GARRETT O. GRAFF
Garrett Graff is the Managing Attorney at Hoban Law Group, nationally recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal.
Garrett specializes in the 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 assists 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.