PORTLAND — Dentons Bingham Greenebaum declared that Hannah King has joined the business as a spouse in its Cannabis Legislation, Litigation and Corporate apply teams. King, who is based mostly in Portland, is a person of Maine’s main authorities on the highly regulated and intricate cannabis field. She provides substantial encounter advising hundreds of cannabis firms to her practice at Dentons.
King’s escalating nationwide apply contains advising hundreds of hashish shoppers from small relatives-run businesses to significant publicly traded, multi-condition operators in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. She signifies a vast array of business styles such as standalone health-related and adult use hydro-carbon, distillate, and CO2 extraction facilities, infused edibles and beverage producers, cultivators, vendors, tests labs, as effectively as vertically built-in operators. She also signifies traders, landlords, and ancillary companies, such as financial institutions.
King also is effective on nearby and point out licensing and permitting and regulatory compliance as effectively as helping cannabis organizations in navigating the cannabis laws in complicated industrial and monetary transactions and litigation.
“Few industries in the United States existing a lot more sophisticated authorized issues than cannabis. It is crucial for the viability of any hashish business to have a lawful crew able of advising on this evolving and elaborate location of regulation. Hannah understands how to navigate the intricate legal problems in this house. Her experience will be specifically worthwhile to our substantial and expanding practice in the spot of cannabis legislation,” explained Eric Berlin, Husband or wife and Worldwide Cannabis Regulation Observe Group Leader at Dentons. The Cannabis Regulation Practice Group at Dentons is nationally recognized for its work in the cannabis sector, possessing been named Cannabis Observe Team of the 12 months in 2021 by Law360, as a top tier organization by the Authorized 500 and as a tier 2 agency by Chambers. Dentons was also selected as 1 of MGO’s “Cannabis 50” in the publication’s Hashish Effect Evaluate. MGO recognizes the most inspiring, impactful and revolutionary figures and entities in the cannabis marketplace.
King describes the changeover to Dentons as a career move that is very beneficial to the two her individual follow and to her clientele. “I have now fulfilled new regulation companions from all over the world – Germany, South Africa, Netherlands, Canada – and across the state who are undertaking innovative authorized perform in the cannabis area. Obtain to the expertise inside of the Dentons platform is an amazing up coming phase for my observe and a benefit incorporate for my consumers,” King said.
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Running Companion Keith Bice described the progress technique, which is targeted on expertise. “An essential portion of our firm’s new business model is lateral expertise in secondary marketplaces. By combining the Dentons’ technological innovation platform and world wide attain with the extraordinary talent of attorneys like Hannah, we have a exceptional and impressive ‘in-and-of-the-community’ solution that provides our consumers entry to best-tier lawful expertise across the US and about the world,” he mentioned. The Dentons world manufacturer employs 20,000 men and women and 12,000 legal professionals in 200 spots.
Because 2016, King has represented cannabis firms in the Maine Point out Legislature. As a agent of Maine Pros for Regulating Marijuana, King helped to draft and pass Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Act and important amendments to Maine’s Professional medical Use of Marijuana Act. Since of her authorized skills and collaborative issue-fixing techniques, King was appointed to depict Maine’s adult use cannabis business to the Point out of Maine Marijuana Advisory Commission, formed to consistently study and make tips to the legislature on ideal techniques for regulating cannabis.
King also advises private companies and tribal consumers on condition and federal hemp legal guidelines, aiding them comply with the intricate federal and numerous point out and regional laws governing the output and sale of hemp and hemp solutions, including food items products that contains hemp extracts.
King has been recognized as a Prime Rated Hashish Lawyer by Tremendous Attorneys. She is a repeated contributor to regional and countrywide publications and presenter at conferences nationwide on cannabis legislation. She acquired her J.D. from the College of Maine University of Legislation and her B.A. from Prescott Faculty.
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