Oregon Business – Tonkon Torp Names Ferdie Ruplin Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry Group

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Tonkon Torp has appointed attorney Ferdinand (Ferdie) Ruplin as co-chairman of its cannabis industry group.

Ruplin has significant experience working in highly regulated industries, with a focus on the cannabis industry and the financial services industry. He joins Co-Chair Alex Tinker to lead the firm’s work in developing and delivering legal solutions for licensed cannabis producers, distributors, processors, retailers and ancillary businesses.

“Ferdie is a talented lawyer, and we are delighted that he has taken a leadership role in this dynamic practice area,” said Kurt Ruttum, managing partner at Tonkon Torp. “He brings valuable experience and insight into the ever-changing regulatory frameworks our clients must operate within. »

Ruplin joined Tonkon Torp in 2019 from Green Light Law Group, where he helped cannabis and hemp/CBD clients navigate corporate governance and regulatory issues. In addition to his cannabis work, Ruplin’s practice focuses on working with private and not-for-profit entities on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and financings, and d other general business matters. Ruplin also assists clients with contract negotiations and shareholding disputes. In 2022, he was selected on the “Ones to Watch” list by The Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law.

Ruplin recently joined the board of directors of NuProject, an Oregon public benefit corporation that is a leader in coaching, mentoring, and access to capital for BIPOC-owned cannabis businesses.

Tonkon Torp’s Cannabis Industry Group is a full-service business practice that works with entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes and at all stages of the business life cycle. Group lawyers strive to identify strategies and solutions to help clients achieve financial and structural growth while keeping a close eye on the particular risks and liability considerations inherent in a highly regulated industry.

About Tonkon Torp – Tonkon Torp LLP is a leading business law and litigation firm serving public companies, large private companies, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals throughout the North West. For more information, visit tonkon.com.

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