Daniel Shortt, Program Chair, is a business attorney with Harris Bricken who works extensively with entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. He is an authority on legal issues relating to CBD and hemp laws. He also assists clients with their corporate formation, transactional, licensing, regulatory, and litigation needs.
Joshua Ashby is the Co-Chair of Lane Powell PC's Cannabis Team. He is currently the executive chair for the Washington State Bar Association's Cannabis Law Bar Section and has chaired the Annual NW Marijuana Law Conference since 2016.
Philip Buri founded Buri Funston Mumford & Furlong PLLC, in Bellingham, Washington. He practices appellate and civil litigation. He has been lead counsel in over 145 appeals in the three divisions of the Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit.
Ian Eisenberg, Owner of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, is a serial entrepreneur, whose ventures have included telecom, real estate and consumer products. He jumped into the Cannabis industry by opening Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop in Seattle’s CD neighborhood.
Ryan C. Espegard is a partner at Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP, in their Seattle office. He has represented cannabis business interests since the passage of I-502. His practice includes frequent handling of cannabis related regulatory, land use, and business disputes.
Hunter Forman is an attorney in Torkin Manes LLP’s Cannabis and Business Law groups. His expertise in the cannabis sector includes acquisitions and dispositions, corporate governance, raising capital and debt, public listings, joint ventures, a wide range of commercial contracts and navigating the complex regulatory framework.
Stephanie Gambino is an attorney in Dorsey Whtiney LLP’s Corporate Group. Her practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters. She supports clients with a variety of U.S. regulatory issues, including advising on issues relating to the cannabis and hemp industries.
Lawrence Gottlieb, managing shareholder at Betts Patterson & Mines PS, specializes in insurance coverage law. He works in the Pacific Northwest as an advisor, trial lawyer, and appellate advocate in the areas of first-party coverage, general liability coverage, professional liability coverage, and extra-contractual liability claims.
Erik Halverson is the managing attorney with Halverson Law PLLC. His practice areas include litigation, transactional cannabis business counsel, small and mid-size business counsel and personal injury. He is heavily involved on the front lines of the cannabis industry.
Kevin P. Hanchett is the founder of Resource Transition Consultants LLC. His areas of expertise are receivership, debtor-creditor, commercial litigation, banking & financial disputes and real estate. He has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on receiverships and on judgment collection.
Danielle Hunt, partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, concentrates her practice in general business and regulatory compliance. She has comprehensive experience as a general business and transactional attorney with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, business formation, and corporate governance.
James G. Hunt is an attorney with Guske & Company, Inc. He has extensive experience in advising individuals, non-profit organizations, closely held and public companies on federal and multi-state issues and compliance.
Alison Malsbury, attorney with Harris Bricken, focuses her practice on corporate and intellectual property transactions, as well as regulatory compliance in emerging industries including cannabis. She assists clients with brand strategy and intellectual property protection, contracts, entity structuring and formation, and cannabis regulatory compliance.
Christine M. Masse, partner with the law firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, is the leader of the government and regulatory affairs practice group and specializes in representing businesses in highly regulated industries with their transactional, regulatory, and public policy needs.
Samuel D. Méndez, attorney with Lane Powell PC, has dedicated his practice to serving clients in the cannabis and hemp industries since 2015. He counsels clients on regulatory compliance, corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, complex contract negotiations, intellectual property, leases and administrative appeals.
Cy Scott is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer with Headset, Inc., turning retail data into real-time cannabis market insights. Prior to founding Headset, he co-founded Leafly.
Sylvia See has been a Senior Business Banker with Salal Credit Union since 2015 and works with law firms and cannabis businesses. She coordinates the complex banking needs of businesses that work under strict government oversight with an eye to maintaining strong relationships with clients and regulators.
Oscar Velasco-Schmitz is the Director and Co-Founder of Dockside Cannabis. In 2011 he co-founded Dockside Co-Op, an award winning and nationally certified medical cannabis access point. Since the passage of initiative 502 in Washington State, he has co-launched multiple state licensed retail stores under the Dockside Cannabis brand.