Partner, Cannabis Industry Group Lead
Holland & Hart LLP
A leading cannabis-focused lawyer, Rachel helps clients nationwide proactively plan and implement strategies to capitalize on strategic business opportunities. Leveraging more than a decade of experience in the cannabis industry, Rachel guides clients to establish, expand, and protect profitable businesses in a rapidly-evolving legal, regulatory, and financial environment. From years of interacting with regulators and taxing authorities, Rachel knows how state and local provisions will be applied in practice and what clients can anticipate at every step of the licensing process and beyond. She vigorously protects clients' interests in tax audits and deficiency assessments at the state and local level, as well as IRC §280E adjustments. Rachel also serves as an expert witness on legal and regulatory issues involving hemp, marijuana, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Additionally, Rachel is an Adjunct Professor of Cannabis Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.