Matt is a partner, the Co-Chair of Torkin Manes LLP's Cannabis Law Group and the Chair of the Franchise Law Group. He is also an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in the Litigation Group with over a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his business clients.
Matt provides business and regulatory advice to a wide range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers and applicants, retailers, cannabis brands, businesses that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry and foreign businesses who are looking to enter the Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses.
Matt has developed considerable knowledge and expertise under the Cannabis Act and its predecessor legislation, including the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Matt prides himself on staying abreast of developing cannabis-related legislation at the federal, provincial and municipal levels across the entire country which allows him to service clients throughout Canada and internationally.
He is frequently sought out by clients to assist in developing promotional strategies and navigating the complexities surrounding the promotional provisions of the Cannabis Act. Matt has acted for a number of American and international celebrities in advising them in their relationships with Canadian cannabis companies.