Hilzer joins Stevens & Lee as co-chair of cannabis practice group

Gregg Hilzer has joined Stevens & Lee, where he will serve as co-chair of the firm’s cannabis practice.

Hilzer, who will be a shareholder, will be working out of the firm’s Princeton office.

Hilzer brings experience in providing defense in white-collar criminal investigations, prosecutions and matters involving allegations of fraud, commercial bribery and violations of the False Claim Act. He also represents financial institutions, multinational corporations, public entities, closely held businesses and individuals in complex litigation matters before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.

Stevens & Lee CEO William Thornton Jr. is excited about the experience and skills he will bring to the firm.

“We are very pleased to welcome Gregg and his multifaceted practice to our firm,” Thornton said. “He is one of the most experienced and innovative cannabis lawyers in the Northeast and advises both operators and investors in this rapidly growing area.”

Hilzer has guided cannabis clients through the licensing process for both medical and adult-use in New Jersey and New York, and has worked on numerous financial transactions for both operators and investors in the cannabis space.

Hilzer joins Stevens & Lee from Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., where he was a partner. Prior to that, Hilzer was of counsel at Scarinci Hollenbeck.

Prior to his career in private practice, Hilzer served as law clerk to David Rand in the Morris County Superior Court. He earned his LL.M. from Fordham University School of Law, his J.D. from Penn State Dickinson School of Law and his B.A. from Lehigh University.