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Marc is one of the country's leading cannabis attorneys. His two decades of experience advising clients and colleagues on billions of dollars of business transactions, both working in-house and at law firms, allow him to provide a macro, business-focused perspective to this fast-growing industry. Marc works closely with clients to balance risks and maximize optionality in a complex regulatory environment. His deep and broad base of connections throughout the cannabis (non-hemp and hemp) industry gives him access to an extensive knowledge base and skill set, benefitting clients and relationships.

Marc is a member of our Global Corporate Group and is the vice chair of our cannabis law team, dedicating his entire practice to the cannabis industry. His current clients include public and private single- and multi-state operators, market-leading ancillary businesses, real estate investment trusts, investment banks and other financial services providers, private equity funds and other investors, testing labs, cultivators, processors, and entrepreneurs. Marc also works closely across practice groups throughout the firm to provide counsel on the unique aspects of doing business with the cannabis industry.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 1998, J.D., cum laude, Law Review Note & Comment Editor, 1996–1998
  • Northwestern University, 1995, B.A., History and Jewish Studies, Dean's List

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  • Napa Valley Cannabis Association, Board Member
  • Napa Valley Bar Association