Despite Challenges, Significant Opportunities Exist for Informed Cannabis Investors
By Bradley Thomas Giordano, Partner, and Natalie Rowles, Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP & Arun Kurichety, COO/General Counsel, Petalfast Inc.; Founder, Kurichety Law PC
It should come as no surprise that cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. In spite of the current federal illegality of cannabis,1 the numbers indicate that it is only a matter of time before cannabis’s status as a Schedule I controlled substance under...
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Arun Kurichety is COO/general counsel to Petalfast Inc., a sales and marketing agency for the cannabis industry, and a partner of Kurichety Law PC, a corporate transactional law firm specializing in cannabis. With more than 15 years of corporate transactional/restructuring experience with a focus on the cannabis/CBD industry, he has advised numerous cannabis companies, from start-ups to publicly traded companies. Highly regarded for his capital markets and debt restructuring knowledge, Kurichety regularly advises on corporate governance, compliance, and regulatory matters.
Natalie A. Rowles is an associate at McDermott Will & Emery, where she focuses her practice on restructuring and insolvency matters and represents debtors, official committees, and other creditors in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and commercial disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Rowles clerked for the Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Brad Giordano is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where he represents lenders, debtors, equity sponsors, creditors, and strategic investors in all aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings. In addition, he advises credit and private equity fund clients in connection with strategic acquisitions or dispositions of distressed assets. Giordano’s restructuring experience includes complex multijurisdictional and cross-border matters spanning multiple heavily regulated industries, including, among others, healthcare, food and beverage, and life sciences.