Marijuana Business Magazine September 2019

Marijuana Business Magazine | September 2019 148 Pioneering MJ Firm Opens in N.Y. Denver-based Vicente Sederberg (VS), a cannabis-focused law firm, opened its New York office in July. The office will be co-managed by: Elliot Choi , who advises on corpo- rate transactions involving licensed and ancillary cannabis companies, as well as regulatory and compliance matters, with a focus on the New York and New Jersey cannabis markets. Choi previously was a corporate associate in the New York offices of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as well as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Jennifer Cabrera , who has more than a dozen years of experience in international dispute resolution. Cabrera will assist VS in expanding its practice areas to include litigation and arbitration. She also advises clients on regulatory, corporate and cross-border issues relating to cannabis and hemp. She previously worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and managed a boutique law firm. MJ-Focused Insurance Firm Expands Cannasure Insurance Services in Cleveland hired Joe Foley as chief financial officer. Foley has more than 20 years of experience as an adviser and principal in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and operations. His expertise spans key industry segments, including insurance, health care and renewable and clean energy. Before joining Cannasure, Foley was a partner at Falcon, a private equity talent platform, and was a co-founder of Greencastle, an infra- structure developer. He also spent time at Merrill Lynch in New York before returning to Cleveland as an investment banker at National City Bank (now PNC).  MJ-Focused Firm Adds PR Manager Grasslands, a marijuana-focused communications firm in Denver, hired Amanda Lowell as public relations manager, a new role in the company. Lowell oversees day- to-day management and mentorship of Grasslands’ publicists and junior teammembers and helps manage and execute all public relations initiatives. Lowell joins Grasslands after serving as senior account executive with coded{PR} in Los Angeles. Before that, she was a senior account executive at Identity Talent + PR in New York City. Industry Players | New Hires & Promotions NATURAL CBD Hemp Oil Tinctures Assists with: • Anxiety • Inflammation • Increases focus 100% LEGAL IN THE U.S. 100% MADE IN THE U.S.