Ben Pirie JD ’12
Ben Pirie JD ’12, who is part of the Lane Powell cannabis team, has been elected to the executive committee of Oregon State Bar’s Cannabis Law Section. Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate and regulatory legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, negotiating complex contracts, and corporate governance, as well as regulatory compliance in the emerging cannabis and hemp industries. The Cannabis Law Section seeks to educate and promote cannabis law among Oregon lawyers and judges, and serves as a resource for lawyers who monitor federal enforcement activities and defend against federal government interference in a state’s lawful cannabis activities.
Ben Pirie JD ’12 has joined Lane Powell as an associate on the firm’s cannabis team. Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate needs. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients as they reach toward their goals in one of the most dynamic and fraught industries in the world. Pirie brings his experience as in-house counsel for a Fortune 1000 company in Portland to bear on Oregon’s emerging cannabis industry, where he advises clients on business transactions, contracts, entity formation and management, securities compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, state and local administrative law, and employment matters. Results-oriented and responsive, Pirie has helped clients from labs to retailers on their terms and timelines to get and keep every type of recreational-marijuana license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. In addition to advising clients, Pirie is active in engaging with state and local governments in order to ensure common-sense, business-friendly regulation of the marijuana industry.