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Erica Rice


Foley Hoag LLP

Erica’s practice is focused on representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, as well as counseling emerging growth companies regarding entity formation, founder’s arrangements, financings, exit strategies and general corporate governance. She has a particular focus on the cannabis, life sciences and technology industries.


Erica’s clients include both public and private companies as well as venture capital investors. Erica acts as a trusted advisor to her clients, providing the specific legal guidance that they need at each stage of development.


A well-known player in the cannabis space, Erica also advises cannabis companies on transactions as they work through the complexities of a new and growing industry. She influences guidelines in an industry where official rules are often not yet in place. Her work in the space leads to frequent speaking roles on panels organized by groups like the Association for Corporate Growth, The Angel Capital Association, The Cannabis Society, and various entrepreneurial groups.

Erica is best in class for her guidance and leadership. She was recently ranked a 2021 Law360 Rising Star cannabis lawyer, and she was also named a Rising Star by the Venture Capital Journal in 2020. She also serves in leadership roles at Foley Hoag, as co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice and co-chair of the Cannabis practice.