Ted Kirsch



Ted is a regulatory and transactional attorney, focused on the legal cannabis business. His cannabis practice spans a multitude of legal concentrations but is primarily focused on transactional and regulatory matters. Ted has created a proprietary state-by-state legal survey, outlining each state’s licensing procedures and how one should approach winning a license in each state.

Throughout his career, Ted has facilitated and advised companies, both large and small, in the cannabis industry through mergers and acquisitions. Ted previously worked directly with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to create a summary of the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS), as a means of providing guidance to Canadian clients desiring access to the US public equities markets, in the simplest and least expensive manner possible. He has also crafted countless non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) on behalf of his clients.

Ted leverages this regulatory background to advise individuals and Multi-State Operators (MSOs) on how to create license applications for a wide range of cannabis businesses. He has also worked with federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create compliant solutions for his clients in the CBD market.

Ted and the co-founder of Terra Tech Corp. previously created LIV Solutions as a cannabis license acquisition vehicle and consulting business. During his time at LIV Solutions, Ted served the company’s Chief Operating Officer and focused his work on applications for dispensary and cultivation licenses, and providing legal, regulatory, and strategic business advice to a variety of cannabis operators. Ted helped clients develop every aspect of their business, from marketing and branding, to writing compliant standard operating procedures for potential dispensaries.

Ted also previously worked for a renowned law firm in Chicago where he focused his practice on complex real estate transactions and land-use. He became the firm’s leading zoning associate. His work in complex real estate transactions, have made Ted highly skilled in navigating the complex web of state, local and federal legal schemes. Ted utilizes these skills to achieve the best and most cost-efficient result possible for each client.

Representative Matters

Examples of Ted's significant experience include:

  • Representation a California dispensary operator in creating a new dispensary concept to serve as an application template for current and future dispensary licenses.
  • Representation of a cannabis financial services company seeking to implement blockchain payments across many western states. 
  • Representation of a client seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state approval for establishing CBD as a food and beverage additive.
  • Representation of multiple cannabis industry clients facing complex zoning issues.

Memberships & Activities

Chicago Bar Association

Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation

Ted Kirsch


​The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – College of Law, J.D.

The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Illinois (All Illinois State Courts)

Illinois Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Practice Areas

Cannabis Law Group
Real Estate
M&A Advisory work
M&A Due Diligence
Contract Negotiation and Drafting
New Entity Formation
Zoning Law

Contact Address

Office: New York

Phone: (212) 398-9026
Ext: 585

Fax: (212) 930-9725

Email: tkirsch@srf.law

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