Attorney Paula Givens

Ms. Givens is a cannabis industry attorney specializing in regulatory compliance who came to the industry after a career prosecuting violations of federal labor law. She holds a Juris Doctorate, with Honors, from Drake University Law School, is certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).

Ms. Givens has worked with several cannabis start-ups, providing them with the legal and compliance infrastructure necessary to become licensed. Ms. Givens is experienced in drafting complex applications for medical marijuana licensure (Illinois and New York) and recreational licensure (Oregon).

Ms. Givens has also worked with several banks and credit unions throughout the country to bring traditional banking servicing to the cannabis industry. Ms. Givens provides compliance and bank readiness services in states where she has yet to secure banking services for the industry.

With her significant experience with established cannabis markets, most recently in Colorado, Ms. Givens’, and her familiarity with the myriad of cannabis regulations, brings ‘boots on the ground’ expertise to the Cannabis Legal Group and, most importantly, our clients.