Since 2009, Steve has helped clients navigate the complex and ever-changing regulations governing the state legal sale and use of cannabis. Steve counsels clients on a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings (public and private), debt and equity financings, and corporate restructurings. Steve and his firm also provide ongoing sophisticated legal advice regarding regulatory issues, intellectual property, tax, employment and other general corporate issues related to the cannabis industry. Steve’s representative clients in the cannabis industry include medical and retail centers, medical and retail cultivations, manufacturers of infused products, testing facilities, marijuana technology companies, industrial hemp farms and processors, landlords, private equity funds, credit unions and security companies.
Steve also represents entrepreneurial restaurateurs in Colorado, as well as nationally. He understands that a successful restaurant not only requires excellent food and service, but also strict intellectual property protections, a functional corporate structure, savvy lease or real property purchase negotiations, timely obtaining of permits, including liquor licensing, and proper employment procedures.
M&A and General Corporate Experience
General Corporate Representation
Exchange Act Representation, including Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance