I have already put in the legwork in the cannabis industry. I can answer my clients' questions much more quickly and efficiently than others who do not have that deep background. For financiers and investors considering entering the marijuana market, my experience in this area is a real value-add. Keeping up-to-date on new laws and regulatory priorities is key as my clients are under a microscope, and that’s not going away any time soon.
Perry Salzhauer is a corporate transactions attorney who advises clients in emerging markets, especially in the cannabis and psilocybin industry. His years advising public and private entities on business processes as well as securities and environmental compliance give him a rare, detailed perspective on the emerging cannabis space.
Clients including cannabis, hemp, and CBD-related businesses, such as business owners and operators, investors, banks, and financial institutions, as well as industry and trade organizations trust Perry to guide them through this nuanced legal territory. They all appreciate his knowledge on a broad range of legal and business aspects related to cannabis and psilocybin. He understands the regulations and the interplay of the state-legal and federally illegal markets. With experience counseling large corporations, he places a premium on the client relationship, getting to know their specific short and long-term goals and customizing a strategy to meet those ends.
With a background representing large corporations in significant transactions including securitized transactions, Perry is as comfortable addressing boards of Fortune 50 companies as he is with a start-up retailer. When a national or international company is considering entering these emerging industries, his sophistication and experience gives his clients a sense of security, especially when it comes to decision-making. He understands their chief concerns: How does this impact our affiliates and my fiduciary obligations? What are the considerations regarding operations for high-THC vs. low-THC products? How will we turn this endeavor into shareholder profit – while avoiding the potential for blowback?
Before joining McGlinchey, Perry co-founded Green Light Law Group and helped launch several marijuana companies, brands, and projects. Perry has served as outside and in-house counsel to various companies, investors, and government agencies. He began his legal career as a Corporate Securities and Transactions attorney with an AmLaw 200 firm in Washington, DC.
Perry’s environmental experience has focused on land-use and sustainability issues related to project design, siting, and development.