FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce that Amy T. Margolis will be joining the firm as a shareholder in the firm's new Portland, Oregon office set to open in January 2017. The addition of Ms. Margolis, along with attorneys Sara Bateman and Kristin Stanckiewicz, will expand the firm's Cannabis Law practice group and the firm's footprint across the United States. Ms. Margolis' primary practice areas include licensing, compliance and administrative law work in the cannabis industry, as well as representation of clients charged with crimes in both state and federal court. Ms. Margolis is the founder of the Oregon Cannabis PAC and the Oregon Cannabis Association, which is the largest professional cannabis association in the state of Oregon. In addition, she is deeply engaged in policy work, frequently testifies at the Oregon legislature and before local governments on issues surrounding cannabis. She has also led two lobbying trips to Washington D.C. "I am thrilled to be joining Greenspoon Marder as they grow their national cannabis practice" said Ms. Margolis. "Having represented clients in the cannabis movement and industry for more than fifteen years, I am excited to partner with a firm that has deep bench of experience with heavily regulated industries coupled with a commitment to cannabis reform." Greenspoon Marder is one of the first firms of its size with a dedicated team of attorneys servicing the $5.4 billion adult use and medicinal cannabis market. As of November 8th, twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. have currently legalized cannabis and medical marijuana in some form.