Emerge is pleased to welcome Jay Purcell, an experienced business attorney, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm’s clients operating in California. After graduating from Berkeley Law in 2011, Jay began his career in Silicon Valley at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. At WSGR, he worked with small and growing tech companies as they negotiated investments, executive hiring/separation, equity incentives and exits. Jay also worked with the venture funds, angels, family offices and banks who made and monitored investments in these companies. In 2016, Jay transitioned to a practice focused on cannabis businesses, first in Santa Rosa and San Francisco, and beginning in 2018, in Los Angeles and Southern California. In the past six (6) years, he has worked with companies operating in throughout California, including Humboldt, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernadino counties. These companies including the entire range of licensees: nursery, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, storefront retail and nonstorefront retail. Jay has worked on both sides of social equity companies in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles.