Courtney Barnes | Feldman Legal Advisors, PLLC.
Courtney Barnes is an attorney, public speaker, and leading trailblazer in drug policy reform. Ms. Barnes serves as Counsel at Feldman Legal Advisors, a New York-based cannabis, and psychedelics business law firm where she specializes in advising clients on regulatory compliance and risk management in emerging industries.
Courtney also provides a variety of advisory services for the psychedelics ecosystem. She serves as Policy Advisor for the Mind Army, General Counsel for SPORE, and Advisory Board Member of Heroic Hearts Project, among others. She was a lead drafter of Denver’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative (the nation’s first successful voter-initiated psychedelic policy reform ordinance) and has significant experience drafting state and local policy relating to the decriminalization and regulation of cannabis and psychedelics. She is currently licensed to practice law in California, Colorado, and Texas.
David N. Feldman | Feldman Legal Advisors, PLLC.
David N. Feldman concentrates his law practice on corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general representation of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and private equity and venture capital firms. David has represented a wide range of clients in the legal cannabis and psychedelics industries since 2013. He provides guidance on private placements, public offerings, loan structuring and fund formation for cannabis companies, as well as corporate structuring advice and applications for grow, processing and dispensary licenses. He also advises on risk assessment issues for large, multinational businesses seeking to enter the cannabis industry.
The global guide Chambers & Partners ranked Mr. Feldman as a leading US attorney in cannabis law and one of only seven US lawyers in “band 1” for corporate and transactional work in the industry. In addition, the National Law Journal named him a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” and Business Insider named him as a top lawyer in the cannabis industry. He has also been listed for the last three years in the Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers published by Cannabis Law Digest. David is the former team lead of an AmLaw 100 firm’s 60-attorney Cannabis Industry Group.
David also advises emerging growth companies in a range of industries with regard to alternatives to traditional financing through initial public offerings and is considered an authority on public offerings through SEC Regulation A+. He published a book on that subject, called Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (John Wiley & Sons), in 2018. David has also published The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Growth Success (2013) and the award-winning Reverse Mergers and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (First Edition 2006, Second Edition 2009).