Ilya Ross leads EGS’ cannabis practice, providing legal solutions to a wide array of cannabis business and compliance needs. He specializes in public and private financing, corporate governance, securities law compliance, and acquisitions/strategic partnerships. He has assisted cannabis issuers ranging from start-ups to multi-state operators (and everything in between) in structuring complex transactions for regulatory compliance, multi-state application, and growth opportunities.
Mr. Ross first began his practice of cannabis law in Massachusetts, where he worked on and structured some of the first multi-state transactions in the Northeast. Since then, he has worked on multi-state acquisitions and expansions and represented vertically integrated operators across jurisdictions, including California, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada and New Jersey.
Mr. Ross also has extensive experience representing life sciences, emerging technologies and entertainment companies with 1934 Act compliance, 1933 Act transactions, commercial transactions and corporate governance. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Ross has also previously worked in the capital markets and securities practice groups at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Mr. Ross’ passion and commitment to the cannabis industry extends to a desire to inform the future of cannabis success stories. He regularly sits on panels, instructs CLEs on the subject and has guest lectured the Cannabis Law course at Boston University School of Law.