Nadav Aschner has spent his career helping clients navigate through Colorado’s shifting cannabis landscape, and he specializes in regulatory compliance, business transactions, and licensing matters. Mr. Aschner represents individuals and businesses of all kinds in the cannabis industry, including stores, cultivation facilities, edibles manufacturers, landlords, lenders, consultants, security companies, and other businesses ancillary to cannabis.

In addition to being one of Colorado’s leading cannabis attorneys, Mr. Aschner regularly negotiates and drafts complex legal transactions. His experience includes entity formation and restructuring, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and corporate governance, real estate transactions, and intellectual property. Mr. Aschner also has extensive trial experience and chairs the firm’s litigation department.

Throughout his career, Mr. Aschner has assisted more than 100 companies obtain business licenses in jurisdictions throughout the country. He has negotiated and drafted transaction documents for mergers and acquisitions of businesses with aggregate transaction values of over $35 million, helped dozens of businesses raise capital in accordance with state regulations, represented one of the state’s largest cannabis businesses in a complex corporate restructuring, assisted multiple edibles companies in negotiating and drafting intellectual property licensing agreements to market their brands throughout the United States, secured state and federal trademarks for clients, and help dozens of clients resolve state and municipal administrative enforcement actions.

Mr. Aschner is barred in Colorado and expects to soon be barred in New York. He has represented clients of all sizes across the globe, including Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, California, Canada, and Israel.

Mr. Aschner is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In his free time, Nadav is an avid rock climber, skier, concert goer, and soccer player. Whenever he can, he likes to escape the city and spend long weekends exploring the Colorado wilderness with his dog, Yona.


 

Nadav Aschner

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Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Colorado State Bar
  • Member, United States Bar
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Cannabis Law Section
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
  • 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Education

  • JD – University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013.
  • International Law Certificate Program – University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013.
  • BA – Vanderbilt University, 2010.

Admissions

  • Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2013

Positions Held

  • Associate Attorney – McAllister Garfield, P.C.

Publications

  • “Drifting into New Legal Territory” Hemp Grower (2020)
  • “CBD Marketing Do’s & Don’ts” Hemp Grower (2020)