Our Team

Ariel Clark

Ariel Clark is one of California’s best known and longest-serving cannabis business attorneys. In 2008, when the idea of a cannabis business law was often considered an oxymoron, she dedicated her practice to this emerging industry—foresight that was recognized in 2017 by Rolling Stone which... Read More

Nicole Howell Neubert

Nicole Howell Neubert is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys. Her experience advising hundreds of successful cannabis operators through the corporate, transactional, and regulatory dynamics of California’s complex market illustrates her dexterity across legal and strategic arenas.  Nicole’s incisive,... Read More

Joanna Hossack

Based in Sacramento and San Francisco,  cannabis business attorney Joanna Hossack is a leading expert in California’s recently passed Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and the evolving regulatory processes. With a specific focus on entity formation and local policies throughout California,... Read More

Jay Purcell
Senior Associate

Jay Purcell is a corporate and securities lawyer who graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2011. His practice focuses on negotiating and drafting partnership, financing and merger/acquisition agreements for cannabis businesses. In a rapidly-changing legal environment, Jay’s goal is providing the most accurate... Read More

Nicole Laggner

Nicole Laggner began her legal career by clerking in the Fourth Circuit for the Honorable Samuel L. Wilson, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.  After completion of her clerkship, Nicole went on to practice at worldwide law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton,... Read More

Molly Ryan
Executive Assistant
& Office Manager

For most clients and colleagues, Molly Ryan is the first point of contact with Clark Neubert LLP.  With many years of experience as an assistant at the executive level, Molly expertly assesses client needs, coordinates client onboarding, scheduling, and efficiently manages all integral administrative functions... Read More