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Experienced business/cannabis attorney Robert  Hendricks joins Warner

Robert A. Hendricks has joined Warner Norcross + Judd, bringing 35 years of legal experience, including six years focusing on Michigan’s fledgling medical and recreational cannabis industries. He has taken a leadership role at the state level on marijuana laws and regulations. In his practice, Hendricks represents growers, provisioning centers, processors, staffing providers, secure transporters and other cannabis-focused businesses on matters such as facility license applications, legal/regulatory compliance, entity formation, real estate, tax law, and commercial contracting.

Hendricks joins Warner’s Cannabis Law Industry Group, which provides guidance on everything from investment guidance to trademarks, and will practice in the Grand Rapids office.

Previously, Hendricks was a principal at Wrigley, Hoffman & Hendricks and concentrated his practice in cannabis law under the Cannalex Law™ brand. During that time, he was a founder of, and  now chairs, the State Bar of Michigan Marijuana Law Section, the first stand-alone state bar cannabis section in the country.

Hendricks was a member of the drafting committee for Michigan’s adult-use recreational marijuana law. He was selected by Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to serve on a work group to advise as LARA prepares rules regulating recreational marijuana; he serves on Attorney General Dana Nessel’s legal work group to review and analyze marijuana laws/regulations.

Hendricks began his career at a large Michigan law firm as a business and bankruptcy attorney. He then went in-house to lead the legal department of Universal Forest Products for 17 years.

Hendricks, also a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, speaks frequently on cannabis and business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in history from Grand Valley State University and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

He and wife Sher Myers live in Grand Rapids Twp. and have seven children and four grandchildren.