William Bogot, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP. He represents clients in highly regulated industries, particularly gaming and cannabis. He has worked for all three branches of the Illinois government: the executive, legislative and judiciary. However, Bill represents clients nationwide, both in regulatory matters and civil litigation.
Robert A. Hendricks, Program Co-Chair, Senior Counsel with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has 35 years of experience working with businesses on entity formation, real estate, tax planning, and commercial contracting. Over the last seven years, Bob has developed a prominent cannabis practice based on Michigan’s medical and recreational cannabis laws.
Pamela J. Althoff, Board Member, has served on the McHenry County Board representing District 4 since being elected in November 2018. Prior to her role on the McHenry County Board, Althoff represented McHenry and Lake County residents at the state level serving as State Senator for the 32nd District from March 2003 to October 2018.
Joseph E. Collins is a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP. He takes a cost-effective, tactical approach to meeting the objectives of clients in complex litigation. He has a record of prevailing at the earliest stages of the litigation and preserving the outcome on appeal. In several of those cases, the client was spared costly and burdensome discovery.
Dave Crabill is the Vice President of iHemp Michigan LLC, an association of local industrial hemp farmers. He is committed to educating, informing and promoting the research, development, and cultivation of industrial hemp. Dave works closely with small business owners as a marketing implementation specialist.
Greg Fodell serves in the Finance and Business Development division of PharmaCann LLC. His primary roles include leading new business development, M&A, venture investments, financial and market analysis, and capital raising initiatives at PharmaCann. The company's mission is to cultivate and deliver medical cannabis to registered patients.
Jonathan A. Havens, partner with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, co-chair of the firm's Cannabis Law Practice and chair of the Food and Beverage Practice. He counsels state cannabis license applicants and awardees, ancillary service and product providers, investors, management companies, and others affected by federal and state cannabis laws.
Kalee Hooghkirk is the Founder and President of Midwest Hemp Coalition. She also serves as Chief Executive Officer, owner and founder of Full Spektrum Services LLC. She has designed and developed wellness programs that customize treatments for qualified patients approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Matthew D. Johnson is a partner at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP. His practice focuses on representing closely held and family-owned businesses with corporate and transactional needs. His goal is to get to know each one of his clients in order to provide efficient legal advice that can further their business goals.
Jacqueline Langwith joined the Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan in May 2017 and was named a Partner a year later. She currently heads up the MMFLA state licensing division for the Firm. She previously served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, and a research analyst for the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau for fourteen years.
William C. Lentine is a partner at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP. A business attorney with substantial tax and trust and estate experience, he assists both individuals and businesses prepare and navigate technical tax issues. He provides representation for financial and lending institutions regarding 1099 and W2 information return penalties.
Alexander Leonowicz is the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Co-Founder of Redbud Roots, LLC - a vertically integrated cannabis company. He is a corporate attorney specializing in cannabis law. He previously represented various national and international clients in the cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary businesses.
Douglas E. Mains is a partner at Honigman LLP, specializing in government relations and regulatory law. Having helped draft the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Mr. Mains is recognized as being at the forefront of Michigan’s evolving cannabis and hemp laws.
Joslin Monahan is an attorney at Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos PC. She offers a wealth of private and in-house experience in real property transactions, business and corporate law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, land use, and zoning. Additionally, she is a recognized authority in marijuana law, a burgeoning part of Michigan’s economy.
Brandon Nemec is a Government and Regulatory Affairs Attorney for PharmaCann LLC, a multi-state cannabis operator with cultivation/retail operations in six states across the Midwest & Northeast. He handles intergovernmental communications and legislative advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels within PharmaCann's existing and prospective markets.
Michael J. Neville, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, is an experienced litigator who provides compliance, regulatory and litigation services to companies of all sizes in cannabis, gaming, health care, financial, and transportation industries throughout the country. He provides services and guidance to businesses in all aspects of the cannabis industry.
Benjamin P. Nimphie is an attorney in the Grand Rapids office of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP. He received his law degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Review of Banking & Financial Law. He holds a Master of Business Administration with high honors from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
Christopher J. Pippett, partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, is chair of the firm's financial services industry practice. He practices in banking, corporate and real estate law, representing financial institutions, including local/regional banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders in business regulatory, commercial and consumer lending and workout issues.
David S. Ruskin is a partner in Horwood Marcus & Berk’s Litigation Group. He focuses on business/tax litigation as well as general counsel representation for privately-held companies and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. David helps clients navigate unsettled and differing statutes, regulations and industry-specific legal developments.
Sanford M. Stein is Of Counsel with Lowis & Gellen LLP. For more than 40 years, he has served governmental and private sector clients in legislative, regulatory & judicial activities. He has experience in infrastructure development, public finance and public-private partnership economic development, government regulations and procurement.
John Sullivan is the Executive Vice President of Cresco Labs. He is the former First Assistant Commissioner at the Cook County Board of (Tax) Review-- the last place property owners can appeal their assessments before they pay their tax bills. While at the Board of Review, he heard and decided thousands of property tax appeals.
Benham R. Wrigley, Jr., a partner at Cannalex Law and Wrigley Hoffman PC, has practiced law in Michigan since 1970. His specialties include real estate, construction law, business/corporate law (including medical marijuana business law), wealth advisory, family law, and litigation. He started his practice with a medium-sized firm.