Moye White Partner Among Leading Cannabis Attorneys Nationwide

(Denver, Colo., October 1, 2018) - Moye White is pleased to announce that litigation vice-chair Dean Richardson has been named to The National Law Journal's inaugural list of 39 Cannabis Trailblazers. The Cannabis Trailblazers award honors attorneys “that shape the fast-growing industry and are involved in all areas of cannabis law, from helping regulate the market to providing licensing to new companies.”

Dean was among the first Colorado attorneys to enter the business litigation side of cannabis law, and today, with the state now a hub for the industry, he remains at the forefront.

Dean’s cannabis legal work dates back to the summer of 2013 when Colorado was still half a year away from legalizing cannabis recreationally – a law change that prompted a surge in the need for cannabis business litigation attorneys. Dean had long specialized in business litigation, and his first cannabis client was a business owner in an ownership dispute. Dean guided that medical marijuana client to a successful resolution, and he’s done the same for numerous business leaders in the cannabis industry ever since.

Dean’s background in complex business litigation is invaluable to his clients. His clients, by and large, are entrepreneurs, in what became a billion-dollar industry seemingly overnight. When clients start to field serious questions about operating agreements or taxes, they can find themselves in unfamiliar territory; this is when they call Dean. 

While many cannabis attorneys specialize in regulation and criminal defense, they often don’t understand the intricacies of business litigation like Dean. He has been a pioneer in cannabis law – from the beginning, and has set the tone for cannabis business litigation. 

“Dean was involved in Cannabis law before the floodgates opened and it became a major industry in our state. Since then, he’s proven that he’s not only a stellar attorney, but a great service provider for his clients,” said litigation chair, Paul Franke

 

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