Meritas: Podcast – Meritas World Tour: Cannabis Legalization in Costa Rica

Meritas: Podcast – Meritas World Tour: Cannabis Legalization in Costa Rica

Podcast – Meritas World Tour: Cannabis Legalization in Costa Rica

Podcast –  Meritas World Tour: Cannabis Legalization in Costa Rica

Podcast series where Mario Torres, lawyer at Meritas member firm BrazeauSeller and Co-Chair of Meritas’ Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis law group, interviews lawyers from around the world to learn more about how each jurisdiction is handling cannabis and marijuana legalization.

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Guest Speaker
Giancarlo Andreoli | BLP | San José, COSTA RICA 

Giancarlo Andreoli is a BLP Associate in the San José office, specializing in the practice areas Real Estate & Hospitality and Business Law. In Business Law he advises local and transnational companies in day-to-day matters, as well as in mergers and acquisitions, preparation and review of corporate contracts, and restructuring. In Real Estate & Hospitality he has participated in the development, structuring, financing and purchase and sale of real estate projects in the coastal and urban areas of Costa Rica.

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About Mario Torres
Mario is an active member of Brazeau Seller Law’s CannaLaw group. He has worked on several cannabis industry matters in Canada, including transactions involving licensed producers of cannabis under the Cannabis Act, licensing agreements, employment matters, and retail store licensing in Ontario. In addition, Mario has worked on transactions and operations in the cannabis sector in Latin America for Canadian clients. He is also a founder and Co-chair of the Meritas Latin America and Caribbean Regional Cannabis Practice Group.

About Monica Bonnett
Mónica Bonnett is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Intellectual Property. Her experience includes filing, prosecution and enforcing patents, industrial designs and utility models rights. Due to her experience, handling big patent portfolios from U.S., Asia and Europe, Monica is the person in charge of developing business relationships with international clients. She is also a founder and Co-chair of the Meritas Latin America and Caribbean Regional Cannabis Practice Group.

About Meritas
Meritas is a global alliance of independent, market-leading law firms that provides legal services to companies looking to effectively capture opportunities and solve issues anywhere in the world. Clients benefit from local knowledge, collective strength and new efficiencies when they work with Meritas law firms. The personal attention and care they experience is part of Meritas’ industry-first commitment to the utmost in quality of service and putting client priorities above all else. Founded in 1990, Meritas has member firms in 251 markets worldwide with over 8,000 dedicated, collaborative lawyers.

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Cannabis Law Journal – Editorial Board Members

Editor – Sean Hocking

Author Bios

Canada
Matt Maurer – Minden Gross
Jeff Hergot – Wildboer Dellelce LLP

Costa Rica
Tim Morales – The Cannabis Industry Association Costa Rica

Nicaragua
Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena

USA

General
Julie Godard
Carl L Rowley -Thompson Coburn LLP

Arizona
Jerry Chesler – Chesler Consulting

California
Ian Stewart – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Otis Felder – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Lance Rogers – Greenspoon Marder – San Diego
Jessica McElfresh -McElfresh Law – San Diego
Tracy Gallegos – Partner – Fox Rothschild

Colorado
Adam Detsky – Knight Nicastro
Dave Rodman – Dave Rodman Law Group
Peter Fendel – CMR Real Estate Network
Nate Reed – CMR Real Estate Network

Florida
Matthew Ginder – Greenspoon Marder
David C. Kotler – Cohen Kotler

Illinois
William Bogot – Fox Rothschild

Massachusetts
Valerio Romano, Attorney – VGR Law Firm, PC

Nevada
Neal Gidvani – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder
Phillip Silvestri – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder

Tracy Gallegos – Associate Fox Rothschild

New Jersey

Matthew G. Miller – MG Miller Intellectual Property Law LLC
Daniel T. McKillop – Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

New York
Gregory J. Ryan, Esq. Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Tim Nolen Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Oregon
Paul Loney & Kristie Cromwell – Loney Law Group
William Stewart – Half Baked Labs

Pennsylvania
Andrew B. Sacks – Managing Partner Sacks Weston Diamond
William Roark – Principal Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin
Joshua Horn – Partner Fox Rothschild

Washington DC
Teddy Eynon – Partner Fox Rothschild