PORTLAND — Dentons Bingham Greenebaum declared that Hannah King has joined the business as a lover in its Cannabis Legislation, Litigation and Company observe groups. King, who is dependent in Portland, is a single of Maine’s top authorities on the hugely controlled and complicated cannabis market. She brings extensive knowledge advising hundreds of cannabis enterprises to her apply at Dentons.
King’s rising national practice features advising hundreds of cannabis purchasers from compact spouse and children-operate enterprises to substantial publicly traded, multi-point out operators in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. She signifies a wide array of enterprise kinds together with standalone professional medical and adult use hydro-carbon, distillate, and CO2 extraction facilities, infused edibles and beverage producers, cultivators, vendors, tests labs, as properly as vertically integrated operators. She also signifies buyers, landlords, and ancillary companies, which include economical institutions.
King also performs on community and state licensing and allowing and regulatory compliance as well as helping hashish firms in navigating the hashish rules in intricate business and economical transactions and litigation.
“Few industries in the United States current much more intricate legal problems than cannabis. It is vital for the viability of any hashish company to have a authorized staff capable of advising on this evolving and sophisticated area of legislation. Hannah understands how to navigate the intricate legal problems in this place. Her working experience will be especially valuable to our substantial and expanding observe in the place of hashish legislation,” mentioned Eric Berlin, Companion and World wide Hashish Legislation Follow Team Leader at Dentons. The Cannabis Law Exercise Team at Dentons is nationally acknowledged for its function in the hashish sector, obtaining been named Cannabis Follow Team of the 12 months in 2021 by Legislation360, as a prime tier agency by the Legal 500 and as a tier 2 firm by Chambers. Dentons was also picked as a single of MGO’s “Cannabis 50” in the publication’s Cannabis Affect Critique. MGO acknowledges the most inspiring, impactful and revolutionary figures and entities in the hashish industry.
King describes the changeover to Dentons as a job transfer that is highly precious to each her very own exercise and to her shoppers. “I have presently met new legislation companions from all around the planet – Germany, South Africa, Netherlands, Canada – and across the place who are carrying out complex authorized function in the hashish place. Accessibility to the talent in just the Dentons platform is an amazing future move for my follow and a value increase for my shoppers,” King said.
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Taking care of Partner Keith Bice discussed the advancement tactic, which is targeted on talent. “An essential part of our firm’s new business enterprise design is lateral talent in secondary marketplaces. By combining the Dentons’ technologies platform and world-wide access with the exceptional expertise of attorneys like Hannah, we have a special and powerful ‘in-and-of-the-community’ solution that presents our clientele access to top rated-tier authorized talent throughout the US and all around the planet,” he reported. The Dentons world brand name employs 20,000 persons and 12,000 lawyers in 200 spots.
Since 2016, King has represented cannabis businesses in the Maine Point out Legislature. As a consultant of Maine Gurus for Regulating Cannabis, King served to draft and go Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Act and major amendments to Maine’s Clinical Use of Cannabis Act. Since of her legal experience and collaborative challenge-resolving competencies, King was appointed to represent Maine’s grownup use hashish business to the State of Maine Marijuana Advisory Fee, shaped to continually research and make tips to the legislature on most effective practices for regulating marijuana.
King also advises private corporations and tribal consumers on state and federal hemp regulations, supporting them comply with the sophisticated federal and varied state and neighborhood regulations governing the creation and sale of hemp and hemp merchandise, including foods items made up of hemp extracts.
King has been acknowledged as a Major Rated Cannabis Attorney by Tremendous Attorneys. She is a recurrent contributor to regional and national publications and presenter at conferences nationwide on cannabis regulation. She gained her J.D. from the College of Maine School of Legislation and her B.A. from Prescott School.
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