Adam D. Fine is managing partner of Vicente Sederberg's Boston office. He represents several successful Massachusetts cannabis businesses and prospective business licensees on corporate, licensing, and regulatory matters.
Adam is a leading voice on cannabis law and policy in the Commonwealth, and in 2018 he was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Boston" by Boston magazine. He served as a consultant to the Massachusetts Special Senate Committee on Marijuana and as a member of the drafting committee for Question 4, the 2016 ballot initiative that legalized marijuana in Massachusetts. He has testified before numerous municipal and regulatory bodies regarding marijuana policy and compliance, and he has chaired multiple cannabis-related CLE events. He is frequently quoted in the Boston Globe and other local news outlets, as well as in national cannabis industry publications.
Before joining Vicente Sederberg in 2013, Adam spent a number of years as an attorney at a Boston law firm, where he focused on complex civil and criminal litigation. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a trial attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he litigated more than 200 criminal trials.
Leadership & Community Involvement
- Faculty Chair, The Law and Business of Marijuana Dispensaries, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc.
- Member, Cannabis Practice Group Advisory Committee, Boston Bar Association
- Member, International Cannabis Bar Association
- National Law Journal, 'Cannabis Law Trailblazer,' 2019
- Editor & Co-author, "Massachusetts Cannabis Law Manual," MCLE New England, 2019
In the Media
- Boston Globe, "Baker joins calls to change local pot shop rule," September 10, 2019
- BostInno, "From Reducing Stigma to Driving Justice: Notes on the Future of Cannabusiness," July 19, 2019
- The Patriot Ledger, "Recreational pot slow to come to South Shore," June 21, 2019
- Boston Business Journal, "Mass. cracks down on CBD, roiling the emerging hemp industry," June 19, 2019
- Boston Globe, "Ruling means Mass. companies can’t fire workers for medical marijuana," April 17, 2017
- Cape Cod Times, "A growing divide on recreational marijuana bill," January 13, 2017
- MassLive, "If you rent an apartment in Massachusetts, you may not be able to use marijuana at home," November 23, 2016
- The Hull Times, "Marijuana supporters see Massachusetts as launching point in Northeast," November 11, 2016
- CommonWealth Magazine, "Pot proponents hit critics on ‘scare tactics’," November 3, 2016
- Boston Globe, "Marijuana dispensary licenses to the highest bidder?," July 24, 2016