Bob Hoban is the President and CEO of Hoban Law Group. Since 2009, HLG has been the nation’s premier full service ‘cannabusiness’ law firm, with offices in 13 states in the U.S. HLG also operates HLG Global, which is a global cannabis consulting and legal firm, with a presence in 10 international locations.
Mr. Hoban has been honored with a variety of professional accolades, and is recognized nationally as an AV® Preeminent™ (Martindale.com) rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner.
Beginning in 2008, Bob successfully assisted in opening several of Denver’s first marijuana dispensaries. In 2010, he won the landmark Cannamart case, which led the Colorado’s groundbreaking commercial cannabis regulatory system in 2011. He is largely responsible for the creation and growth of the CBD industry due to the legal strategies, litigation matters, and policy efforts that he has developed for HLG clients.
Mr. Hoban is known as a cannabis industry dealmaker. Because of its focus on business matters, HLG has represented the cannabis industry’s titans for nearly a decade and it sits at the center of the world’s largest cannabis industry network. Mr. Hoban is a leading cannabis industry expert, who has transcended the practice of law and is regularly involved in U.S.-based and international cannabis industry M&A transactions.
Bob also worked as a cannabis policy professor at the University of Denver, where he taught cannabis policy courses in Colorado and across the globe, and has crafted regulations/laws for dozens of countries across the U.S., Asia, the E.U., and Latin America.