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Lara DeCaro

Lara DeCaro

Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger and Melnick


(415) 957-1800

I am a business attorney and mediator admitted to practice in three states. I am also a co-founder, former Executive Officer and Board Member, and the current President of the Advisory Board of the International Cannabis Bar Association and a co-founder and the current Chair of the BASF Cannabis Law Section, founder of the BASF (LRIS) pro bono panel for social equity applicants, frequent speaker, podcast guest, and teacher at City College San Francisco. In 2022 I provided testimony on cannabis policy reform, upon invitation, to elected members of the Irish Parliament and their invitees at Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland. I also have significant experience in the areas of cannabis, intellectual property, commercial transactions/M&A, real estate, hospitality, and entertainment law, and have consistenly been named to Chambers and Partners top cannabis attorneys for several years.  

Practice Jurisdictions (For Attorney Member Directory Search)

  • - California (CA)
  • - Colorado (CO)
  • - New Mexico (NM)

Practice Areas

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Formation and Organization
  • Commercial Transactions (Contracts)
  • Equity
  • Government Affairs
  • Hemp
  • Labor & Employment  - General 
  • Licensing and Permitting
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity 
  • Real Estate
  • Securities

Primary Office Location

San Francisco, CA

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