Larry is Counsel to Hoban Law Group and a partner in the Northbrook, Illinois law firm of Silver & Mishkin which represents entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses. A lawyer for 28 years, Larry has traditionally focused his practice on assisting his clients in state and federal litigation, appellate and administrative matters including alternative dispute resolution options (arbitration and mediation) when appropriate.
In 2013, Larry expanded his practice to include representing groups seeking marijuana dispensary and cultivation licenses in Illinois as well as business interests ancillary to the medical marijuana market. Since that time, Larry's cannabis based practice has greatly expanded to now include representations of third party providers to Illinois cultivation centers and dispensaries, Illinois health care professionals, Illinois patients, cannabis based investment funds and holding companies, the International Cannabis Association (General Counsel), cannabis industry business consultants, and My Compassion (Legal Counsel), a Michigan based patients advocacy group committed to educating local residents and health care professional on their rights, duties and risks under the Illinois cannabis Pilot Program.
Larry also regularly consults with and counsels persons and groups looking for entry into the medical cannabis industry. As a regular presenter on the cannabis business conference and trade show circuit, Larry has developed a strong network of connections with persons in all parts of the legal cannabis industry throughout this country and in Canada and parts of Europe.
The Med Men Seminar - Update on Federal and Illinois State Law And Their Impact on Illinois Dispensary Owners (Chicago - February 22, 2014);
The Med Men Seminar – Update on Illinois Cannabis Pilot Program for Dispensary and Cultivation Center Licensee Applicants (Chicago - May 10, 2014);
International Cannabis Association - RISK/REWARD: LEGAL ANALYSIS OF MJ INDUSTRY (Las Vegas - June 23, 2014);
International Cannabis Association - HIRING CANNABIS COUNSEL (New York City – October 2, 2014);
National Business Institute - FINANCING DIFFICULTIES FOR LENDERS AND MARIJUANA BUSINESSES (Chicago - February 20, 2015)
Illinois Strip Mall Owners’ Association – CANNABIS LAW FOR REAL PROPERTY OWNERS AND LANDLORDS (Chicago – March, 2015);
Cannabis World Congress Expo - CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND LEGAL PROTECTION STRATEGIES FOR THE CANNABIS BUSINESS (New York City - June 18, 2015);
My Compassion Neighborhood Meetings – PRESENTATION ON PATIENTS’ RIGHTS UNDER THE ILLINOIS CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM (Neighborhood meetings throughout Chicago - May, June, August and September, 2015);
My Compassion Cannabis Conference – PATIENTS’ RIGHTS UNDER THE ILLINOIS CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM (Chicago – July 23, 2015);
My Compassion Cannabis Conference – MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS’ RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS AND RISKS UNDER THE ILLINOIS CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM (Chicago, July 25, 2015);
Cannabis World Congress Expo - CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND LEGAL PROTECTION STRATEGIES FOR THE CANNABIS BUSINESS (Los Angeles – September 17, 2015);
FINANCING DIFFICULTIES FOR LENDERS AND MARIJUANA BUSINESSES – NBI Publications (February 20, 2015)
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND ADULT USE MARIJUANA – Cannabis Enterprise (Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2015)
HIRING CANNABIS COUNSEL – Cannabis Enterprises (Sept., 2014)
STATE RECIPROCITY (NOT) – Cannabis Enterprises (Jan., 2015)
REAL ESATE PRIMER FOR LANDLORDS – Cannabis Enterprises (May, 2015)
MARIJUANA AND SCHEDULE I: Why is it Schedule I, What Does it Mean, What Are the Negative Effects and WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT!! – Cannabis Enterprises (Feb., 2016)