Three Fox Attorneys Named Trailblazers in Cannabis Law by The National Law Journal

October 1, 2018 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that the National Law Journal has lauded Jennifer Benda, William Bogot and Joshua Horn as Trailblazers in Cannabis Law. The nationally recognized distinction is presented to attorneys who are paving the way in this new and rapidly developing industry.

Horn and Bogot, co-chairs of Fox’s nationwide Cannabis Law Practice, along with Benda, counsel growers, distributors, processors, investors and others, including suppliers of ancillary products and services, in corporate, regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and tax matters. More than 50 Fox attorneys skilled in various legal disciplines comprise the practice. All have long-standing experience solving legal challenges for clients operating in this highly regulated industry.

Benda, a seasoned tax attorney, skilled litigator and former Certified Public Accountant, handles complex tax and business problems for a diverse roster of clients in the cannabis industry. By combining a decade of working experience in accounting with years of tax planning advice and tax litigation, Benda delivers a rare depth of business strategy, pragmatism and efficiency to her clients.  Benda is a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association and speaks regularly on tax issues facing the cannabis industry. 

Bogot is well-versed in highly regulated industries. He has worked for all three branches of the Illinois government and in his cannabis practice, he advises on licensing, banking, regulatory issues, corporate matters, acquisitions and real estate. He is a member of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association and the National Cannabis Bar Association, and serves on the Editorial Board for the Cannabis Law Journal.  Bogot is a frequent speaker on cannabis law issues, and he regularly advises government agencies forming cannabis industry regulations. 

Horn, who also serves as co-chair of Fox’s Securities Industry Practice Groups, has spent most of his career in corporate and finance work and now brings that financial and regulatory acumen to his cannabis practice. Horn continues to be a sought-after authority on complex cannabis law issues and has advised Philadelphia City Council on the employment law challenges posed by Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program as chair of the employment subcommittee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee.  He is also a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and serves on the Editorial Board for the Cannabis Law Journal.

Responding to the needs of businesses in the legalized cannabis industry, the group publishes several valuable resources including a National Survey on Marijuana Laws and Regulations - a state-by-state survey of marijuana laws; a Cannabis Industry State Tax Guide; and “In the Weeds,” a blog that monitors developments in marijuana law and business, including regulatory framework.

*Please be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is a federal crime, and no legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. Please also note that we are not advising you regarding the federal, state or local tax consequences of engaging in any business in this industry.