Mitch Kulick is a co-founder and partner of Feuerstein Kulick and is the head of Feuerstein Kulick’s Cannabis, Securities and Corporate Departments.
Mitch brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to his practice and clients as a result of the many hats that he has worn during his 25-year legal career. Mitch’s current client base is primarily comprised of companies, funds, and investors focused on the cannabis industry both in the U.S. and abroad. Mitch advises his clients in all aspects of the cannabis space ranging from corporate governance to capital markets transactions to regulatory compliance. Mitch has also worked directly with state regulatory and licensing bodies in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Mexico.
Prior to co-founding Feuerstein Kulick, Mitch was the General Counsel of Steep Hill Labs, Inc., the country’s first commercial cannabis lab (Oakland 2007) and a current Feuerstein Kulick client. At Steep Hill, Mitch was the Company’s liaison to Steep Hill’s investors and government regulators and also served as the in-house investment banker and lawyer for the Company. Mitch is a charter member of the International Cannabis Standards Board and has been a featured speaker in numerous Cannabis seminars and other industry group functions.
Prior to joining Steep Hill, Mitch spent the previous 8 years as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Iroquois Capital — an active hedge fund and private equity fund in New York City — where he was heavily involved in the drafting of the fund formation documents and advised the fund managers on all aspects of the ’33 Act, ’34 Act and the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. Mitch also gained invaluable experience as an enforcement lawyer in the Northeast Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and has leveraged that experience to provide practical advice in his representation of funds, investors, and companies in the context of SEC and DOJ matters.
Mitch began his legal career in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, where he worked on complex corporate reorganizations, labor disputes and securities litigation matters.
Mitch graduated from the University of Michigan (with Honors) and received a JD from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.