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The lawyers in the Cannabis Law Group at Minden Gross LLP bring together broad experience in a variety of skill sets to offer cannabis industry stakeholders a complete range of legal services, from start-up, to management, to sale. We know the industry and the law and work in partnership with our clients to achieve creative and effective solutions for their business needs.

Brian Temins

Brian Temins

Brian is the Chair of Minden Gross LLP’s Business Law Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Brian specializes in assisting growth oriented owner-operated cannabis businesses with operations throughout North America by providing advice on day-to-day business matters as well as long-term strategic goals. 

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Whitney Abrams

Whitney Abrams

Whitney’s work focuses on providing regulatory advice and advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses in the North American market. She is a frequent contributor to Canada Cannabis Legal.

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Adam Perzow

Adam Perzow

Adam’s practice focuses primarily on commercial leasing transactions, including drafting and negotiating retail, office, and industrial leases and ancillary documents.  In particular, he has represented landlords with cannabis-related businesses as tenants. Adam is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading commercial leasing lawyers by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and represents some of the largest commercial landlords in the country. 

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Michael Horowitz

Michael Horowitz

Michael acts for landlords and tenants of all sizes, including national landlords and international retailers with locations across North America.  In addition to his commercial leasing practice, Michael also represents clients on real estate transactions, franchising, and various other commercial matters.  Michael is named as one of Canada’s most frequently recommended property leasing lawyers by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

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Samantha Prasad

Samantha Prasad

Samantha is a tax and business succession planning lawyer for operators and private corporations. Her practice focuses mainly on corporate, estate, and international tax planning. In addition to advising clients on various tax planning strategies, Samantha has particular experience in structuring and setting up cannabis operations in the most tax-efficient manner and developing corporate reorganization strategies to best suit a client’s needs.

Samantha’s clients vary from multi-national corporations to the family business owner/manager. As such, her practice is varied to include tax aspects of corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as comprehensive business succession planning and offshore and international corporate structures.

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Sasha Toten

Sasha Toten

Sasha’s work focuses on providing her clients with advice on all aspects of corporate law, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, lending, transactional, and regulatory compliance issues.  Sasha also sits on the Board of Directors of Young Women in Law and holds the officer positions of Secretary and Treasurer.

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Andrew Elbaz

Andrew Elbaz

Andrew’s practice focuses on securities and capital markets. He advises clients primarily on initial public offerings, private placements, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures in a variety of industries including cannabis. Andrew regularly acts for issuers based in Canada, the United States, and around the globe looking to access Canadian capital market opportunities and list on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the TSX Venture Exchange.

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