Denver’s 5280 Magazine Names Husch Blackwell's Levine Top Cannabis Business Lawyer

DENVER--()--Husch Blackwell lawyer Steve Levine was recognized by 5280 magazine as a top lawyer in the area of Marijuana Law, the second consecutive year he has earned that distinction.

A member of the firm’s Food and Agribusiness group, Levine has represented clients in the cannabis industry since 2010 on matters ranging from corporate law, financing and real estate transactions to state and federal regulations pertaining to medical and recreational use of cannabis.

Earlier this year, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) elected Levine to its NCIA Policy Council, a body comprised of industry leaders selected by NCIA’s Board of Directors and that plays a critical role in the development of cannabis policy at the federal level, including the areas of tax policy, the classification of cannabis, advertising and marketing, and the broad range of regulatory issues that will arise at the federal level in the coming years due to nationwide efforts toward marijuana legalization.

About Husch Blackwell’s Cannabis Practice

Husch Blackwell counsels clients on a variety of cannabis-industry transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings (public and private), debt and equity financings, and corporate restructurings. The firm also provides ongoing sophisticated legal advice regarding regulatory issues, intellectual property, tax, employment and other general corporate issues. Representative clients in the cannabis industry include medical and retail centers, medical and retail cultivations, manufacturers of infused products, testing facilities, marijuana technology companies, industrial hemp farms, landlords, private equity funds, credit unions and security companies.

About Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with locations in 18 U.S. cities. The firm represents national and global leaders in major industries including energy and natural resources; financial services and capital markets; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and education; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation. For more information, visit


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