The team of cannabis lawyers at Gleam Law believes in setting precedence and finding creative, concrete solutions to medical marijuana legislative roadblocks and hoop-jumping that meet our unflinchingly high standards. Results matter, and we only never settle for less than the very best for all of our clients. We also happen to be damn good intellectual property cannabis attorneys.
Criminal justice expert and state legislator Roger Goodman is closely involved with current marijuana laws and the policies that affect business owners in the cannabis industry. Gain a unique advantage over your competition. Roger will help set up your marijuana business for greater success.
Mia is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Board of Accountancy (inactive) and practices general business law, specializing in the cannabis industry. She has served clients throughout the industry, from producers and processors to policy advocates.
Ammon Ford is a passionate cannabis activist that supports cannabis entrepreneurs and business owners to successfully shape this highly competitive and growing industry, Ammon’s insights and strategies help business owners develop and protect strong cannabis brands.
Justin Walsh is a senior litigation attorney at Gleam Law who represents clients of all sizes in a myriad of civil matters. He has received particular recognition for his successful representation of complex business litigation cases, as well as personal injury, medical malpractice, class action, and intellectual property cases.
Habib Bentaleb represents clients both in and outside of the cannabis industry. Habib advises his clients with choosing the appropriate entity structure for their business, structuring ownership, raising capital, drafting and negotiating contracts, joint ventures, strategic alliances and licensing agreements, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance with federal and state securities laws.
Alan is the recognized cannabis banking expert in Oregon. His practice focuses on developing cannabis and hemp banking programs for banks and credit unions. Prior to entering private practice, he spent 17 years as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Maps Credit Union.
Ryan’s litigation background primarily involved representing banks and other financial entities in cases involving real estate, creditor/debtor, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy and mortgage law. Ryan’s creativity and problem solving acumen has led to significant cost savings for his clients when settling cases short of trial.
Michael Chernis is the founding member of Chernis Law Group, P.C., located in Santa Monica, CA. He has been a criminal defense attorney and commercial litigator for more than 20 years and is licensed to practice law in California, Arizona and New York, as well as a number of federal courts in those jurisdictions.
Cassidy Patnoe is a third-year law student at Seattle University School of Law. After working in secondary education for over five years, Cassidy has decided to change paths and pursue the legal profession. Prior to his legal pursuits, he coached public forum debate in Sitka, Alaska and was awarded “Coach of the Year” for the state in 2015. Currently, Cassidy is excited for the opportunity to work as an intern at Gleam Law and to take part in the rapidly developing world of cannabis law.
Laura Gage is a rising 3L who majored in anthropology at Western Oregon University and got her Master of Chinese Linguistics degree at Dalian University of Foreign Language with a specialization in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Before starting law school, she lived in Dalian, China, for seven years, where she taught English.
Avery leads all marketing efforts and firm operations at Gleam Law. She joins the Gleam team with nearly a decade of experience in the marketing industry. Avery’s background includes working in-house and for agencies supporting Fortune 500 clients. Her expertise is in social media, developing brand voice, and integrated marketing strategy.