Our Team

Ariel Clark

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

Nicole Howell Neubert

Managing Partner Nicole Howell Neubert is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys. She is sought after by operators and investors for her expertise in advising hundreds of successful cannabis operators through the corporate, transactional, and regulatory dynamics of California’s... Read More

Joanna Hossack

Regulatory, Supply Chain, Industrial Hemp & CBD Joanna is a leading regulatory attorney deftly advising cannabis businesses and aspiring industrial hemp producers across the state, from Humboldt County to the Bay Area, the Central Coast and the greater Los Angeles area. With a focus on... Read More

Jay Purcell

Corporate, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Jay Purcell is a corporate and securities lawyer who represents California’s cultivators, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, and the investors who back them. Between the strength of his training in Silicon Valley and the deal volume of Clark Neubert’s practice,... Read More

Nicole Laggner

Regulatory, Supply Chain, Corporate Nicole Laggner focuses her practice on supply chain transactions, regulatory compliance, corporate and intellectual property transactions, and local and state permitting and licensing matters. She regularly assists clients with business formation and transactional matters, including business-to-business (B2B) contracts, equity and loan... Read More

Taylor W. Margot

Corporate, Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions Taylor is a corporate and securities lawyer who’s experience lies at the intersection of economics, corporate transactions and deal strategy. With significant experience advising startups, both cannabis and technology companies, Taylor guides clients and their businesses throughout the corporate lifecycle,... Read More

Heather J. Kirlin

Corporate, Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions Heather brings to Clark Neubert over 15 years of experience representing companies in all stages of their life cycles, from formation to exit. She advises clients on a broad range of business transactions, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, debt... Read More

Andrew S. Collins

Corporate, Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions Andrew is a corporate and securities attorney with a practice focusing on negotiating and drafting agreements for partnerships, financing transactions and acquisitions in the cannabis industry.  Prior to joining Clark Neubert, Andrew worked as a corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini... Read More

Molly Ryan

Molly is the captain of the helm for Clark Neubert operations. With a decade of experience as an assistant at the executive level, Molly expertly manages all integral administrative and billing operations for the firm while providing project and scheduling support to our attorney team.... Read More