Eric's practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Eric routinely acts as lead counsel to Canadian, U.S. and international cannabis companies in connection with the financing and going public transactions and also assists licensed producers, retailers and other cannabis industry stakeholders with commercial agreements including cannabis royalty, offtake, supply and licensing arrangements. Eric is also recognized as a thought leader in the cannabis industry and has been quoted in multiple media outlets including Bloomberg, The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, CTV News and Leafly.
Real Estate & Finance
- Ideal retail property for cannabis businesses.
- How to obtain funding for a new cannabis business.
- Information on the cannabis retail store lottery.
- Cannabis business evaluation before talking to possible investors.
- Legitimizing a grey market cannabis business.
Some questions answered:
- What do I need to know when looking for a property, specifically for retail cannabis business?
- What avenues of funding should be considered when entering the cannabis industry?
- What is the cannabis retail store lottery and how will it affect my cannabis business?
- What is the best way to get a cannabis business evaluated before meeting with investors?
- What steps should be taken when transitioning a grey market cannabis business to a legitimate business?
Eric Foster is the leader of Dentons' Canadian cannabis practice and is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading cannabis lawyers, including being one of only four lawyers in Canada to receive a Band 1 Ranking for Cannabis Law by Chambers & Partners.
Michael Miller is a venture capitalist, writer, and the Director of Finance at White Sheep Corp., a cannabis operating and investment firm with assets in Canada, the United States, Australia, and southern Africa. At White Sheep, Michael oversees the firm’s venture portfolio and specializes in valuations, deal structuring, financial accounting, and corporate structures. Michael’s investigative writings on the cannabis industry have been published in New Cannabis Ventures, TheGrowthOp, and Lift, and he has made appearances on BNN, Vice, and the BBC. Michael is also the co-author of “High” Profits from Accounting for Cannabis Plant Inventory, the world’s very first accounting business case on the cannabis industry that was published by the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.
Daniel Sax is the Founder and CEO of Sensi Properties, Canada’s first cannabis real estate investment company. Sensi works with LPs in order to unlock the capital trapped in their real estate and help them grow in a non-dilutive fashion. Daniel has a deep background in real estate acquisitions, development, asset management, workout and finance. He was worked on over $5B of real estate deals across Canada, the US, and Germany. He has a bachelors in economics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, as well as a masters degree in real estate from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.