benefit from her keen analysis of a wide range of land use, zoning, sustainable development, and environmental matters.
Brady J. Cobb, attorney with Cobb Eddy PLLC, is also a lobbyist, strategist and consultant based in South Florida who focuses his practice in the areas of regulated medical cannabis, Federal and State government relations and regulatory/administrative matters, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions and related commercial transactions.
Sean P. Coyle, partner with Akerman LLP, advises a broad range of clients including professional sports franchises, software companies, and multinational businesses on corporate transactions and agreements. His work includes mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private placements, and general corporate agreements.
Jessica M. Feingold is senior legal counsel with Stem Holdings, Inc. and its operational affiliates. She focuses her cannabis practice on regulatory compliance, intellectual property, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, land use and zoning and commercial real estate matters.
Elizabeth N. Figueroa, CPA, is the Practice Leader and an experienced tax professional at Daszkal Bolton LLP. She works closely with real estate, construction, health practice, manufacturing, retail, nonprofits, and high net worth individuals. In addition to regularly preparing and reviewing tax compliance, she also performs extensive tax planning, estate planning, reorganization and consults on asset protection.
Ari H. Gerstin, special counsel, litigation, with Akerman LLP, is a member of Akerman’s Cannabis Practice, which provides counsel to clients on the legal and business issues impacting companies with interests in the regulated substances and legal cannabis sectors.
Matthew Ginder is senior counsel in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. He represents various cannabis related businesses assisting in many areas of the industry, including licensing, regulatory and compliance, and business transactions.
Professor Donald M. Jones, Professor of Law at University of Miami School of Law, teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Law. He is a prominent author, legal theorist, and commentator who has earned an international reputation by thinking critically about important issues concerning the civil and political rights of all Americans.
Gary S. Kaminsky, Chief Regulatory Officer of MainLine Investment Partners LLC, oversees the investment platform’s cannabis portfolio of companies and their compliance and operational infrastructure. He has over 30 years of experience in the regulator/compliance industry developing implementing and maintaining regulatory enterprise risk management infrastructure for asset management companies, broker-dealers and companies investing and operating in the cannabis industry.
Zachary Kobrin is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with Knox Medical. He is responsible for all corporate and regulatory legal matters, including transactional, banking and insurance matters; as well as ensuring compliance with Federal, state, and local government regulations. He speaks frequently and has advised a number of entities on business development, legal and regulatory issues in the cannabis industry in multiple states as well as emerging international markets.
David C. Kotler is a partner in Cohen Kotler P.A., located in southeast Florida. In 2014, he formed a practice area in Cannabis related law which allows him to draw from all of his practice areas to benefit his clients. He is also Of Counsel to Hoban Law Group, of Denver Colorado.
John S. Leinicke, LHRM, is a partner with ROIG Lawyers. His practice primarily focuses on first party litigation, fraud investigation, and statutory compliance issues involving medical licensure and the lawful provision of health care services. He also has experience in the practice areas of medical malpractice and product liability.
Annabelle Nahra is an attorney with Jeffrey S. Weiner PA, Criminal Defense Attorneys. She focuses her practice on all types of state, federal and international criminal cases throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Gary Saff, founder of Integrated Pain Solutions of South Florida, is an M.D. trained native of South Florida where he currently practices as an interventional pain management specialist. Previously he was the director of pain management services at Cleveland Clinic and formerly a director at Columbia University’s St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital.
Eric Stevens serves as the Managing Director of Florida for Care, a non-profit(c)(4) membership based organization made up of the majority of those involved in Amendment 2. Florida for Care focuses on educating elected officials and continuing to enact smart policies for Florida’s medical marijuana system for patients, doctors, and MMTC's.
Kevin W. Wimberly is a senior associate with Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire PLLC. He provides intellectual property representation, including transactional, licensing, and litigation related to trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets and other matters.