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Overview

Whether clients are forming, growing or governing businesses, Megan assists in the corporate deals and transactions necessary to move forward.

A corporate attorney, Megan focuses her practice on helping clients of all sizes – from emerging startups to international corporations – establish, grow and protect business. Although she works with clients across all sectors, a particular area of counsel includes the cannabis industry.

Megan counsels companies on all aspects of transactional matters, which includes the initial startup phase, corporate governance, debt and equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Her work includes negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide variety of documents to facilitate the closing of business combinations. Further, Megan provides individualized solutions to clients with a broad array of contracts, including licensing agreements, consulting agreements and service agreements. Megan also develops and updates customized compliance guidelines for quickly changing marijuana regulations in multiple jurisdictions.

Megan assists clients with contractual agreements including terms and conditions, consulting and professional services agreements.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards, Top Author, Data Privacy, 2021

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Denver Law Review, Senior Editor
    • Student National Cannabis Bar Association
  • B.A., University of Dayton
    • summa cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Positive Coaching Alliance, Leadership Council Member
  • International Cannabis Bar Association, Online Content Committee Member
Experience
  • Advised LivWell Holdings Inc., in its sale to PharmaCann Inc., the largest privately held, vertically integrated cannabis company in the United States.
  • Advised Medicine Man on the sale of the business to Columbia Care.
  • Assisted The Health Center in the sale of the company to a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Represented Nutritional High International in a $10 million acquisition of a dispensary and cultivation facility in California.
  • Assisted a family office in entering the state-regulated marijuana space with their initial investment into the space with additional investments to follow.
  • Helped three separate entities navigate and negotiate a settlement with the Marijuana Enforcement Division related to regulatory issues in 2019.
  • Handled corporate formation, financings and commercial contracts for emerging growth cannabis technology and business solution companies.
  • Advised medical and adult-use stores, marijuana-infused-products manufacturers and marijuana testing facilities on licensing issues at local and state levels in Colorado.
  • Represented cannabis cultivator Los Sueños Farms as seller's counsel in its recent $67 million sale to Curaleaf, one of the world's largest cannabis companies. The transaction involved a combination of stock and cash consideration.
  • Provided research, due diligence, and document drafting and review regarding regulatory, employment, corporate and securities matters to various adult-use, medical and industrial hemp cannabis clients.
  • Served on legal team that negotiated successful purchase of numerous adult-use and medical marijuana licenses and their associated businesses.
  • Assisted legal team in advising emerging growth cannabis technology and business solution companies in connection with corporate formation, seed and series A financing and commercial contracts.
  • Provided regulatory and compliance guidance to a publicly traded cannabis company in multiple states as in-house counsel.
  • Determined structure of mergers and acquisitions as in-house counsel and managed the drafting of transactional documents.
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Outside the Office

Megan embraces Denver’s great outdoors.

She enjoys distance running, snowboarding or hiking the mountains of Denver with her husband (Jack) and dog (Sven).

Community Leadership

Megan collaborates with an innovative program to address homelessness in Denver.

She volunteers with Family HomeStead, an organization with the mission of stabilizing families by addressing underlying causes of homelessness. She has also donated her time and talents to:

  • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Leadership Council
  • HB Communities for Change

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