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BRUCE T. ANDERSEN is the principal of Andersen CPA, located in Woodland Hills, California. He has been providing business consulting, tax services and accounting services for over 30 years. Mr. Andersen is a certified public accountant. He has taught management science and information systems at California State University in Bakersfield. For the last 12 years, he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Phoenix School of Business. Mr. Andersen is a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University, his M.S.B.A. degree from Boston University, his M.B.A. degree from California State University in Bakersfield, and his M.S. degree (taxation) from Golden Gate University. He started a practice division last year in California to cater to the cannabis market named California Business Developers, LLC. (www.CaliforniaBusinessDevelopers.com). His primary firm domain is www.AndersenCPA.com. Mr. Andersen can be reached at Bruce@AndersenCPA.com.
ARIEL CLARK is a founding attorney with Clark Neubert LLP, and is one of California's best-known and longest-serving cannabis business attorneys. Ms. Clark helps clients execute complex political strategies, obtain licenses, set up proper business structures, and interface with local and state officials across hundreds of jurisdictions. She founded and serves as chair of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force. Against considerable odds, the task force was instrumental in the passage of Measure M, authorizing the creation of a legal, regulated industry in LA. Ms. Clark is an active member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, State Bar of California, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She serves on the board of California NORML, the Policy Committee of the California Growers Association, and is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and the California Cannabis Industry Association. Prior to founding Clark Neubert LLP, she captained her own solo firm, which she started after practicing with California Indian Legal Services in Oakland, Santa Rosa, and Eureka. Ms. Clark earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan and her J.D. degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
LANCE ROGERS is the principal with the Law Offices of Lance Rogers in San Diego, California. As a part of his regulatory compliance practice, he currently represents many of the leading cannabis companies in California, including retailers, manufacturers, and agriculture ventures. Mr. Rogers has litigated a wide array of matters related to cannabis, including criminal defense, regulatory violations, land use/zoning, complex business litigation and partnership, and dispute matters. He attained the first dispensary license in Southern California through the county of San Diego. Mr. Rogers has written extensively about the cannabis industry and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences across the United States. He served as general counsel for the California Cannabis Industry Association, a state industry group he helped to form. Mr. Rogers earned his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law, and his B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego.
KIMBERLY R. SIMMS is the founding attorney of the Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms, which she opened immediately after law school focusing on the legal and political needs of the medical marijuana community. In her law practice, she has fought relentlessly for patients' rights, negotiated with government officials to craft reasonable and effective regulations that allow for safe access, litigated complex land use and zoning cases, and advised hundreds of medical cannabis entrepreneurs. Ms. Simms serves as co-founder for the San Diego Chapter of Women Grow and is an active member of San Diego's political community and serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Leadership Alliance. She is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, California State Bar, Lawyers Club of San Diego, California NORML, American's For Safe Access, National Cannabis Industry Association and the National Cannabis Bar Association. Ms. Simms earned her J.D. degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
JENNIFER P. SUBERLAK is an attorney with the law firm of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC, where her practice focuses on employment and labor counseling and litigation. Ms. Suberlak helps employers manage the day-to-day issues arising in the employment context, craft and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance, and navigate the litigation process. She also provides harassment prevention training for California employers. Ms. Suberlak is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management, the SDHR Forum and the State Bar of California. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles and her J.D. degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.
S. EDWARD WICKER is the founder of E. Wicker Law Office in San Diego. Mr. Wicker provides legal services to individuals, legal representation for persons accused of crimes (both misdemeanors and felonies), cannabis businesses, nonprofit collectives, and for-profit LLCs and corporations. The network of attorneys and other professionals working with E. Wicker Law Office provide guidance through the complicated web of federal, state and local regulations affecting the legal marijuana industry. In addition to the formation of new businesses, their network resources have expertise in acquiring local permits, building business plans, financial agreements, licensing and solving the many challenges of a rapidly expanding yet pioneering industry. Mr. Wicker is a member of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the NORML Legal Committee, San Diego NORML and other activist groups. He earned his B.A. degree from California State University - Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from Whittier Law School.