Eric Kirkland – Cannabis Attorney

Cannabis Attorney

Eric Kirkland is a cannabis attorney that represents fast-growing companies in the US and Canada as well as private equity funds in the emerging cannabis space including marijuana and the hemp/CBD industries. As an attorney, he provides a broad array of legal services with a focus on corporate structure, private offerings, secured debt financing, and tax matters. He has been the lead attorney on over $260 million in private offerings for cannabis companies since May of 2016. He also handles licensing agreements, equity incentive plans, and other legal issues that fast-growing businesses face as they expand. He assists companies through the arduous permitting and licensing process, appears at city council hearings, and guides businesses through the many pitfalls that besiege many early-stage cannabis companies.

Eric Kirkland started his career as an accountant. He is proficient in preparing financial projections and operational models as well as taking companies through certified public audits and 280E IRS tax audits.

Speaking Engagements as a Cannabis Attorney
Taught business law classes at UCLA’s MBA program.
Cannabis Attorney Speaking engagements include:
Institutional Investor Day at MJBiz Investor Conference in Las Vegas in October 2018.
Single Family Office Association Cannabis Summit in Boulder in June 2018.
PLAC (Formerly the Products Liability Advisory Council) in New Orleans in May 2019.
Perrin Emerging Legal Trends in the Cannabis Industry Conference in San Francisco in June 2019.
Various investment banking/venture capital groups in 2018 and 2019 as a cannabis attorney working in the cannabis industry.


Mr. Kirkland graduated from David Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and from Pepperdine School of Law in 1990. Mr. Kirkland was the winner of the Best Petitioners Brief and overall winner of the Vincent Dalismer Moot Court Competition before Supreme Court Justice Byron White and Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Malcolm Lucas that was televised many times on C-Span. Mr. Kirkland was also a Simi-Finalist of the Fall Individual Advocacy Tournament, recipient of two American Jurisprudence Awards and received the highest grade in his first-year research and writing class.  Mr. Kirkland was also elected Treasurer of the student body of his law school class. While in College, Mr. Kirkland was a bodybuilding enthusiast winning nine titles including the Collegiate USA Bodybuilding Championships in 1986.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Kirkland is admitted to practice in the state of California, the Federal Ninth Circuit Appellate Courts, and is a member of the California Bar Association.

Cannabis attorney associations and cannabis attorney networking events in the Los Angeles area.  Cannabis attorney for marijuana and hemp industries.

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