CharlieExpert in legal/compliance management in the cannabis industry
Managing legal team, Resolving pre-litigation disputes, Providing advice and counsel to all departments
Charlie is a licensed attorney with 7+ years of cannabis experience working for both a private law firm and public cannabis company.
He currently is the Sr. VP of Corporate and Legal Affairs for a nationally recognized, vertically integrated public cannabis company, where he built and managed the legal team of 25 from the ground up.
For the last 5 years at a premier cannabis company, Charlie has been responsible for the day-to-day management of the legal, compliance, and human resources functions, including M&A, financings, contracts, litigation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, licensing, real estate transactions, and intellectual property.
He proactively resolves pre-litigation disputes while overseeing a litigation caseload with 30+ active claims nationwide.
His day-to-day responsibilities include providing advice and counsel to all departments and touching on all legal matters, including contract negotiation, public company requirements, supporting mergers and acquisitions, partnering cross-functionally to support the compliance and licensing teams, assisting human resources with labor and employment issues, and managing litigation.
Charlie led a complex roll-up in advance of a go-public transaction, took the company public through a reverse takeover transaction on the CSE, and successfully structured and closed 30+ transactions with over $1B of transaction value, having a 100% success rate and receiving regulatory approvals in 7 states.
Charlie is a trusted adviser to the board of directors and senior leadership on best practices, corporate governance, and fiduciary duties while managing the corporate structure of 100+ subsidiary entities.
With a background in litigation and corporate advice and counsel, he brings a unique cannabis industry experience gained by working on the ground floor of a cannabis start-up, building it to a nationally recognized brand.
Charlie was a Corporate Associate for a private law firm, advising cannabis clients and investors on commercial contracts, M&A, joint ventures, entity formation, and intellectual property.
He managed 100+ active clients on an ongoing basis.
Charlie holds an undergraduate degree in business management and a Master of Business Administration.
He brings a skillset beyond that of a traditional attorney, understanding the intricacies of a fast-paced and dynamic business.