Michelle Mabugat Named Cannabis Industry Group Co-ChairMarch 8, 2023 – Press Release
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 6, 2023 – Michelle Mabugat, recently named a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and a “Top Cannabis Lawyer” by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, will co-chair, alongside Priya Sopori, leading cannabis law firm Greenberg Glusker’s Cannabis Industry Group.
With over a decade of experience handling cannabis and hemp-related matters, Michelle has a reputation for helping cutting-edge companies thrive in the highly-regulated cannabis industry. Her extensive experience in handling significant transactions, whether a merger, acquisition, capital raise, joint venture or licensing deal, combined with her bold approach to business strategy, allows her to creatively and effectively close the most complex deals. She also provides pro bono counsel for the Cannabis Equity Retailers Association and to low-income applicants who qualify for the Los Angeles Cannabis Social Equity Program.
Michelle is consistently recognized as a thought leader in the cannabis space and is on Law360’s Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board. She is an Executive Committee Member for the Primerus Cannabis Practice Group; a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee Member for the Association for Corporate Growth - Los Angeles Chapter (ACG-LA); the Lead Member of the Policy Subcommittee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Cannabis Section; and an Amicus Committee Member for the International Cannabis Bar Association.
She previously served as a Legislative Advocacy Committee Member for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; a Cannabis Law & Policy Committee Member for the American Bar Association; and a Drafting Committee Member for the Minority Cannabis Business Association.
Greenberg Glusker is a pioneering law firm within the cannabis industry, handling corporate, M&A, litigation, taxation, intellectual property, and policy and regulation matters for its high profile clients. The firm handles ground-breaking licensing deals, acts as general counsel to leading plant-touching and non-plant-touching companies, has prevailed in trailblazing cannabis-related litigation, advises cannabis-related businesses on tax-related issues, advises landlords on how to minimize the risks of having cannabis-related tenants, and helps cannabis operators throughout the supply chain obtain state and local licenses.