Jeremy Shaw

Counsel

Boston

jeremy@vicentesederberg.com

617-934-2121

800 Boylston St.
26th Floor
Boston, MA 02199

Massachusetts

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
B.A., Brandeis University

Overview

Jeremy Shaw Super Lawyers Rising Star Top Massachusetts Cannabis Law AttorneyJeremy Shaw is a corporate and regulatory attorney at Vicente Sederberg LLP, where he advises clients in general corporate matters, corporate governance, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial arrangements. Jeremy has deep experience in the Massachusetts market, guiding clients in complex corporate transactions through Massachusetts’ cannabis regulatory scheme.

He also advises corporate clients on a national basis, guiding private cannabis companies through formation, early-stage fundraising, and exit transactions, as well as publicly-traded MSOs in their expansions in the northeast, giving Jeremy the experience necessary to meet each client’s individual needs. Additionally, Jeremy has advised individual investors and law firms in connection with a variety of cannabis-related investment transactions.

In 2021, Boston magazine listed Jeremy in its "Boston's Top Lawyers" list and in 2022, he was recognized as a top-rated cannabis law attorney in the Massachusetts "Rising Stars" list by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers.

In law school, Jeremy served as co-Chair of Northeastern University School of Law’s chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and interned with Vicente Sederberg’s Massachusetts and Denver offices, as well as with Federal District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton of the Massachusetts Federal District Court. Jeremy is a former elected Town Meeting Member of Brookline, MA.

Experience

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Elected Town Meeting Member, Brookline, Massachusetts Precinct 4, 2015-2019
  • Co-Chair of Northeastern University School of Law’s chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, 2015-2016

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acted as corporate counsel to Village Farms International, Inc. in its acquisition of Balanced Health Botanicals, LLC, a private CBD-product wholesaler and online retailer, for consideration of $75 million in cash and stock

  • Acted as lead corporate and regulatory counsel to a private cannabis cultivator and manufacturer in connection with the execution of definitive agreements for the sale of that company and its associated real estate holding company to a publicly-traded MSO for consideration of $55 million in cash and stock

  • Acted as corporate counsel to a leading MSO in its acquisition of a licensed cannabis retailer for consideration of $14 million in cash and stock 

  • Represented multiple leading MSOs as regulatory counsel in their respective acquisitions of licensed cannabis businesses in the northeast

  • Acted as corporate and regulatory counsel to a multi-state cannabis testing laboratory operator in its acquisition of a cannabis testing laboratory business

Financing

  • Acted as corporate counsel to a cannabis retailer in its $15 million Series A financing, which included a lead investment by a growth equity fund

  • Acted as corporate counsel to a regional MSO in connection with a convertible note financing

  • Represented several cannabis companies in connection with early-stage equity and convertible note financings

  • Acted as corporate and regulatory counsel to a cannabis operator in connection with a $6 million secured debt financing

  • Acted as corporate and regulatory counsel to a cannabis operator in connection with a $10 million secured credit facility

  • Represented multiple investors in connection with regulatory and corporate due diligence in connection with a variety of cannabis investment transactions

General Corporate Matters

  • Represented numerous clients in connection with the formation and structuring of cannabis businesses and cannabis joint ventures

  • Represented numerous clients in corporate reorganizations related to conversion from non-profit to for-profit entities in connection with changing regulatory schemes

  • Acted as corporate and regulatory counsel to a regional MSO in connection with its restructuring and expansion

Litigation

  • Assisted in the representation of the plaintiff in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales Marketing, LLC, which resulted in the groundbreaking ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court establishing the availability of certain state disability law protections for medical cannabis patients. 

Recognition

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