Vincent Sliwoski, Partner

"He is outstanding to work with, very collaborative and practical." – Chambers USA
Vincent Sliwoski

Vince is a business lawyer, problem solver and dealmaker. His clients run the gamut from individual investors and entrepreneurs to widely held domestic and international corporations. Vince is Harris Sliwoski’s managing partner, and he has won accolades from Super Lawyers and Chambers USA for his work.

Vince pushes for efficient and optimal client results in every transaction. He has expertise in business/corporate, commercial real estate and intellectual property law. Vince’s advice is guided by a heightened awareness of all possible outcomes: in his litigating days, he tried civil cases in four Oregon counties and conducted numerous arbitrations and mediations.

Vince is also a leading practitioner in Oregon’s rapidly evolving cannabis and psychedelics industries. He regularly confers with key regulators and has been hired by the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund and private parties as an expert witness in several cannabis-related business disputes. He runs our law firm’s award-winning Canna Law Blog and Psychedelics Law Blog.

Vince is a frequent presenter and commentator on legal aspects of controlled substances issues. He has been cited by many sources over the years, including U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker in correspondence to the U.S. Attorney General. He taught one of the first law school courses nationwide on Cannabis Law & Policy, from 2017 to 2021.

Vince actively supports Oregon’s creative and non-profit cultures. He serves as general counsel to some of the state’s signature events, including the Pickathon Music Festival and the Waterfront Blues Festival. He is a former columnist for the Portland Mercury and past President of the Hollywood Theatre’s Board of Directors.

On weekends, Vince enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and friends, fly fishing, and all manner of outdoor adventures.

What clients have to say about Vince

“We tremendously value our relationship with Vince and team at Harris Sliwoski. They are a trusted partner we rely on each and every day. From M&A deal-making to cannabis licensing and beyond they are exceptionally competent across legal specialties and jurisdictions. Beyond this they bring a low-ego and collaborative approach that blends well with our company values and culture.”

David Lannon, CEO Tumalo Industries, Retired EVP | Whole Foods Market

“Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Vince have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. He quickly walked me through my options, and was refreshingly consistent in his communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Vince quickly made things right. And he was friendly. The more lawyers I meet, the less I like them. Vince broke that pattern for me. Thank you, Sir!”

Aaron Draplin, Founder | Draplin Design Co

Vince Sliwoski has been an invaluable asset to Waterfront Blues Festival and Fuller Events over the past several years. His knowledge, professionalism, clear communication and understanding of our unique industry truly sets him apart. He’s one of the first people we call when we have a question or concern. Time after time he provides us with excellent guidance and timely advice. We’d absolutely recommend Vince and the team at Harris Sliwoski.”

 Christina and Tyler Fuller, Co-owners Waterfront Blues Festival and Fuller Events

“When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski and Vince Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

Harris Sliwoski is the equivalent of a ‘seed to sale’ law firm in the cannabis space, in that they have helped us through virtually every step of the legalization process.  Vince helped us create Redbarn Cannabis, complete with our 12 OLCC MJ licenses and multiple companies.  He has guided us with setting up our companies, investor offerings and legal documentation, and has helped us with countless legal issues, including real estate transactions, compliance questions, and state/local regulation issues.  In fact, everyone we’ve worked with at HS is an expert in their space.

When faced with a legal issue or decision, my first call is always to Vince.  He understands the complexities of the industry, and has never failed to provide expert, relevant, and valuable counsel.  In our opinion, you cannot make a better choice.  Vince Sliwoski and the Harris Sliwoski team has helped us build Redbarn Cannabis into a successful thriving enterprise that benefits the state of Oregon, the communities we serve, our employees and our customers.”

 Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder, Redbarn Cannabis

“I am pleased to endorse Harris Sliwoski as one of the first, and finest, law firms to specialize on assisting the new state-legal marijuana industry. NORML and many of our members and affiliates have worked with Hilary Bricken, Vince Sliwoski and this pioneering firm on everything from public interest litigation to general business and compliance matters over the years.”

Keith Stroup, Founder and Chief Legal Counsel | NORML 

“Vince Sliwoski and Harris Sliwoski have been nothing but an asset to our company throughout the years. Whether it’s navigating regulatory questions, employee disputes, trademarking, licensing or just general business transactions, Vince and co are always there to help navigate us through. Especially, in an industry with so much red tape, having a law firm that can tackle all of it with you is invaluable.”

Brent Stewart, Co-Founder and General Manager | Gnome Grown

“Working with VinceSliwoski was extremely helpful as our company set out to establish our recreational licenses in the Oregon cannabis industry. He helped us navigate the intricate waters of licensing for a public cannabis company and clearly explained what process would entail. We came to trust Vince’s expert opinion and would happily refer anyone looking to establish their cannabis presence in Oregon.”

Kiran Sidhu, CEO & Director | Halo

Vince and the team at Harris Sliwoski have been a go-to resource as our organization has changed and grown. We’ve relied on the team’s expertise for advice spanning from organizational structure to packaging requirements. They are always responsive, thorough, and thoughtful giving us the peace of mind that we are moving forward with compliant and considered decisions in an environment that is ever evolving and exceedingly challenging to navigate.

– Victoria Pustynsky, Founder & CEO | Aurora Elixirs

“I am impressed with this law firm! They answered all my questions regarding business laws and regulations in Oregon and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.”

Zale Schoenborn, Founder and CEO | Pickathon

“Vincent Sliwoski and Hilary Bricken have a strong understanding of cannabis law, and we could rely on them to provide valuable insights that were both actionable and sophisticated.”

 Nishan Karassik, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer | Phylos Bioscience

“Highland Provisions is proud to be a leader in the Oregon adult-use cannabis market. Harris Sliwoski and Vince Sliwoski in particular, has been an integral part of our business since our founding days. Their professional legal services are the best in the business. We hold a tremendous amount of trust in their advice. We have worked with many members of Harris Sliwoski that are specialized in various legal subjects and have been impressed with them all. Whatever your legal need, Harris Sliwoski is there to provide avenues for success in your ventures. We highly recommend them.”

Raymond Furth, General Manager | Highland Provisions 

More About Vincent

Cannabis Loans & Investments, Harris Sliwoski Webinar, February 28, 2024.

Lawyering in the Cannabis Industry, Willamette School of Law, January 29, 2024.

Attorney Insights on the Cannabis Industry 2024: Ask Us Anything, Harris Sliwoski, January 10,2024.

Rolling with the Regulations of Cannabis Trade Laws with Vincent Sliwoski and Adams Lee, Simply Trade Podcast, December 7, 2023.

Lawyering in the Psychedelics Industry, Florida State University College of Law, October 24, 2023.

Health Care of the Future, Portland Business Journal, September 28, 2023.

U.S. Import and Export of Marijuana, Hemp, and Paraphernalia, Harris Sliwoski Webinar, July 25, 2023.

Law360 Explores: Psychedelics, Law 360 Podcast, May 15, 2023.

The Business of Cannabis and
Bankruptcy, 36th Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute Conference,  April 14th, 2023.

Ongoing Revolutions in Health Care,  Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) Symposium, March 28, 2023.

Distressed Cannabis Businesses, Harris Sliwoski webinar, February 28, 2023.

Lawyering in the Cannabis and Psychedelics Industries, Willamette School of Law, January 30, 2023.

Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Psychedelics, The Seminar Group, January 12, 2023.

Cannabis and International Trade Issues, NCBFAA webinar, December 1, 2022.

Lawyering in the Cannabis Industry, Lewis & Clark Law School, October 18, 2022.

Psilocybin Services Act – OHA Rules Update, Fourth Annual Northwest Cannabis and Psychedelics Law Institute, September 23, 2022.

Oregon Psilocybin: Ready to Launch, Harris Sliwoski webinar, April 7, 2022.

Legalized Cannabis and the Border, AILA conference, March 31, 2022.

Corporate Cannabis Q&A: Cannabis Loans and Investments, Harris Sliwoski webinar, March 3, 2022.

Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Psychedelics, The Seminar Group, January 26, 2022.

Corporate Cannabis Q&A: Buying and Selling a Cannabis Business, Harris Sliwoski webinar, January 13, 2022.

Key West Legal Seminar, NORML, December 2, 2021.

I’m a Psychedelics Lawyer Ask Me Anything, Reddit, November 30, 2021.

Cannabis Leasing,  American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Meeting, November 8, 2021.

Lawyering in the Cannabis Industry, Lewis & Clark Law School, October 19, 2021.

GOOD Guys: Law Firm Leaders, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations webinar, September 23, 2021.

Panelist for The Gray Line Between Ethical and Unethical Representation of Cannabis Clients Business and Corporate Litigation, ABA Business Law Virtual Section Annual Meeting, September 22, 2021.

Starting a Ketamine Clinic– What You Need to Know, Harris Sliwoski webinar, September 9, 2021.

How Businesses and Investors can Enter Mexico’s Cannabis Market, Cannabis Mexico Summit, March 25, 2021.

Lawyering in the Cannabis Industry, Willamette School of Law, March 14, 2021.

Weed in the House!, Legal Talk Today, December 18, 2020.

Ketamine, Psilcobyin and New Drug Therapies (Part 2), Harris Sliwoski webinar, November 19, 2020.

Drafting Cannabis Contracts, Cannabis Law Institute, September 8, 2020.

Ketamine, Psilocybin and New Drug Therapies, Harris Sliwoski webinar, July 9, 2020.

Coronavirus & Cannabis Q&A, Harris Sliwoski webinar, March 26, 2020.

The International Cannabis Trade, Harris Sliwoski webinar, March 4, 2020.

Navigating the Use of CBD Oil as a Food Claim, September 10 and 11: Harris Sliwoski Presents!, Illinois Cannabis Info, September 7, 2019.

Panelist, Cross Border Cannabis Transactions, Geneva Group International (GGI), June 21, 2019.

Program Co-Chair, The Business of Marijuana in Oregon, The Seminar Group, May 17, 2019.

Panelist, Paths to Practice: Landing a Job in the Media and Entertainment Industries, Lewis & Clark Law School, March 21, 2019.

Employment Law for Oregon Cannabis Businesses, Harris Sliwoski webinar, December 12, 2018.

Program Co-Chair, The Business of Marijuana in Oregon, The Seminar Group, June 7, 2018.

Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry, Harris Sliwoski webinar, May 17, 2018.

Cannabis Litigation, Harris Sliwoski webinar, August 5, 2020

Federal Responses to Oregon Marijuana Law. National Business Institute CLE, December 8, 2017.

Oregon Cannabis Law and Naturopathic Doctors, National University of Natural Medicine’s Medical Cannabis Conference, July 29, 2017.

Program Chair, The Business of Marijuana in Oregon, The Seminar Group, June 9, 2017.

The Business of Cannabis: Key Considerations for Advising Industry Clients, American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, June 7, 2017.

Don’t Go Up in Smoke: Workplace Law Seminar for Canna-businesses, Fisher Phillips, May 11, 2017.

Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Industry: 20 Years Later, Oregon Public Broadcasting Interview, March 23, 2017.

Cannabis and Commercial Real Estate: Navigating a Budding Industry, American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, February 22, 2017.

Recreational Marijuana Business Law in Oregon, National Business Institute CLE, December 6, 2016.

Civics Conference for Teachers, Classroom Law Project, December 2, 2016.

From Pinot to Pot: The Marijuana Market One Year after Legalization, Oregon Business Magazine Panel Event, October 25, 2016.

Program Chair and Presenter, The Business Marijuana Oregon CLE, The Seminar Group, June 1, 2016.

Oregon Marijuana for Investors, Harris Sliwoski webinar, May 25, 2016.

Marijuana in Oregon – Law and Policy Panel, Lewis and Clark Law School, October 7, 2015.

Handling Unusual Assets and Dealing with Regulated Industries, Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section Annual CLE, September 19, 2015.

Federal v. State Conflict, Marijuana in Oregon CLE, The Seminar Group, July 8, 2015.

Festivals and Events: Which Legal Entity is Right For You, Oregon Festivals and Events Annual Conference, March 1, 2015.

Music Licensing and Practical Approaches to Working with Music Industry Clients, Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section CLE, April 2, 2014.

Practical Pub Talk: Developing and Protecting Your Brand, Farleigh Wada Witt Pub Series, April 9, 2014.

Who’s Microdosing Magic Mushrooms in the Boardroom?,, January 8, 2024.

Guest Speaker on The Legal Lunch Byte, Harris Sliwoski’s weekly Legal Talk Show, Episode 1: Cannabis Industry Outlook 2024, January 3, 2024.

SAFER Banking (Cannabis),, September 21, 2023.

Cannabis banking is a reality. So do banks still need the SAFE Banking bill?, American Banker, September 17, 2023.

EDITORIAL: Recent federal move to reclassify cannabis benefits everyone,, September 8, 2023

Is Marijuana on the Verge of a Legal Revolution?, The Michigan Chronicle, September 8, 2023

U.S. regulators might loosen restrictions on marijuana. Here’s what that would mean, PBS News Hour, August 31, 2023.

U.S. health officials want to loosen marijuana restrictions. Here’s what it means, CNBC, August 31, 2023.

What rescheduling marijuana could mean for Oregon’s industry, Portland Business Journal, August 31, 2023.

US regulators might change how they classify marijuana. Here’s what that would mean, ABC News, August 31, 2023.

Potential Changes to Marijuana Classification by US Regulators: Implications Explained, Bolly Inside, August 31, 2023.

What Rescheduling Marijuana Would and Wouldn’t Do, Reason, August 31, 2023.

Microdosing Psychedelics Under Local, State, and Federal Law, Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming, August 24, 2023.

Unveiling USA’s Top 10 Cannabis Lawyers Spearheading Legal Trends in 2023, Business Today News, July 21, 2023

Psychedelic Access Pathways: Differentiating Medical, Wellness, and Religious Access to Psychedelics, BrainFutures, July 11, 2023.

Rising Silicon Valley Drug Use Puts GCs in Tough Spot | Corporate Counsel,, July 6, 2023

After La Mota fallout, cannabis companies fight back on temporary Oregon taxation rules, Portland Business Journal, June 26, 2023.

The Psilocybin Economy: From Spore to Trip, Portland Business Journal, June 20, 2023.

The State Agency That Oversees Cannabis Had the Tools to Regulate La Mota, but Records Show It Rarely Did. Willamette Week, May, 31, 2023.

Under scrutiny, OLCC looks to rein in tax delinquent cannabis companies, KGW News, May 25, 2023.

What’s the Matter with Oregon?, Week Week Newsletter, May 26th, 2023.

It’s Going to Cost $2800 to Have a Psilocybin Session at Oregon’s First Licensed Center,, May 8, 2023.

Oregon Licenses First Psilocybin Service Center, Making Legal Shroom Trips Possible, Willamette Week, May 5, 2023.

Oregon’s Appetite for Psilocybin Is Being Fed Outside the Law in the Mushroom Underground, Willamette Week, April 26, 2023.

Regulatory Hurdles Challenge Oregon Psilocybin Providers, Lucid News, January 20, 2023.

Psilocybin-assisted Therapy is Officially Legal in Oregon, Lucid News, January 4, 2023.

Where is Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Legal?, DoubleBlind, December 16, 2022.

I Tried Microdosing Mushrooms For My Anxiety — Here’s What Happened, The Zoe Report, December 2, 2022.

Legal Experts Discuss Regulation of Cannabis and Psychedelics at Petrie-Flom Center, The Harvard Crimson, November 11, 2022.

Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Did Not Free a Single Federal Prisoner or Deliver the Expungement He Promised, Reason, October 24, 2022.

First Cannabis, Are Magic Mushrooms Next?, EHS Today, August 8, 2022.

Psychedelic Rx: Legal battles aim to expand patients’ access to psilocybin and other hallucinogens, ABA Journal, August 1, 2022.

Microdosing May Become a More Significant Leadership Issue, SHRM Executive Network, July 20, 2022.

Oregon Issues Draft of Magic Mushroom Cultivation Rules, Lucid News, May 10, 2022.

Under Oregon’s Proposed Rules, Legal Psilocybin Will Be All-Natural, Organic, and GMO-Free, Reason, April 5, 2022.

‘It’s not medical’: Oregon wrestles with how to offer psychedelics outside the health care system, STAT, March 10, 2022.

U.S. House Passes MORE Act, Tacoma Weekly, December 7, 2020.

US House passes historic bill to legalize marijuana at federal level, but Senate looms, Marijuana Business Daily, December 4, 2020.

What’s Next for the Five States That Legalized Cannabis in the 2020 Election?, Cannabis Dispensary, November 18, 2020.

Oregon Pot Regulator Eases Licensing Rules To Clear Backlog, Law360, October 15, 2020.

Lawyers who specialize in cannabis are eyeing the burgeoning psychedelics industry as companies studying magic mushrooms go public, Business Insider, September 30, 2020.

Federal Courts are Undermining Cannabiz Contracts: Attorney, WeedWeek, September 24, 2020.

‘Kamala Harris Is There’: Biden Veep Pick Inspires Cautious Optimism from Cannabiz, Green Entrepreneur, August 14, 2020.

Cannabis entrepreneurs bet big on pot as a global commodity, The Rise, April 17, 2020.

Hemp Businesses Eligible for Coronavirus Stimulus PackageGanjapreneur, March 31, 2020.

Marijuana, hemp businesses bolster commercial real estate, United Press International, February 26, 2020.

Dan’s Gambit, Cannabis Business Times, July 2019.

What You Need to Know Before Leasing to a Cannabis GrowerGreenhouse Grower, November 21, 2018.

Josephine County’s cannabis suit against Oregon should be dismissed, judge says, Portland Business Journal, September 4, 2018.

Jury Acquits Marijuana Patient Who Admitted To Breaking Georgia Law, Marijuana Moment, July 17, 2018.

Oregon cannabis regulators will hit pause on new licenses after June 15Portland Business Journal, May 31, 2018.

Inside the Williams Memo: What U.S. attorney’s enforcement priorities mean for Oregon’s cannabis industryPortland Business Journal, May 22, 2018.

Interstate pot: Proposal to open Oregon cannabis sales to other states faces big hurdlesPortland Business Journal, May 2, 2018.

Legalised cannabis given a makeover as students flock to study itThe Telegraph, January 7, 2018.

Oregon’s top federal prosecutor reserving judgment on Sessions’ pot memo, Oregon Live, January 5, 2018.

Oregon’s US Attorney Suggests He Won’t Step Up Marijuana Enforcement, The Portland Mercury, January 4, 2018.

With Plans to Sell CBD Nationwide, Lucky’s Market Charts Legal Gray AreaLeafly, October 11, 2017.

Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market,, August 21, 2017.

Two for tea: Portland’s Bud Brothers finds a niche, Portland Business Journal, June 30th, 2017.

20 Years On, Oregon Still Imposes Strict Limits On Medical Claims For Marijuana, Oregon Public Broadcasting, May 23, 2017.

Indian tribes fear Trump will be a buzzkill for their marijuana businessIdaho Statesman, April 26, 2017.

Do Farmers Have a Legal Right to Grow Cannabis?, Leafly, December 22, 2016.

Why did Marijuana Control Board deny this company a license? Alaska Journal of Commerce, November 10, 2016.

Why Hemp and Marijuana Farmers Had a Messy Breakup—And What Happens Now, Willamette Week, November 8, 2016.

Oregon Gov. Signs Cannabis Bank Protection BillCannabis Dispensary, April 7, 2016

Canna Law Blog, Contributing Writer, 2015 – Present; Managing Editor and Publisher, 2017 – Present.

Psychedelics Law Blog, Contributing Writer, Managing Editor and Publisher, 2021 – Present.

Cannabis Seed Importation Carries CBP Enforcement Risks, Law360, July 5, 2023.

Psychedelic Rx: Legal Battles Aim to Expand Patients’ Access to Psilocybin and Other Hallucinogens, American Bar Association Journal, 2022.

Cannabis Securities Litigation, Seton Hall Legislative Journal, 2022.

Microdosing at Work: Business and Legal Implications, Harvard Law School, Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health, April 8, 2022.

Psychedelics 2021 Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2022, Practical Law, January 31, 2022.

Puff, Puff, Tax: Internal Revenue Code Section 208E Penalizes State-Sanctioned Marijuana Companies And Undermines The Ability To Pay Principle, Villanova Law Review, 2021.

Why Was Early Therapeutic Research on Psychedelic Drugs Abandoned?, Psychological Medicine, Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Cannabis Banking: What Marijuana Can Learn from Hemp, Boston University Law Review, 2021.

It’s (Not) Just a Plant: Landscapes of Legalized Cannabis in Oregon’s Rogue River Valley, University of Arizona School of Geography, Development, and Environment, 2021.

Letter from Senators Warren and Booker calling for the decriminalization of cannabis, October 6, 2021.

Federal Courts Are Trending Against Cannabis Contracts, Law360, September 24, 2020.

Preventing Industry Abuse of Cannabis Equity Programs, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 2020.

Developments in Interstate Compact Law and Practice, American Bar Association, 2020.

Politics and Finite Flexibilities: The UN Drug Control Conventions and Their Future Development, American Journal of International Law, 2020.

I Was Gonna Get a Job, But Then I Got High: An Examination of Cannabis and Employment in the Port-Baratu Regime,  Boston University Law Review, 2019.

Up in Smoke: The Looming Insolvency of Oregon Marijuana Growers and the Case for Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Relief, University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2019.

Marriage Equality and a Lawyer’s Role in the Emergence of “New Rights”, Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, 2019.

A Tale of Two Countries: Does Canada’s Legalization of Cannabis Give it the First Mover Advantage in Franchising?, Franchise Law Journal, 2019.

Unrealistic Expectations: The Federal Government’s Unachievable Mandate for State Cannabis Regulation, Washington Law Review, 2018.

Dr. GreenThumb Goes to Washington: A Scientific Argument for the Legalization of Medical Marijuana, Seton Hall Cir. Review, 2017.

Legalizing Marijuana: A View from Among the Weeds, Hastings Law Journal, 2017.

Helmet to Helmet: The State of the National Football League’s Unsubstantiated Policies in Handling Player Use of Opioids and Marijuana, Mississippi Sports Law Review, 2017.

The Colors of Cannabis: Race and Marijuana, University of California Davis Law Review, 2016.

Ask a Pot Lawyer, The Portland Mercury, Featured Columnist, 2015-2018.

What (and Whom) State Marijuana Reformers Forgot: Crimmigration Law and Noncitizens, DePaul Journal for Social Justice, 2015.

Advise business owners on entity selection, structuring, capitalization and general operations.

Represent borrowers and lenders in equity, debt and hybrid transactions.

Represent companies and individuals in the purchase, sale, lease and securitization of real property.

Represent cannabis and psilocybin clients on regulatory compliance and controlled substances issues.

Represent clients in dispute resolution, up to litigation.

Perform expert witness services in state and federal courts regarding attorney standard of care, regulatory questions and common industry practices.

Represent dozens of buyers and sellers in business mergers and acquisitions.

Advise privately held businesses, banks and credit unions on trademark and intellectual property issues.

Represent cannabis clients on general business operations, including regulatory compliance, contracts and real property issues.

Represent entertainment and music industry clients on performance, licensing, publishing and distribution agreements.

Advise business owners on entity selection, liability protection and a wide variety of business agreements.

Islands Tanning & MedSpa MC, LLC v. Islands Tanning and Med Spa, Inc.: Represented franchisee in seven-day jury trial, alleging violation of franchise laws, unlawful business trade practices, fraud, breach of contract, interference with business relations, and intentional infliction of emotional distress; successfully prosecuted claims against franchisor and prevailed on all counts.

Stuart L. Bailey and Christalle Anne Ezelle v. Spectrum Construction Pacific LTD: Represented plaintiff homeowner and third party defendant Umpqua Bank. Prevailed on summary judgment, resulting in dismissal of wrongful attempt by contractor to foreclose construction lien.

Alfieri v. Solomon: Wrote briefs to Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court in pending case, arguing that the mediation confidentiality provisions of ORS 36.220-36.238, do not shield attorneys in legal malpractice actions arising out of an attorney’s conduct at mediation.

USA’s Top 10 Cannabis Lawyers, Business Today Lawyer Awards 2023

Top 200 Global Psychedelic Lawyers and Policy & Regulatory Experts (2023 – 2nd edition)

Recognized in Chambers USA (2023)

Top 200 Global Psychedelic Lawyers and Policy & Regulatory Experts (2022-2023)

Top 200 Global Psychedelic Lawyers and Policy & Regulatory Experts (2021-2022)

Recognized in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

“Rising Star” Lawyer, Super Lawyers (2018-2020)

Cornelius Honor Society

Moot Court Honor Society

Oregon State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Executive Committee (2014 – 2016)

Mentor, Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Hollywood Theatre Board of Directors

Canoeing, hiking, surfing, snowshoeing, film, photography, literature and travel.

  • Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.)
  • Minnesota State University (B.A.)
  • Oregon State Bar (2010)
  • Multnomah County Bar (2010)
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon (2012)
  • Spanish (Proficient)