Robert A. Hendricks, Program Chair, Senior Counsel with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP,is a corporate attorney with 35 years of legal experience working with businesses on entity formation, real estate, tax planning, commercial contracting and other areas.
Craig A. Aronoff, founder of Aronoff Law and Hayat Consulting Group, focuses on the business of cannabis. He works with cannabusiness entrepreneurs, municipalities, caregivers, and patients on licensing strategy, business planning, industry segmentation, entity formation, real estate acquisitions or tenancy, municipal ordinances, licensing preparation, application packages, and industry advocacy.
Matthew W. Bower is a partner on the Business and Corporate Services Practice Team, and participates on both the Startup and Emerging Companies and Intellectual Property Practice Teams with Varnum LLP. His practice focuses on corporate formation and organization, venture financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities law, and intellectual property protection.
Travis Copenhaver is a senior associate attorney with the Cannabis Legal Group. He has significant experience in promoting the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and has provided dozens of municipal presentations to city council, trustee, and planning commission meetings throughout the state. In addition to cannabis services, he is also a seasoned trademark attorney.
Michelle R.E. Donovan is a shareholder in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office. As a member of the Corporate and Real Estate Department, she represents clients both locally and nationally in all areas of real estate, including mortgage and deed fraud, construction liens, eminent domain, property tax appeals, title insurance, and municipal issues. She is co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Specialty Team.
Eric Foster is the Group Director of Strategy and Business Development, Cannabis Practice Group, with Banks & Company LLC. He has 27 years’ experience in regulatory policy, business development, community engagement, government affairs and talent management.
Thomas A. Hoffman, partner with Wrigley Hoffman & Hendricks PC/Cannalex Law, has extensive experience as a trial lawyer in real estate and construction law since 1980. His clients include contractors, homeowners, title insurance companies, lending institutions, subcontractors and suppliers. While he maintains an active litigation practice, his practice also includes marijuana law, mediation and arbitration services.
Courtney F. Kissel is a member with Dykema Gossett PLLC. She primarily focuses on government policy, including administrative law, state constitutional law, election law, insurance law, Indian law, and public utility law. She also practices in the area of public finance.
Marc E. Seyburn, founder of Seyburn Law PLLC, has been developing his professional skills for over 25 years, which has allowed him to cultivate his unique talents as a creative thinker in legal, tax and financial planning. His primary technical expertise is in structural planning, partnership taxation, estate planning, jet acquisition structuring, cash flow modeling, and analyzing and structuring investment opportunities.
Benjamin M. Sobczak is a commercial litigation partner at Dickinson Wright PLLC. Presently, he oversees the business formation, financing and application process for several of the firm’s Michigan focused cannabis clients. In addition, he has provided regulatory and application-preparation support to Dickinson Wright cannabis clients in California, Nevada, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey and New Hampshire.
Jessica Wasserman is a partner in the International, Government Relations and Cannabis Law practice groups at Greenspoon Marder LLP. She has extensive experience in politics, lobbying, regulatory advocacy and law. She has held senior positions in the Executive Branch involving international economic and trade policy, at the Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture.
Andrew J. Wilder, partner at Torkin Manes LLP, heads up both the Corporate Finance and the Cannabis Law Groups. He has over 20 years’ experience assisting early stage and established businesses. His expertise in the cannabis sector includes acquisitions and dispositions, corporate governance, raising capital and debt, public listings, joint ventures, commercial contracts and navigating the complex regulatory framework.
Shoran R. Williams serves as Counsel to Wrigley Hoffman & Hendricks PC/Cannalex Law. For nearly a decade she was a senior trial attorney with the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States and in 2015 established her own Atlanta-based firm Reid Williams, where she served as first chair attorney for hundreds of jury and bench trials. She also specializes in Michigan cannabis law.