Two Greenberg Glusker Attorneys Recognized in the Daily Journal's "Top Cannabis Lawyers" List

July 20, 2022Press Release
Daily Journal

Priya Sopori, co-chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Cannabis Industry Group, and Cannabis Counsel, Michelle Mabugat, were recognized in the Daily Journal's "Top Cannabis Lawyers" list. The publication recognizes attorneys who are influential leaders of the cannabis industry.

Priya Sopori is a litigation partner and founder and co-chair of Greenberg Glusker's cannabis industry group. Priya often acts as outside general counsel to cannabis clients by providing guidance on employment, contractual, real estate, and intellectual property matters as well as assisting with regulatory compliance concerns, including agency and/or government investigations. Priya has successfully litigated the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash by the government and successfully negotiated settlements in favor of her clients. She has also successfully negotiated favorable settlements in several trademark litigation matters, thereby protecting cannabis brands. Together with her clients, she has been on the vanguard of the battle against unlicensed cannabis shops and counterfeit cannabis products, sending countless cease and desist letters to protect her clients’ brands.

Michelle A. Mabugat is a corporate and transactional attorney representing entrepreneurs, start-ups and middle-market companies. Michelle has special industry expertise in commercial cannabis and industrial hemp and has over a decade of experience handling cannabis and hemp-related matters. With her significant industry and regulatory experience, Michelle has become the go-to lawyer for handling high-stakes cannabis matters. Seasoned in crisis management, Michelle regularly appears before state and local regulatory agencies to defend clients in enforcement actions and administrative hearings.