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Mia Getlin

Mia is an Oregon cannabis attorney and a member of the Oregon and Washington State Bars. She practices general business law, specializing in legal marijuana, hemp, and CBD out of Gleam Law’s Portland, OR office. Mia has served clients throughout the industry, from OLCC licensees to policy advocates and industrial hemp businesses. She is also VP and Secretary of the Oregon Industry Progress Association, a political action group advocating for business friendly-change to Oregon’s recreational cannabis policy. She also has an Oregon and California CPA (inactive).

An honors graduate of UCLA and Pepperdine Law, Mia previously worked in public accounting at KPMG, providing internal control audit and advisory services to large companies with a focus on the retail, banking, and automotive industries. After moving to Oregon in 2014, she began to focus on business law and specifically serving the growing cannabis industry as an Oregon cannabis attorney.

With family members involved in the recreational market, Mia knows firsthand some of the challenges and pitfalls facing the growing legal marijuana, CBD and hemp industry. She is passionate about helping clients find cost-effective solutions that allow cannabis businesses of all types to succeed and prosper.
As a Portland cannabis lawyer at Gleam Law, Mia has experience in a range of business law disciplines from entity setup, cannabis licensing and contracts to business acquisitions and sales.
When not working, Mia can be found in the mountains, on the trails, or at the farm with her husband and three daughters.

  • J.D. from Pepperdine University
  • B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles
  • Member of the Oregon Bar and Washington Bar

Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section, Secretary – 2021

Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section, Executive Committee – 2020

Oregon Industry Progress Association, General Counsel and Advocate

Oregon State Bar Business Law Section, New Lawyers Committee

Psychedelic and Cannabis Research Summit – Friday, Oct 8

Business Law Presentation – Lewis & Clark Law School – Sep 29, 2021

OSB Business Law Presentation – Oregon State Bar – Sep 22, 2021

Cannabis Law Webinar Series: Psychedelics – Fasken Cannabis Group – September 14, 2021

Pitfalls of Bad Cannabis Legal Advice and What to Do Instead, – National Association of CannabisCannabis, February 9, 2021

Webinar: Practical Advice for Businesses in Today’s Economy – May 14, 2020

Cannabis business conference , SpeakerAsk an Expert – LegalCannabis Collaborative ConferenceBusiness, Cannabis2019

Presentation taking audience through a hypothetical company and the mistakes and decisions made., SpeakerMaking All the Right Decisions from Concept to SuccessRAD ExpoBusiness, Cannabis2019

Moderator for Emerging Employment Issues panel., Moderator, Northwest Cannabis Law InstituteOregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section, Business, Cannabis, 2019

Presentation for business and tax attorneys, Speaker, Oregon Business and Tax Law for Cannabis BusinessesOregon State Bar, Business, Tax, 2019

Presentation for college students in cannabis law and policy course, SpeakerCannabis as a Consumer Good: Negative Consumption Externalities and Potential Policy Solutions, including State Licensure, Taxation, Local Land Use Law, and Local Time, Place, and Manner OrdinancesWestern Oregon University2019

Presentation to college students in Cannabis Law and Policy course, Speaker, Legal Limits of the Anticommandeering Doctrine: The Value of the Strength of Walls, Western Oregon University, Business, Cannabis, 2019

One hour long presentation to tax attorneys about tax and business consideration specific to clients in the cannabis industry., Speaker, Cannabis Law for the Non-Cannabis Tax Attorney, New Tax Lawyers Committee, Business, Tax, 2018

Presentation to tax attorneys, Speaker, Cannabis Law for the Non-Cannabis Tax Attorney, New Tax Lawyers Committee, Business, Tax, 2018

A presentation to business owners and investors in the Oregon state-legal cannabis industry about buying and selling highly regulated OLCC licensed businesses successfully., Speaker, Navigating Business Transactions in the Highly Regulated OLCC MarketIndo Expo, Business, Cannabis, 2019

One hour long presentation to Oregon Business Law Section members about representing clients in the cannabis industry, Speaker, An Introduction to Cannabis Law, New Business Lawyer Committee, Business, 2018

One and a quarter hour long presentation on tax and business law for state-legal cannabis companies. Co-presented with CPAs from BC Consulting., SpeakerOregon Cannabis Business and Tax Law for Financial ProfessionalsOregon State Bar Mid Valley Tax ConferenceBusiness, Cannabis, Tax2018

Article about Oregon’s response to the vaping lung disease crisis.AuthorThe Vaping Crisis and Oregon’s ResponseArgent and Schuster PublicationsBusiness, Cannabis2019

Article covering the Oregon Court of Appeals stay of rules prohibiting flavored vape products.AuthorGovernor Brown’s Directive That Oregon Ban Flavored Vaping Product Stayed by the State Court of AppealsArgent and Schuster PublicationsBusiness, Cannabis2019

Article on OLCC rule violation penality changes in House Bill 2098.AuthorRecent Oregon Legislation Changes Penalties for Oregon Liquor Control Commission Rule Violations for the Cannabis IndustryArgent and Schuster PublicationsBusiness, Cannabis2019

Published articleAuthorOverview of Oregon’s Current Financial Interest Rules in Anticipation of OLCC’s New GuidanceArgent and Schuster PublicationsBusiness, Cannabis2019

Published articleAuthorNavigating Today’s Wild West: Cannabis Clients Lack Banking Options Amid Onerous Federal RequirementsOregon State Bar BulletinBusiness, Cannabis2019

Published articleAuthorAllocation of Oregon Recreational Cannabis Taxes and Lack of Funding for Rural CountiesArgent and Schuster PublicationsBusiness, Cannabis2019

Published articleAuthorOregon 2019 Legislative Session Roundup: New Oregon Cannabis LawsArgent and Schuster PublicationsBusiness, Cannabis2019