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CBN Holdings, Inc. et al; v. Joshua Rodriguez, et al.; Multnomah County Circuit Court; Case Number 20CV17119

J.S. Held was engaged to assist Plaintiff in rebutting Defendant’s claims of damages related to the failed merger of Plaintiff’s licensed Oregon cannabis company with multiple licensed California cannabis entities. An expert report was issued, and court testimony was provided.


Madeline 8, LLC et al. v. Alvarado Smith, APC et al.; Orange County Superior Court; Case Number 30-2020-01124146-CU-PN-CJC

J.S. Held was engaged to assist in evaluating damages arising from the alleged improper or negligent legal advice regarding the operation of a California-licensed cannabis extraction facility. Expert provided testimony.


True Harvest v. Copper State Herbal Center, Inc. et al.; Maricopa County Superior Court; Case Number CV2018-014051

J.S. Held was engaged to prepare a rebuttal analysis of Defendant’s expert report regarding compliance with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) at a cultivation facility operated by True Harvest, LLC.


Provided sell-side advisory services regarding the multi-million-dollar sale of a multi-unit dispensary and cultivation operator to a major MSO.


MMJ Apothecary G.P. DBA Hassayampa Alternative Health; Maricopa County Superior Court; Case Number CV2017-055732

Peter S. Davis was appointed as Receiver. Operated a retail dispensary in Wickenburg, Arizona, and Phoenix, Arizona, for approximately five years. Operations included both onsite and offsite cultivation, as well as third-party manufacturing relationships. Closed an offsite cultivation facility and liquidated associated assets.

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