Goldberg, a team lead of the multidisciplinary cannabis industry group, is the driving force behind the cannabis practice at the firm. He spearheaded the formal establishment of the firm’s cannabis industry group in 2015 when he identified the then-nascent cannabis industry as an emerging market that was not being serviced by large law firms, even though the complexities and facets of cannabis-related transactions make the industry suitable to multi-service law firms. Since then, the firm’s cannabis clientele has grown every year, and the strong performance of these clients for the firm has resulted in cannabis becoming an industry of greater focus. The practice now includes more than 50 lawyers throughout the U.S., and across all of firm’s service areas, who advise a broad range of cannabis industry participants on a daily basis. Today, the firm is one of the few large law firms with a national cannabis practice.

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