Aaron Pelley | Cultiva Law PLLC
Aaron Pelley is a veritable celebrity in both his achievements as a lawyer, and advocate of cannabis business for over a decade. Having made sizable contributions to the foundation of legal protections surrounding medicinal cannabis law, his passion in this new realm of law drove him forward. This saw the creation of Cultiva and the subsequent creation of a boutique law firm that lies on the pulse of current cannabis law. Aaron is unafraid of change and willing to live on the tip of the spear his entire career. He’ll greet any challenge you present to him with open arms.
In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business interests, Aaron has earned a reputation for effective high-profile litigation. His representative cases convey his ability to handle a diversity of complex legal matters. He has also been invited to speak at Legal Education Seminars and Cannabis Conferences throughout the U.S. and has been repeatedly named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Aaron is personally and professionally passionate about advancing the interests of a legitimate and integrous cannabis industry, establishing and enforcing equitable relationships among business partners, and supporting and promoting the end of the war on cannabis.
Fabiola Jimenez | Cultiva Law PLLC
Ms. Jimenez is an Attorney at the firm’s flagship office in Seattle leading the transactional team. She lends her transactional background to the firm’s elite and diverse clients across the nation. She aids her clients with issues regarding privacy, restricted product development, branding, mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation, and general business strategy. Her creative solutions have helped hundreds of clients find the right avenue for success.
Sarah Turner | Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Sarah Turner is a partner with the Employment/Labor and Cannabis practice groups in the Seattle and Portland office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani. Ms. Turner litigates in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Her practice also includes counseling, training, and representing employers on a broad range of employment law issues, including hiring, review, and termination procedures, workplace investigations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour law.
Since 2012, Ms. Turner has been providing guidance to employers across the country on state cannabis regulations and how to navigate situations related to accommodating and drug testing for cannabis use, reviewing and drafting drug and alcohol policies, and educating employer groups in states that have just legalized cannabis and the potential impact on the workplace. Ms. Turner also provides cannabis business owners with guidance on the respective state’s regulations and application process and representing the business owners in business disputes or administrative actions.
Ms. Turner has been recognized as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer since 2010, and as a Top 50 Women Lawyer in Washington for 2019 and 2020.