Nov 29, 2018

National Marijuana Law Firm Vicente Sederberg LLC Continues Expansion With Addition of Three New Partners

DENVER and LOS ANGELES — Nationally recognized marijuana law firm Vicente Sederberg LLC announced Thursday it will add Cassia Furman, Shawn Hauser, and Charles Alovisetti as partners effective January 1, 2019.

Ms. Furman works in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Hauser and Mr. Alovisetti are based in its Denver office.

"These exceptionally talented and deeply experienced attorneys have been instrumental in making Vicente Sederberg the cannabis industry’s go-to law firm," said founding partner Brian Vicente. "They have been integral in the firm’s expansion of services and reach, enabling it to remain on the cutting edge of cannabis and hemp law and policy. We thank Cassia, Shawn and Charles for their leadership and congratulate each of them for their much-deserved and hard-earned promotions."

Ms. Furman is managing attorney of Vicente Sederberg's California Practice Group. She opened the firm's Los Angeles office in 2016 and has overseen the growth of its California Practice Group to twelve professionals and counting. In addition to supporting the firm's policy and local government work in California and around the country, she counsels clients on a wide range of transactional, regulatory, and land use issues related to the licensing and operation of California commercial cannabis ventures under MAUCRSA.

Ms. Hauser is chair of the Vicente Sederberg Hemp and Cannabinoids Practice Group. Named one of "Denver's Top Lawyers" by 5280 magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, she helps marijuana and hemp businesses with general business representation, investment, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property, as well as navigating the intersection between state and federal laws. She is a member of the Hemp Industries Association Legislative Review Committee and the steering committee for the American Hemp Campaign.

Mr. Alovisetti is the chair of the Corporate Department at Vicente Sederberg. He focuses his practice on advising investors, companies, and other law firms on the nuances of executing corporate transactions involving licensed and ancillary cannabis companies. Prior to joining VS, he worked as an associate in the New York offices of Am Law 50 firms Latham & Watkins and Goodwin.

About Vicente Sederberg LLC

Vicente Sederberg LLC is one of the nation's leading firms specializing in cannabis law and policy. It offers a full suite of services for all types of marijuana and hemp businesses, ancillary businesses, investors, trade associations, and governmental bodies. The firm is headquartered in Denver and has offices in Boston, Jacksonville, and Los Angeles, as well as affiliates in Detroit and Las Vegas.

Since its founding in 2010, VS has helped shape marijuana and hemp laws and policies across the U.S. and around the world, and it has assisted clients in obtaining cannabis business licenses in more than 15 states. VS was recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as "the country's first powerhouse marijuana law firm," and three of the firm's partners were featured in the National Law Journal's list of "Cannabis Law Trailblazers."

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