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Justin Hobson

Special Counsel
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Justin Hobson
Justin Hobson

About Justin

Justin Hobson has 15 years of experience helping clients on corporate and tax matters. He 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.

Justin began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where his practice primarily focused on international tax matters. His experience includes tax return compliance, tax controversy matters, tax advice and structuring, and auditing tax provisions in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 740.



  • 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
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Portland, OR)
    • Tax Law, 2024-present
  • Named a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, 2019
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