Garrett O. Graff
Senior Attorney

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Garrett Graff is a Senior Attorney at Hoban Law Group, nationally recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal. He specializes in representation of both the marijuana and industrial hemp industries. Garrett's practice involves corporate and M&A, real estate, regulatory/compliance, FDA/FTC compliance, intellectual property protection, and civil and commercial litigation. Garrett regularly counsels clients regarding corporate formation and structuring, M&A and business and real property assets, various corporate agreements, regulatory compliance as well as resolving and/or litigating commercial disputes.

Related to marijuana businesses, Garrett represents numerous companies on matters including licensure, successfully obtaining licenses in numerous states in both competitive and non-competitive licensure processes. He also assist clients in general corporate matters, protecting intellectual property, establishing partnerships and joint ventures, and expanding clients' footprints across multiples states and/or countries, along with regulatory compliance matters.

As to industrial hemp businesses, Garrett represents companies across the country and world on matters including import/export, cultivation, processing and manufacturing, distribution, and navigating legislative and regulatory frameworks such as FDA regulation. He frequently works with federal, state and local authorities on policy and enforcement matters. Notably, Garrett represented hemp industry stakeholders against the DEA, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in confirming the Farm Bill's hemp provisions pre-empt DEA authority and the CSA. He also regularly works with stakeholders in drafting model legislative and regulatory policy. Garrett also serves on the board of the Colorado chapter of the Hemp Industries Association.

Garrett has testified in judicial proceedings related to hemp regulatory matters and frequently speaks in many forums -- conferences, symposiums and other events -- regarding various issues concerning marijuana and industrial hemp law.

Garrett and his wife, Anna, live in Denver. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, skiing, sporting events, reading and traveling.

Before joining Hoban Law Group, Garrett's experience includes clerkships with Hoban Law Group along with serving as a clerk with an insurance defense firm in Philadelphia and a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David L. Shakes in the Fourth Judicial District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Though born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado, Garrett graduated from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earning his J.D. cum laude, and graduating from the law school’s Business and Entrepreneurial Law concentration with honors. There, Garrett served as an associate editor of the Drexel Law Review, earned a position on Drexel's Transactional Lawyering Team and served in leadership capacities in multiple student organizations. Garrett received a B.S. in Business Administration, as well as an International Business certificate, from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Garrett also has extensive experience in real estate and property issues, given several years working with a real estate brokerage and property management firm.