Shawn is an experienced, licensed cannabis attorney with a deep understanding of the unique legal and regulatory challenges facing the cannabis industry.
He is currently the Senior Director of Legal at a publicly traded multi-state cannabis operating company.
His current responsibilities include managing the day-to-day legal affairs of the company, overseeing the contract review process (including reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, NDAs, and various other business agreements), leading all legal aspects of M&A deals, handling all the legal aspects of real-estate-related matters, and ensuring regulatory compliance across all aspects of the business.
Shawn graduated from the New York University School of Law and joined one of the world’s most prestigious international law firms.
He gained extensive experience in international M&A deals, securities offerings, and complex litigation matters, honing his skills in deal structuring, due diligence, and negotiation.
Shawn joined another leading international law firm where he focused primarily on M&A transactions.
He developed a deep understanding for M&A deals and learned to negotiate, manage, and lead M&A transactions, including drafting purchase agreements, license agreements, and employment agreements.
Also, he performed due diligence on potential M&A targets and managed a team of junior associates.
Shawn represented various clients ranging from private equity firms to physician practices in connection with a broad corporate practice, including negotiating commercial contracts, corporate governance and employee related matters.
This experience, combined with his expertise in cannabis law, uniquely positions Shawn to provide strategic legal advice to businesses in the cannabis industry.
Overall, Shawn is a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in both large private law firms and the cannabis industry.
He has a proven track record of managing legal teams, providing strategic legal advice, and executing complex transactions.
With his deep knowledge of the cannabis industry and legal expertise, he is well-positioned to drive growth and mitigate legal risk for cannabis businesses.