Vicente Sederberg Once Again Ranked Top Cannabis Law Firm by Chambers and Partners
Jun 8, 2021
Vicente Sederberg LLP was once again recognized by Chambers and Partners as a top cannabis law practice in the U.S. The firm was awarded the first-ever Chambers USA 'Cannabis Law - Law Firm of the Year' award, and five of the firm's partners were individually ranked among the nation's top cannabis attorneys.
Chambers USA awarded VS the "Cannabis Law - Law Firm of the Year" award at the Chambers USA Awards on May 27, 2021. This is the first year that the cannabis law category was included in the USA awards. Chambers USA Awards had this to say about VS:
Perhaps the highest-profile specialist cannabis firm in the country, Vicente Sederberg's attorneys have long been handling landmark cases in the industry. “They’ve been there since the very beginning,” says a source, citing the firm’s presence since before recreational use was legalized in any state. This deep understanding has evolved with the market, and today the firm is a top-tier destination for complex regulatory advice. It can leverage its in-depth knowledge to advise multi-state, vertically integrated businesses, with experience in navigating federal law and intertwining state laws in an area where the current regulatory framework is often described as a patchwork. “They are a full-service cannabis firm that has delivered the total package time and time again,” enthuses a client.
The 2021 edition of the prestigious legal directory gave VS a Nationwide Band 1 ranking in its Cannabis Law section, highlighting our unique role as a firm that specializes in the cannabis sector. The Chambers editors also noted:
"This is an exceptionally strong, sharp, and efficient team," enthuses one source: "There is always transparency, accountability and dedication to projects."
A commentator remarked that the firm "serves a critical role in the market and is synonymous with this sector."
A client says: "They understand policy, given that they have helped to draft and shape policy in so many states."
This is the third time VS has received a Band 1 ranking from Chambers, which created its Cannabis Law section in 2019.
VS founding partner Brian Vicente was once-again ranked in Band 1 of Chambers' individual rankings, while founding partner Christian Sederberg and partner Charles Alovisetti were both once-again ranked in Band 2. Partners Cassia Furman and Shawn Hauser were newly recognized in 2021, with Cassia ranked in Band 3 and Shawn ranked as Up and Coming. According to the Chambers editors:
Cassia Furman is particularly strong in guiding cannabis businesses through the framework of industry-specific regulations at the state and federal level.
"She is always on top of all matters, follows up and finishes each task, manages her team well, uses numerous resources in her firm to help with things that come up and always gets them accomplished."
Shawn Hauser specialises in advising producers and manufacturers in the industrial hemp industry.,"They call her the queen of hemp. She's doing cannabis-related work day in, day out."
Brian Vicente is a leading light in the cannabis market, where his practice focuses on assisting clients with license and permit applications. "He is a real stalwart of the industry. He has had such an immense impact on the industry." "Brian is the guiding voice of the firm and is very deserving of the highest accolade. His foresight and larger-scale decision-making have proved to be invaluable."
Charles Alovisetti 's practice focuses on the regulations affecting cannabis businesses, including those engaging in cross-border M&A.
"He is an extremely talented and very smart lawyer, and a really trusted adviser. He knows the cannabis regulations at a very granular level and has the foresight to see where they are headed." "He is just so, so fantastic. I would fully trust him with very complex matters."
Christian Sederberg is known for his considerable contribution to the state of Colorado's regulatory environment. "He maintains a steady pulse of the industry nationwide and is extremely knowledgeable." "He is an excellent advocate for the industry."
Chambers is highly respected among legal professionals and business leaders for its deep analysis of law firms and attorneys across industries and across the globe. It has a team of more than 200 researchers who conduct thousands of interviews and other forms of independent research to assess technical legal ability; client service; commercial vision and business understanding; diligence; value for fees; and depth of experience.