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Welcome Jon Norling

Emerge Law Group welcomes attorney Jon Norling to the firm’s Business/Corporate Law Practice Group!

Jon is a corporate lawyer with a practice focused on the development and financing of business ventures.  He represents emerging growth companies on business and commercial matters including project development and finance. He has significant experience advising clients with respect to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, securities matters, entity formation, structured finance, and renewable energy and real estate project development matters.

Prior to joining Emerge Law Group, Jon was a partner at Cleantech Law Partners and was formerly chair of the energy practice group at Lane Powell P.C. He also previously served as general counsel for several solar and wind energy development companies.

You can reach Jon through any Emerge Law Group attorney or directly by phone at 503-227-4525 or by e-mail at

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Emerge Law Group is excited to offer the free Employment Law Compliance for Cannabis Employers class on September 28, 2016 in Portland from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with free lunch provided.

Our experts will guide you through the fundamentals that every employer must follow to fully comply with the mountains of Oregon and federal employment laws, including:

  • Employees vs. independent contractors
  • Exempt vs. nonexempt employees
  • Marijuana worker’s permits
  • Forms I-9, W-2, W-4, W-9, 1099, etc.
  • Salary, hourly and piece rate compensation
  • Workweeks, paydays, final paychecks and other payroll fundamentals
  • Workers’ compensation and OHSA compliance
  • Must-have employment policies
  • And much, much more!

You will also have an opportunity to ask the questions that matter most to you. Register online today.

More details can be found here.

Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. We look forward to seeing you!


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Welcome Mark Hackett

Emerge Law Group welcomes attorney Mark Hackett to the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group!

In addition to the knowledge Mark has gained from 20 years practicing employment law, he also brings his “real world” experience managing a small business and as Human Resources Director for a large natural foods manufacturer to provide employers with practical, cost-effective advice on a wide range of employment matters, including:

  • drafting employee handbooks and other workplace policies;
  • hiring, disciplining and terminating employees, including drafting employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, confidentiality agreements and separation agreements;
  • complying with the maze of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, such as wage and hour laws, medical and paid sick leave laws, disability accommodation laws and sexual harassment and other discrimination laws; and
  • Training managers and supervisors on the best practices for managing employees and dealing with workplace issues.

If an employment problem escalates, Mark and the litigation team at Emerge Law Group can defend employers against complaints before the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the EEOC or in state or federal court.

 Mark is excited to join forces with Emerge. “Like the rest of the team at Emerge Law Group, I want to do my part to assure the success of the burgeoning cannabis industry. I look forward to guiding employers through the complex world of employment laws and regulations, so they and their employees can stay focused on their core mission.”

 You can reach Mark through any Emerge Law Group attorney or directly by phone at 503-227-4525 or by e-mail at

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Welcome Marco Materazzi

Materazzi, Marco - colorEmerge Law Group is pleased to welcome Marco Materazzi, an experienced business lawyer with a practice focused on emerging growth companies, M&A, corporate finance and a range of other business matters.  Marco previously practiced in Portland with Tonkon Torp and Perkins Coie, and internationally with Herbert Smith Freehills.  Marco  joins Emerge’s team of highly experienced regulatory and corporate attorneys representing clients in the rapidly growing cannabis industry and a variety of other industries, including software/technology, media and manufacturing.

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New Brand & Website

Emerge Law Group is pleased to announce the launch of our new brand & website! Throughout our site you will find information about Emerge and our services as well as information on various laws and business practices.

Please get in touch with us with any questions! We can help you with all of your cannabis legal needs!

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