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Rachel K. Gillette

Rachel K. Gillette


Business Law and Tax Lawyer
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Greenspoon Marder LLP
Denver, CO

About Rachel K. Gillette

Attorney Biography

Rachel Gillette is among the first attorneys in the nation to dedicate her practice to the cannabis industry. Since 2010, Ms. Gillette has helped marijuana/cannabis businesses with licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, tax litigation, corporate formation, and tax matters, including audit representation. She works with startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and ancillary industry businesses to help develop the cannabis innovation ecosystem, and is a zealous advocate for the industry.

Ms. Gillette regularly represents clients before the IRS’s Examinations, Appeals, and Collections Divisions, including marijuana businesses facing the challenges of IRS adjustments under 280E. She has successfully protested local, state and federal tax deficiencies on behalf of her clients, having prevented hundreds of thousands of dollars in incorrectly assessed taxes, interest, and penalties. She can assist individual and business taxpayers in 280E proposed assessments, offers in compromise, audit examinations, innocent spouse claims, sales, use, and employment tax matters, trust fund tax penalty assessments, penalty abatement’s, and levy releases.

For several years, Ms. Gillette was the executive director of the Colorado state chapter of NORML, the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws. She was a founding member of Women Grow and the National Cannabis Bar Association. She an advocate as well as an attorney, and is committed to helping change laws – and perceptions – relating to cannabis and ensuring state licensed and legal marijuana businesses are fairly taxed and regulated.

Ms. Gillette received her Juris Doctorate from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, where she served as Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal. During law school, she interned with the New Haven Public Defender’s office, where she developed her commitment to advocacy for those facing the many challenges of the criminal justice system.


Practice Areas

 
Business Law (44%)
 
Tax Law (22%)
 
Contracts (12%)
 
Local Government Law (11%)
 
Mergers and Acquisitions (7%)
 
Administrative Law (4%)
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Bar Licenses

Colorado State Bar
Colorado
Member in Good Standing
2008

Connecticut State Bar
Connecticut
Member in Good Standing
2007

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Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
NORML Legal Comittee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2015

NORML Marijuana Business Section
NORML Marijuana Business Section

Member
National Cannabis Industry Association
2015

Executive Director
Colorado NORML
20112016

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Contact Rachel K. Gillette

Rachel K. Gillette
Greenspoon Marder LLP
1401 Lawrence Street Suite 1900
Denver, CO 80202
www.gmlawcannabis.com
Office: 303-665-0860
Fax: 303-416-4298

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Colorado Supreme Court Information -

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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