Karen Balderama

Oakland, CA, USA
Co-chair of the Business Practice Group, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP
Speaker Year | Toronto 2019

Karen Balderama, co-chair of the Business Practice Group at the Oakland, California-based law firm Wendel Rosen, is an experienced business attorney, working with companies at all stages and of all sizes. Balderama works closely with clients to provide practical solutions to the unique issues facing the cannabis industry, including financing and mergers and acquisitions. She applies her extensive corporate legal experience and knowledge to the fast-growing cannabis industry in California by advising cannabis clients in a wide range of matters, including entity selection and formation, corporate structuring, corporate governance, founder agreements, shareholder and buy-sell agreements, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, private placements, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Within her cannabis practice, Balderama has worked with licensed cannabis cultivators, manufacturers and retailers; investors in cannabis companies; and service providers and manufacturers of products related to cannabis.

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