Cannabis Business Interviews: Robert Hoban: Clark Hill Member Attorney

Robert Hoban is a corporate and M&A attorney, who is a cannabis industry thought leader recognized around the world. He is a leader of Clark Hill’s AmLaw-leading Cannabis Industry Group. as well as a lead in GPS consulting and the GCNC industry group.  As the cannabis industry commercialized, Bob has been widely credited as one of the earliest of a  the class of lawyers now known as “cannabis attorneys.”

Regularly involved in assembling and structuring large-scale cannabis industry M&A transactions – over $1B in M&A activity since his entry into the cannabis sector over a dozen years ago, Bob has consistently been recognized as one of the most influential people in the global cannabis industry by a variety of organizations and publications over the course of the past dozen-plus years.

As an attorney, Bob is recognized nationwide by Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent® Rating), Superlawyers, as a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, and he has been consistently recognized as one of “Denver’s Top Cannabis Lawyers” for more than a decade. Mr. Hoban personally manages relationships with his Fortune 1000 clients, as well as numerous funds and government entities. He also represents leading companies in other emerging industries and technologies, such as legalized psychedelics.

In most cases, as outside general counsel, Mr. Hoban manages companies’ legal matters through relationships with other Clark Hill attorneys and coordinates representation for all legal issues, including corporate, litigation, immigration, employment, data privacy and cybersecurity, real estate, and intellectual property matters. He also attends Board meetings and Officer meetings, as well as maintains regular contact with clients regarding active and potential new matters.

As a cannabis industry expert, Mr. Hoban was recognized as one of the Top 42.0 influential cannabis industry pioneers by Forbes Magazine and has been featured in consecutive years as one of the most influential voices in the Latin American cannabis sector by The Business Year (2021-2022). In the past dozen+ years, Bob has received numerous awards for his leadership, policy, and market development efforts across the world.