Join us for an interactive discussion regarding the financing and legislation efforts in the cannabis industry being led by two of the top professionals in this multi-billion-dollar market.
Special Guest Speakers include:
Gerry Greenspoon & Scott Greiper
As of November 8th, twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. have currently legalized cannabis and medical marijuana in some form. With a $5.7 billion adult use and medicinal cannabis market, the growing investments, returns and value this industry represents both medically and culturally are undeniable. In a world filled with challenges to maintain consumer interest and sales, this is one of the few markets with close to continuous 100% product sales. Join Greenspoon Marder co-managing director, Gerry Greenspoon, and President of Viridian Capital Advisors, Scott Greiper, to discuss the insider’s view on the challenges in financing and legislation in the cannabis industry. Learn about the opportunities for investors, growers, processors and dispensaries of the future.
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Registration and Cocktail Reception
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Presentation
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About our Speakers
Gerald (Gerry) Greenspoon
Known as a visionary, Gerald (Gerry) Greenspoon co-founded Greenspoon Marder in 1981 with a handshake over a kitchen table with partner Michael Marder. Today, the firm has over 200 attorneys practicing in more than 60 areas of law, plus over 600 staff, in 20 offices throughout the United States. While the firm offers a wide range of services, Mr. Greenspoon has gained national attention for himself and Greenspoon Marder for his work in the areas of real estate development, resort and timeshare development, condominium conversions, and finance and transactions. He works closely with developers and investors of some of the largest developments in Florida and throughout the United States, offering not only legal advice but also keen insight into the industry and access to invaluable resources.
Mr. Greenspoon is a member of The Florida Bar in the Sections of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law; the American Bar Association in the Sections of Taxation, Real Property, and Economics; the American Bar Association as Legal Advisory Technology Council; and of the Province of Quebec in the Section on Taxation.
Mr. Greenspoon has been consistently recognized for more than 30 years as a “Leading Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America as published in U.S. News and World Report, Super Lawyers and The South Florida Legal Guide amongst many more. In addition, he has been recognized amongst South Florida’s top business leaders as an inductee into the Business Hall of Fame sponsored by Junior Achievement of South Florida. The South Florida Business Journal has honored Mr. Greenspoon with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received a Key Partner Award and Diamond Award, and Business Leader Magazine previously named him one of the “Top 50 Entrepreneurs”. For his full bio, click HERE.
Mr. Greiper has had a highly successful 30-year career on Wall Street and in his own businesses, with a focus on helping to back and build emerging growth companies. He is the Founder and President of Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC, a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the medicinal and legal cannabis market. Viridian provides market intelligence, investment banking, and corporate development services to emerging growth companies in the cannabis sector. Its banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, provides capital and M&A to fund the growth of Viridian's clients, while its advisory practice helps to position and build their businesses. Leveraging the team’s decades of high level operating and transactional experience on Wall Street and in the commercial and government sectors, Viridian provides comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential.
Scott has been involved in raising more than $400 million in capital for emerging growth companies and has completed a range of M&A transactions. He attended the Executive MBA program at Columbia University and received his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.