Eric Kirkland Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Eric Kirkland

Eric Kirkland

Business Attorney

Santa Monica
California
Licensed in
CA
Pepperdine University School of Law

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About
I am an entrepreneurial business attorney and accountant that serves the needs of the emerging cannabis industry. I represent clients across the United States and provide General Counsel and fractional CFO assistance to companies seeking to enter or to expand their cannabis business.

I provide a broad array of legal services with a focus on corporate structure, private offerings, secured debt financing, and tax-driven transactions. I also assist companies through the arduous permitting and licensing process, appear at city council hearings, and guide you through the many pitfalls that besiege many early-stage cannabis companies.
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"Great reactivity and professionalism as always! Again, I warmly recommand Eric."


Posted on May 29, 2017
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"Great work. We will definitely work again in the future."

Dissolve Corporation
Posted on May 21, 2017
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"Looking forward to continue our cooperation."


Posted on May 15, 2017
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"I really like the work Eric and his team did for us. It was fast and keep me posted all the time. Thank you."

Stripe Atlas Post-Incorporation Package
Posted on Apr 27, 2017
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"Our situation was a bit tricky, since we're a cross-border company. But Eric took the time to understand and to adapt! He was really helpful and I would strongly recommand him."

Stripe Atlas Post-Incorporation Package
Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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"Eric was very helpful and knowledgeable. We can't expect more."

Stripe Atlas Post-Incorporation Package
Posted on Apr 10, 2017

Work History

Kirkland Law PC

Managing Attorney

Feb 2006 - Present

I specialize in corporate and securities law for new and early-stage cannabis companies experiencing rapid growth. Worked with companies around the US to assist them through various legal, accounting, and structural issues as they navigate their businesses through the evolving cannabis industry.

Feb 2006 - Present

Law Office of J. Eric Kirkland

Managing Attorney

Jan 2001 - Feb 2006

I specializing in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on working with early stage and mid-tier market companies experiencing rapid growth. Worked with a wide variety of companies to assist them through various legal, accounting and structural issues as they expanded their businesses.

Jan 2001 - Feb 2006

II Group, Inc.

President & General Counsel

Nov 1998 - Dec 2000

Led a public internet holding company during the 90's dot.com boom.
Provided securities and corporate law compliance guidance to the portfolio companies.
Provided strategic acquisitions and capital formation assistance to the portfolio companies.

Nov 1998 - Dec 2000

Dencer & Kirkland

Partner

Nov 1994 - Oct 1998

Founding partner of a firm specializing in corporate and securities law.
Assisted clients with various legal, accounting and structural issues.
Handled all business litigation in both Federal and State Court.

Nov 1994 - Oct 1998

Paul & Stuart

Associate Attorney

Feb 1992 - Oct 1994

Litigation Attorney in a boutique plaintiff's firm.
Settled over $7 million in plaintiff's cases.
Handled complex litigation matters ranging from class actions, medical malpractice, products liability and defamation.
Served on the California Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the L-Tryptophan Litigation.

Feb 1992 - Oct 1994

Dickson, Carlson & Campillo

Associate Attorney

Aug 1990 - Feb 1992

First year attorney at a larger New York/Santa Monica firm that primarily served as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 100 companies in mass tort litigation.
Clients were primarily global pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures.
Assigned to cases filed in Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma and Texas. Second chaired numerous cases.

Aug 1990 - Feb 1992

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