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Justin Hobson

Special Counsel
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Justin Hobson
Justin Hobson

About Justin

Justin Hobson assists businesses, from startups to large international corporations, on tax issues and business transactions, possessing particular experience with and insight into clients within the cannabis industry. Justin also has experience with corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, securities offerings, and corporate governance.

Justin previously served as co-chair of the cannabis team at a large Pacific Northwest law firm, where he supported clients inside and outside of the cannabis industry on a wide range of tax and corporate needs, including all areas of income taxation, international tax matters, and matters related to corporate governance.



  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2007
    • Editor, Oregon Law Review, 2007
  • B.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, accounting, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2008
  • Washington, 2007

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court


Professional Plus
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
    • Tax Section, Member
      • Executive Committee, Member-at-Large, 2016-2020
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
    • Small Business Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Attorney
    • Adjunct Professor, 2017, 2019


  • Recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA for Cannabis Law, 2020
  • Named a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, 2019