Emerge Law Group announces Corinne Celko as the firm’s managing shareholder. Corinne is the first woman to lead Emerge and one of the only handful of women of Asian decent to lead a U.S. law firm.
“I’m honored to lead this extraordinary firm, full of passionate and experienced professionals who care deeply about our clients’ success and the emerging industries taking shape in our communities. I will strive to provide compassionate and inclusive leadership as Emerge continues to blaze trails and break new ground,” said Celko.
Emerge is most well known for handling high profile matters that have shaped the law in the cutting edge industries of cannabis and psychedelics. While many firms claim expertise in these areas, few have Emerge’s depth and experience in shaping the laws and successfully representing clients through the dynamic and uncertain stages of new industry. Emerge is also committed to advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities it serves, through actively engaging in impact litigation and pro bono services.
“As advocates for our clients, and in particular in the cannabis industry, diversity is a necessity. The cannabis industry was built on the backs of those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), who represent multiple cultures and communities across the United States, ” said Celko.
Since its inception in 2014, Emerge has quickly grown from a small Oregon-based firm and expanded into bicoastal firm with locations in California, New Jersey, New York, and Washington. Corinne will now lead the firm’s strategic initiatives and oversee its day-to-day operations, while maintaining her active real estate and land use law practice.
Celko commented, “Emerge excels at creative solutions to business problems and thrives at the cutting edge of emerging industries. We are a dynamic and innovative firm committed to opening doors for our clients and helping them to achieve new heights in their businesses.”