Burns & Levinson expands national cannabis business law practice with two side hires
Borg will continue to focus its practice on equity and debt structuring and offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private capital raisings and financing, compliance with securities laws, corporate governance and restructuring. business, and related business transactions for businesses in the cannabis sector. He began his career as a corporate lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Ginn will continue to advise cannabis companies on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and capital raises.
“We are thrilled to have Max and Doug on our world-class corporate cannabis team. They join one of our most active practice groups and their experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing and transaction will be a tremendous asset to our team and our customers,” said Burns. & Levinson Partner Frank A. Segall, who chairs the firm’s Cannabis Business & Law advisory group with his partner Scott Moskol. “Our cannabis practice continues to grow at a rapid pace. We are delighted to have these two talented cannabis lawyers on our side,” added Moskol.
Burns & Levinson’s recent cannabis deals include representation of Agrify Corporation in its $50 million acquisition of Precision Extraction Solutions and Cascade Sciences in October 2021. In November 2021, the firm represented UL Holdings, Inc. (Urbn Leaf), a leading California cannabis retailer, in its sale to port side, Inc. The sale of Urbn Leaf will create the largest and most developed vertically integrated cannabis platform in the State of California once the transaction closes in the first quarter of 2022. Burns & Levinson also led the efforts of one of its secured lender clients to enforce its rights and remedies with respect to a $22 million plus the loan granted to a Massachusetts vertically integrated cannabis operator, leading the Massachusetts Superior Court, BLS Division, to issue the first-ever receivership of a cannabis company in Massachusetts.
Burns & Levinson was the first major Boston corporate law firm to develop a cannabis business practice, and has been advising cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs and investors across the country for nearly a decade. The firm has unparalleled experience in building and structuring cannabis and hemp/CBD businesses, private placements, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, securities, banking issues, fund formation, debt and equity financing, restructuring and receiverships, real estate acquisitions and leases, intellectual property. protection, 280E taxation issues and cannabis litigation. The firm is well known for its role in the cannabis banking industry and is among the nation’s top law firms when it comes to mergers and acquisitions and corporate deals and high profile financing in the private and private markets. cannabis market audiences.
Borg received his JD, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, and his BA from The george washington university. Ginn earned her JD from Pepperdine School of Law and her BA from Holy Cross College.
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