Christian Sederberg

Founding Partner

Denver

christian@vicentesederberg.com

303-860-4501

455 Sherman St.
Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203

Colorado

J.D., University of Colorado Law School
B.B.A., University of San Diego

Overview

Since the inception of Colorado's state-regulated medical marijuana program in 2010, VS Founding Partner Christian Sederberg has been representing cannabis businesses and ancillary companies on a wide range of compliance, regulatory, corporate, and legislative issues. Christian is a widely recognized leader in the cannabis industry, and in addition to his client work, he also works closely with government officials, trade associations, members of the business community, and advocates to advance thoughtful cannabis policy at the local, state, and national level.

Christian played an integral role in the passage and implementation of Colorado’s historic cannabis legalization initiative in 2012, and was nominated by Gov. John Hickenlooper to represent the campaign on the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. He also sat on the executive committee of the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which coordinated the campaign to establish statewide excise and sales taxes on the sale of adult-use marijuana in Colorado.

Christian currently serves on the board of Colorado Leads, and he previously served as a board member for the United States Cannabis Council, Cannabis Trade Federation, and National Cannabis Industry Association. He was included in the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “Cannabis Law Trailblazers,” as well as the Cannabis Business Executive 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the global cannabis industry and policy reform movement. Since 2020, Christian has been recognized as one of the nation's top cannabis lawyers by the prestigious Chambers and Partners USA. He was named a top corporate lawyer in 2021-2023's The Best Lawyers in America© and has been included in 5280’s list of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” every year since 2015. 

Christian was instrumental in the launch of Vicente Sederberg’s Impact & ESG Practice Group in June 2021. This practice group provides advice and support to cannabis and hemp companies by incorporating formal Corporate Social Responsibility programs into their business models, including but not limited to sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Experience

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Board Chair, U.S. Cannabis Council
  • Board Member, Black Cannabis Equity Initiative
  • Board Chair and Interim CEO, Cannabis Trade Federation
  • Member, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Cannabis Trade Federation
  • Member, International Cannabis Bar Association
  • Board Member, Colorado Leads
  • Member, California Cannabis Industry Association
  • Board Member, Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness
  • Advisory Board Member, Unlimited Sciences
  • Advisory Board Member, Cannabis Voter Project
  • Board Member, Simplifya
  • Board Member, Apothecanna
  • Board Member, Beboe
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Board Member, National Cannabis Industry Association, 2014-2016
  • Member, Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64, 2012
  • Member, Colorado Department of Revenue Medical Marijuana Workgroup, 2010
  • Member, Denver Marijuana Advisory Board, 2010

 

Recognition

Events