Here’s the press release in full….
VS significantly expands California operations with addition of partners Luke Stanton and Jeffrey Welsh in Los Angeles and associate lawyer Christina Sava in Oakland
LOS ANGELES — The founders of preeminent California cannabis enterprise firm Frontera Law Group have joined major-ranked national cannabis law and policy firm Vicente Sederberg LLP. Luke K. Stanton and Jeffrey D. Welsh are now partners at VS and will be primarily based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move, along with VS’s current hiring of associate lawyer Christina Sava in San Francisco, marks a considerable expansion of the firm’s flourishing California operations.
“We are pleased to welcome these exceptionally talented attorneys to Vicente Sederberg,” mentioned VS Founding Companion Josh Kappel. “This expansion of the firm’s partnership, as nicely as the addition of a highly qualified lawyer in the Bay Region, will produce a host of new possibilities for our customers and additional establish VS as a worldwide leader on cannabis law and policy.”
Stanton and Welsh are achieved enterprise attorneys who founded Frontera in 2015 to support entrepreneurs and firms navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape of the emerging cannabis market in California. Leveraging the deep domain expertise Stanton created more than his 5 years with one of California’s top cannabis criminal defense firms, and Welsh’s experience as an lawyer in the enterprise affairs division of entertainment powerhouse William Morris Endeavor, Frontera speedily grew to turn into 1 of California’s leading specialty cannabis enterprise firms. It helped create an array of best-in-class cannabis corporations, brands, producers and ancillary service providers across the state of California, assisting them in all stages of growth, from begin-up to exit, and its client roster boasts a quantity of companies that have grown into nine- and 10-figure businesses. Frontera was recognized as 1 of the “Top 100 Cannabis Leaders” by Entrepreneur Magazine and 1 of the “50 Greatest Providers to Function for in Cannabis” by MG Magazine.
“Luke and Jeffrey constructed Frontera from the ground up into a premier cannabis law practice and leader in the California cannabis business community,” Kappel mentioned. “Their diversity of expertise and deep understanding of the state’s legal and regulatory landscapes will play a crucial part in VS’s continued development in California and beyond.”
Stanton and Welsh also personal and operate several other firms focused on the cannabis market. Stanton is a founding companion at Skyfront Holdings Ltd., an international insurance coverage platform that specializes in emerging markets, including cannabis and hemp. He is also managing companion of Skytree Capital Partners, a Nevada-primarily based private equity firm. Welsh is a co-founder of Composite, a full-service creative agency that has grown brands and helped legitimize perceptions of the cannabis market through branding, advertising, advertising and marketing, and content material solutions.
“We are proud and excited to join a firm with such a robust national presence and wealthy history of leadership in the field of cannabis law and policy,” Stanton mentioned. “Vicente Sederberg is known for its unparalleled expertise, experience, and influence in the marijuana and hemp industries. Pairing Frontera’s current capabilities with everything VS has constructed more than the previous 10 years will give our customers access to an outstanding wealth of sources that goes far above and beyond what we had been previously capable of providing. We could not be extra thrilled with this transition and what it signifies for our customers and the cannabis market as a whole.”
About the Attorneys:
Luke K. Stanton – https://vicentesederberg.com/folks/luke-stanton/
Jeffrey D. Welsh – https://vicentesederberg.com/folks/jeffrey-welsh/
Christina Sava – https://vicentesederberg.com/folks/christina-sava/
About Vicente Sederberg LLP:
Vicente Sederberg LLP – https://vicentesederberg.com/ – is a national cannabis law firm that has been on the top edge of marijuana and hemp law and policy for almost a decade. It has around 100 staff, including more than 40 attorneys, operating out of offices in Denver, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Jacksonville.
VS presents a complete suite of corporate, legal, policy, regulatory, and investigation solutions for all sorts of cannabis firms, ancillary businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, and governmental bodies. Since its founding in 2010, VS has helped shape marijuana and hemp policies across the nation and about the globe. It has also assisted customers in obtaining cannabis enterprise licenses in 21 states and dozens of localities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Chambers and Partners USA ranked VS a Band 1 law firm in its inaugural “Cannabis Law” practice category, and National Law Journal recognized six of the firm’s partners as “Cannabis Law Trailblazers” in its very first two years of publishing the list.