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Ryan Lowther Named a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

October 4, 2018 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO (October 4, 2018): Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that Ryan Lowther has been named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Cannabis Law Trailblazers. The publication features 43 lawyers nationwide who are shaping the rapidly changing cannabis industry. Lowther is a business transactions partner at Farella and chairs the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. Read Lowther’s Trailblazer profile, here

Lowther has a broad-based general business practice that assists early stage and mature companies in all industries meet their corporate, securities, financing and operational needs. He has extensive experience leading merger and acquisition transactions and working with investors in evaluating investment opportunities. He represents all players in the cannabis industry, including cultivators, retailers, manufacturers and investors, in starting, funding and growing their businesses and addressing the significant legal and regulatory hurdles faced by businesses in this industry. Lowther is a founding member and serves as chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Cannabis Law Committee. 

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients like our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. The attorneys in each practice group work cohesively in interdisciplinary teams to advance the clients’ objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.  

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Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]
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