Skip to content

Ranking tables

Cannabis Law: Western United States | USA

USA - Nationwide

This section encompasses the full spectrum of work involving companies in the cannabis industry. Ranked firms and lawyers will show strong ties to the sector. Types of work may include, but are not restricted to; M&A and financings; intellectual property for cannabis-based products and medicines; and regulatory compliance and litigation, on either a state-wide or federal basis.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

2
Band 2
  1. Charles Alovisetti
    Charles Alovisetti Vicente LLP4 Years Ranked
  2. Dean Richardson
    Dean Richardson Moye White LLP3 Years Ranked
  3. Eric B. Liebman
    Eric B. Liebman Moye White LLP3 Years Ranked
  4. Jennifer Benda
    Jennifer Benda Holland & Hart LLP5 Years Ranked
  5. Joshua Ashby
    Joshua Ashby Fox Rothschild4 Years Ranked
  6. Tracy Gallegos
    Tracy Gallegos Duane Morris LLP3 Years Ranked
  7. Benjamin PirieMiller Nash LLP
  8. Emily Harris GantFoster Garvey PC
  9. Heather BurkeOrigin Group Law LLP
  10. Ian StewartWilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  11. Julie TreppaFarella Braun + Martel LLP
  12. Lara DeCaroLeland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP
  13. Omar FigueroaLaw Offices of Omar Figueroa
U
Up and Coming
  1. Alexa Steinberg
    Alexa Steinberg Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP1 Years Ranked
  2. Jeffrey HamiltonFarella Braun + Martel LLP

All Lawyers profiles

1
Band 1
  1. Brian Vicente
    1
    Brian Vicente
    Vicente LLP
    Vicente LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Denver-based practitioner Brian Vicente is a leading light in the cannabis market, where his practice focuses on assisting clients with license and permit applications.
  2. Christian Sederberg
    1
    Christian Sederberg
    Vicente LLP
    Vicente LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Christian Sederberg is known for his considerable contribution to the State of Colorado's regulatory environment.
  3. 1
    Hilary Bricken
    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    Hilary Bricken is recognized for her experience of advising clients at the cutting edge of cannabis regulation.
  4. Rachel K Gillette
    1
    Rachel K Gillette
    Holland & Hart LLP
    Holland & Hart LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    Rachel Gillette of Holland & Hart has a high-profile practice that covers a wide range of regulatory advice for cannabis businesses, including in the contexts of licensing applications and corporate transactions.
  5. Steve Levine
    1
    Steve Levine
    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    "Steve does a great job at giving his clients the best service and advice needed when it comes to legal matters. He is an expert in cannabis law and is a pleasure to work with."
  6. Ryan Lowther
    Farella Braun + Martel LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Charles Alovisetti
    2
    Charles Alovisetti
    Vicente LLP
    Vicente LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Charles Alovisetti's practice focuses on the regulations affecting cannabis businesses, including those engaging in cross-border M&A.
  2. Dean Richardson
    2
    Dean Richardson
    Moye White LLP
    Moye White LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Dean Richardson is a highly respected member of the Colorado Bar, with a niche in representing parties in cannabis-related disputes.
  3. Eric B. Liebman
    2
    Eric B. Liebman
    Moye White LLP
    Moye White LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Eric Liebman is a renowned litigator based in Denver, with deep expertise in the cannabis industry.
  4. Jennifer Benda
    2
    Jennifer Benda
    Holland & Hart LLP
    Holland & Hart LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Jennifer Benda of Holland & Hart has a practice focused in the cannabis sector which is centered around complex transactional tax matters.
  5. Joshua Ashby
    2
    Joshua Ashby
    Fox Rothschild
    Fox Rothschild | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Joshua Ashby's practice sees him regularly represent buy-side clients in strategic acquisitions and buyouts of cannabis and CBD businesses.
  6. Tracy Gallegos
    2
    Tracy Gallegos
    Duane Morris LLP
    Duane Morris LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Tracy Gallegos has extensive experience in the cannabis sector. Her practice covers regulatory issues, including licensing, in addition to corporate structuring and transactions.
  7. Benjamin Pirie
    Miller Nash LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
  8. Emily Harris Gant
    Foster Garvey PC | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
  9. Heather Burke
    Origin Group Law LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
  10. Ian Stewart
    Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
  11. Julie Treppa
    Farella Braun + Martel LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
  12. Lara DeCaro
    Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
  13. Omar Figueroa
    Law Offices of Omar Figueroa | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 2
3
Band 3
  1. Anita Famili
    3
    Anita Famili
    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Anita Sabine of Manatt Phelps & Phillips is routinely called upon to provide counsel on regulatory matters in the cannabis space. She also has extensive experience of handling licensing issues.
  2. Iran Hopkins
    3
    Iran Hopkins
    Akerman LLP
    Akerman LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Iran Hopkins has the capacity to effectively handle cannabis-related transactions and licensing.
  3. Jennifer Fisher
    3
    Jennifer Fisher
    Goodwin
    Goodwin | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Cohead of the cannabis practice, Jennifer Fisher is renowned in the market for her ability to assist clients with a broad array of issues, ranging from transactions to commercial disputes.
  4. Marshall Custer
    3
    Marshall Custer
    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Marshall Custer applies his knowledge of the cannabis legal landscape as an ongoing business adviser as well as in the context of transactions.
  5. Tom Zuber
    3
    Tom Zuber
    Zuber Lawler LLP
    Zuber Lawler LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Managing partner Tom Zuber is sought after by cannabis companies for his advice on a range of issues, such as real estate, licensing and regulatory matters. His practice is based in Los Angeles although he routinely demonstrates his ability to handle complex cross-border issues.
  6. Vincent Sliwoski
    3
    Vincent Sliwoski
    Harris Sliwoski LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Vincent Sliwoski's practice is centered around serving cannabis producers and brands, both in transactions and as outside general counsel.
  7. Barry Abbott
    Lane Powell PC | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3
  8. Christine Masse
    Miller Nash LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3
  9. Dean Rocco
    Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3
  10. Lewis M Horowitz
    Lane Powell PC | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 3
4
Band 4
  1. Alicia Ashcraft
    4
    Alicia Ashcraft
    Ashcraft & Barr LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Alicia Ashcraft is noted for her ability to advise clients on a wide range of matters in the cannabis space, including regulatory issues, acquisitions and business restructurings. She is managing partner of Ashcraft & Barr LLP.
  2. Brett Schuman
    4
    Brett Schuman
    Goodwin
    Goodwin | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Brett Schuman demonstrates considerable strength in handling IP issues in the cannabis space. He has further experience in providing counsel on state regulatory regimes and litigation matters.
  3. Cassia Furman
    4
    Cassia Furman
    Vicente LLP
    Vicente LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Cassia Furman is particularly strong in guiding cannabis businesses through the framework of industry-specific regulations at the state and federal level.
  4. Garrett Graff
    4
    Garrett Graff
    Moye White LLP
    Moye White LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Garrett Graff frequently advises clients in a range of cannabis and hemp matters, including licensing, acquisitions and regulatory compliance.
  5. Priya Sopori
    4
    Priya Sopori
    Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
    Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Priya Sopori is cochair of the cannabis industry group at Greenberg Glusker Fields. She is noted for her wide-ranging practice. Her experience includes handling real estate lease issues, as well as trademark infringement matters and enforcement proceedings.
  6. Robert Becher
    4
    Robert Becher
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Robert Becher of Quinn Emanuel has a strong practice in the cannabis space. He is highlighted for his ability to represent clients in disputes concerning breach of contract claims and those related to licensing agreements.
  7. Shawn Hauser
    4
    Shawn Hauser
    Vicente LLP
    Vicente LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Shawn Hauser specializes in advising producers and manufacturers in the industrial hemp industry.
U
Up and Coming
  1. Alexa Steinberg
    U
    Alexa Steinberg
    Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
    Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Alexa Steinberg of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger is skilled at assisting clients in the CBD and hemp space. She has considerable experience of providing counsel on high-value acquisitions and complex licensing issues.
  2. Jeffrey Hamilton
    Farella Braun + Martel LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Up and Coming
Star Associates
  1. Sativa Rasmussen
    Sativa Rasmussen
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Cannabis Law: Western United States
    2023 | Star Associates | 4 Years Ranked
    Sativa Rasmussen assists clients in complying with cannabis regulations, often in a transactional context.