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Overview

As a former investment accountant, Meghan knows how critically legal issues can impact a company’s bottom line.

Meghan takes time to get to know clients and understands that mutual trust is essential to building a strong, long-term relationship. She draws from her business background to offer a well-rounded approach to advising clients on transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, formations, contracts, financing and licensing.

The emerging regulated cannabis industry has been a major focus for Meghan. She has been involved in all aspects of the industry, including working on rulemaking committees and drafting legislation. A member of various professional trade organizations, she has developed a network of associates in the cannabis industry, including operators, investors and business service providers who specialize in the field. She also monitors the industry’s evolving regulations, guiding clients on compliance issues and opportunities for growth.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Cannabis Law, Nationwide, Associate to Watch, 2020

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law
    • George Mason Law Review
  • B.S., University of Mary Washington

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Colorado Bar Association, Cannabis Law Committee, 2017-Present
  • Downtown Denver Leadership Program, 2018
Experience

Cannabis

  • Assisted Tributary Real Estate with structuring of real estate investment fund for sale-lease back of numerous properties in Colorado from large marijuana retail/cultivation center.
  • Assisted GCH Inc. (national marijuana company) with structuring of convertible note offering and subsequent Series B offering under Blue Sky law state requirements.
  • Assisted with corporate formation documentation related to $50 million debt and equity structuring of acquisition of 400,000 square-foot property in Northern California.

General Corporate

  • Advised Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on forming $608 million joint venture with Abengoa, S.A., of Spain for international development and construction of clean energy and water infrastructure assets.
Blog | September 26, 2019
SAFE Banking Passes the House
Blog | September 23, 2019
SAFE Banking Act – A Legislative Update
Blog | March 14, 2019
Startups Drive Firm Innovation
Alerts | March 06, 2019
Colorado Poised to Pass Major Marijuana-Related Legislation

The State of Colorado has taken a major step towards opening its marijuana industry to outside investment in what could be a transformative piece of legislation.

White Papers | 2019
Insurance Risk in Cannabis Operations: Theory versus Practice

Cannabis industry participants face heightened risks when purchasing and using insurance products.

White Papers | November 15, 2018
Due Diligence in Cannabis Transactions

While the basic principles of due diligence still apply, vetting existing marijuana and hemp businesses presents some unique variables and risks.

Blog | November 09, 2018
Election Re-cap: Green Wave
Blog | November 01, 2018
Marijuana in the Midterms
Blog | December 18, 2017
Denver Marijuana Enforcement Operation
News Releases | May 19, 2020
Husch Blackwell Represents Schwazze in Landmark Cannabis Transaction

The transaction is the first to close after a change in Colorado law pursuant to House Bill 19-1090, allowing for publicly traded companies to own Colorado cannabis licenses.

Media Mentions | March 12, 2019
Legaltech News: Husch Blackwell Conducts Lawyer Challenge to Develop Innovative Client Services

ALM Media's Legaltech News wrote about Husch Blackwell's inaugural legal innovation challenge.

News Releases | February 28, 2019
Husch Blackwell Wraps up Inaugural Legal Innovation Challenge

The first contest generated ideas for innovation in technology and new legal products and services.

Outside the Office

A New England native, Meghan has thrown herself into the Colorado culture.

She rescues senior dogs and loves to show them everything wonderful Colorado has to offer, including heading west to hike the Rockies. She also likes to ski, bike and paddle her SUP to soak in the Colorado sun.

Meghan is a music enthusiast who can be found often at Red Rocks Amphitheatre enjoying concerts by everyone from Jackson Browne to Method Man & Redman.

Community Leadership

Meghan shares her legal talents with small businesses, nonprofits, and start-up companies through Colorado Lawyers Committee and the HB Innovation Initiative.

She mentors middle- and high schoolers through Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, where she serves on the board of directors for JA Engage, the organization’s young professionals group. She also enjoys teaching school children about budgeting and finance through her volunteer work during JA Business Week, Destination Success and JA Finance Park.

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