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Leland R Berger

Leland R Berger


Business Law and Marijuana Lawyer
Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
Portland, OR
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About Leland R Berger

Attorney Biography

Portland activist and attorney Leland R. Berger, practicing since 1983, formed Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC in 2013.

A co-drafter of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and of Ballot Measure 91, Mr. Berger also helped draft dispensary initiatives and lobbied the Oregon Legislature on behalf of patients and their providers from 1999 – 2013.Since 2015, his legislative advocacy is on behalf of all cannabis consumers.

Mr. Berger’s practice also includes advising cannabusinesses on compliance, and representation on related administrative and trial litigation, as well as state cannabis related criminal defense and appeals.

Mr. Berger is admitted to practice in all courts of the state of Oregon, before the US District Court for the District of Oregon, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court

Memberships

National Cannabis Bar Association (Co-founder and Board Member; Amicus Committee Co-Chair)

NCIA

NORML Legal Committee

ASA's Board of Legal Advisors

Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section, (Co-founder and Chair)

OCDLA (Board member and Secretary 2000-04)

Portland NORML Legislative Committee (Co-founder and Chair)

Awards

High Times' Freedom Fighter of the Month (Aug. 2001)

OCDLA's President's Award (2008)

NORML's Citizen Activist Award (2010)

Oregon Cannabis Industry Assoc. Lifetime Achievement Award (2014.)


Practice Areas

 
Business Law (65%)
 
Marijuana Law (25%)
 
Criminal Appellate Law (10%)

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Bar Licenses

Oregon State Bar
Oregon
Member in Good Standing
1983

Work Experience

Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
Sole Member, Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
2014Present

Private Practice (Home office)
19942013

Associate Attorney, Rieke, Geil and Savage, PC (Oregon's 1st privatized indigent defense firm)
19841994

Self Employed - Clerked for 5 Criminal Defense lawyers
19831984

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Education

Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
JD
1982

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
BA
1978

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Associations

Member
NORML Criminal Defense Section
2023

Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2015

National Cannabis Bar Association (BoD)
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2014

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Awards & Honors

Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2018

Lifetime Achievement Award
Oregon Cannabis Industry Association
2014

Citizen Activist Award
NORML
2010

President's Award
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2008

Freedom Fighter of the Month
High Times Magazine
2000

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Commercial Recognitions

Community Leadership badge
Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2023

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2023
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Contact Leland R Berger

Leland R Berger
Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
2613 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 200
Portland, OR 97212
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Office: 503-432-8775
Mobile: 503-504-4298
Fax: 503-287-6938

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Bar License Information

Oregon State Bar Membership -

Leland R Berger - Membership information with the Oregon State Bar - Find more information about Leland R Berger on the Oregon State Bar website including status and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

The OCDLA assists and educates criminal defense lawyers while seeking appropriate criminal justice reforms in the Oregon Legislature.


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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