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Meet the Authors

Alana Hans-Cohen

Ms. Hans-Cohen is a self-proclaimed “cannabis nerd,” who focuses her practice on cannabis law and policy, regulatory compliance, and how this new, highly regulated industry intersects business, real estate, government, social justice and public policy. In 2016, Ms. Hans-Cohen had a nascent interest in cannabis law and policy and wanted to pursue it further. Unable to find a cannabis law course at any law school in NYC, she wrote a proposal for one at her law school, which she advocated for, and has since been implemented. Ms. Hans-Cohen has extensive mediation, counseling, document review and drafting, and negotiating experience in civil and commercial disputes. She is an effective communicator with proven strength in logical reasoning, legal research, creative problem-solving, and an attention to detail. Ms. Hans-Cohen’s true passion lies in advocating for social equity in the cannabis industry, and her professional and personal philosophy includes giving back in ways that make a meaningful difference to the local and global communities to which she dedicates her practice. She is a firm believer in the idea of an equitable and diverse legal and regulated cannabis industry.

Sheila Mints

Ms. Mints specializes in healthcare transactional matters, including shareholder and employment agreements, purchases and sales of medical practices, including ACO transactions, and practice mergers. Ms. Mints acts as general counsel to many large practices and ambulatory care facilities, assisting with transactional, tax, human resources mattes and negotiation with payors and vendors. An experienced tax lawyer, Ms. Mints represents her clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the federal Tax Court and state taxation departments in a variety of tax matters.

Vincent T. Cieslik, Esq.

Vincent T. Cieslik, Esq. is Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and a Shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Health Care Groups. He focuses his practice in the representation of individuals, small businesses, not-for-profits and and large corporations in complicated and often high-risk litigation. In his personal time, Vince supports the March of Dimes of South Jersey, serves as the Walk Chairman for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies and 5K Run for Babies, and serves as a member of a local school board.