Tracy Ahr is a shareholder in the Albuquerque law firm of Ahr Law Offices PC. She is a frequent speaker on the unique taxation issues faced by companies and enterprises involved in the sale and distribution of marijuana, and marijuana related products and services. Ms. Ahr has practiced law in the areas of tax and tax planning, and has designed and drafted employee benefits and Native American Tribal benefits for 28 years. She also handles business entity formation and tax matters for private companies and estate planning for individuals. Since 2006, Ms. Ahr has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (tax law, tax litigation and employee benefits law). For the last three years Ahr Law Offices PC, has been identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of New Mexico's best law firms. She earned her B.U.S., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico; and her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida.
Yolanda R Gallegos commenced her legal career as a fellow at Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Public Representation. She was one of only three fellows selected in a nationwide search for the paid fellowship. That same year, the D.C. Bar selected her for its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award. From Georgetown, Ms. Gallegos worked in private practice and developed an expertise in higher education law. The first ten years after law school, she practiced in Washington, D.C., and served as the president of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia in 1997. In 1998, Ms. Gallegos established her law firm, Gallegos Legal Group, and continued representing colleges and universities. She has represented private sector schools throughout the country for 30 years. Her practice focuses on guiding postsecondary schools through critical events such as governmental and accreditor investigations, corporate expansion and downsizing, and operational adjustments required in response to regulatory changes. Ms. Gallegos has served as an expert witness in federal and state courts on matters related to the regulation of student financial aid and is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of regulatory topics affecting higher education, including her chapter on the Violence Against Woman Act regulations, which was published by Thomson Reuters in its book, Emerging Issues in College and University Security. She has successfully defended dozens of institutions in program reviews and audits before the U.S. Department of Education and she has extensive experience in accreditation and state licensing. Ms. Gallegos received her J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and her LL.M. degree in advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the District of Columbia, New Mexico, and Illinois bars.
Brian J Pezzillo is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of medical and recreational marijuana, construction law and litigation and appeals. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Arizona, Colorado and before the U.S. District Court, districts of Nevada and New Mexico; and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th and 11th circuits. Mr. Pezzillo is a member of State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of New Mexico, American Bar Association and Clark County Bar Association. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association and the State Bar of Nevada's Fee Dispute Committee, as well as serving as a non-public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and as a member of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Panel. Mr. Pezzillo is also accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is also a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) and has been listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, and a Best Lawyer in America. Mr. Pezzillo earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a Graduate Certificate from Drexel University in Privacy and Cybersecurity.
Travis W Story is an attorney with Story Law Firm, PLLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His practice areas include criminal law, civil litigation, property law, church law, wills & trusts, adoption, IP law, election law, and non-profit law. He received his B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and his J.D. degree from Liberty University.