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Michael Rosenblum

Associate

Los Angeles
310 282 2516 direct

Michael represents and advises public and private companies, private equity firms, and hedge funds in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, secured and unsecured financing arrangements, corporate reorganizations, derivative agreements, and regulatory matters, along with a variety of clients in the cannabis industry.

Michael's practice includes drafting and negotiating purchase agreements and other commercial contracts, advising companies with respect to entity selection, formation, and governance, managing M&A due diligence and closing large, complex and innovative corporate transactions.

As an active member of the firm's cannabis practice group, Michael advises cannabis investors, cultivators, distributors, manufacturers, retailers and ancillary businesses on a variety of legal issues including cannabis formation and governance, licensing and compliance, capital raising transactions, licensing agreements and real estate transactions.

Michael has written numerous articles regarding the cannabis industry, which have been published in mainstream publications such as Law360 and the Los Angeles Daily Journal, participated as a guest speaker and panelist at several industry events, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Cannabis Committee. Through his extensive network of cannabis industry contacts, Michael helps his clients improve their business by facilitating introductions with potential business partners, advisors, financiers, suppliers and customers in the industry.

Michael earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Blogs

An inside look into the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis: Michigan

A state-by-state ranking of cannabis regulations

Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Amendment included in omnibus FY 2018 spending bill

Hazy outlook for legislation protecting medical cannabis

Webinar will examine opportunities and challenges of cannabis in California

Protection against DoJ interference with state medical cannabis programs extended until Dec. 8

Cannabis at work: An update for employers

Los Angeles releases proposed commercial cannabis regulations

Calif. cities lift medical marijuana delivery ban: Is L.A. next?

Presentations

The Pot Thickens: How to Create a Successful Cannabis Business in California
Webinar October 2017