Dan Garfield is a leading marijuana industry business lawyer. Dan represents individuals and businesses in all types of matters and transactions from the start-up stage to exit. He represents owners of dispensaries and cultivation facilities, investors, landlords, lenders, trimmers, oil extractors, edibles manufacturers, testing laboratories, and ancillary businesses such as social media companies, consultants, and suppliers. His experience includes entity formation and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, licensing, contract negotiation and drafting, and corporate governance and joint ventures, among other legal matters involving marijuana businesses.
Distressed financial situations and loan workouts are also part of Dan’s practice. Dan assists corporate debtors, lenders, trustees, creditor committees, and investors, both in and out of bankruptcy court.
Dan also litigates marijuana cases and was counsel for the debtors in In re Arenas in front of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The debtors grew and sold plants as caregivers to medical marijuana patients and were landlords for a retail dispensary and sought bankruptcy protection when they were unable to pay their debts.
Dan received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995 and his B.A, from Swarthmore College in 1989. He is a former board member and past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and was a member of TMA Global’s Executive Board and Board of Trustees in 2015.
Dan was named a Top Lawyer for marijuana law in 2016 by 5280 Magazine.