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Dave Rodman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Denver, CO

The Rodman Law Group
600 S. Cherry St, Suite 835
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 720-759-2674
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Cannabis Law, Securities & Corporate Finance, Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

Founder and Managing Partner of The Rodman Law Group, LLC, Dave Rodman represents clients around the world. His practice areas include cannabis law, business law, industrial hemp, corporate formation, FDA compliance, raising capital and securities law compliance, distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) and cryptocurrency, and intellectual property matters. Some representative clients include small businesses, international investment groups, cannabis businesses, industrial hemp ventures, publicly traded companies, and venture capital firms.

During his time as an attorney, Mr. Rodman has represented clients in Colorado, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, California, and Washington State. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Rodman worked in the Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch, and he is one of the only US attorneys who specializes and actively practices in both the DLT/cryptocurrency and cannabis/industrial hemp sectors.

In 2007, Mr. Rodman graduated from Tufts University with a BA in History. After spending time at Merrill Lynch, he attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2013. While in law school, he completed the Corporate and Commercial Law Certificate Program. He was also the Article Editor for The Race to the Bottom, was the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

Mr. Rodman is currently a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the organization's Intellectual Property Law Section, the Entertainment Law Section, the Cannabis Law Section and the Business Law Section. A member of the National Hemp Association, he is also actively involved with the National Cannabis Bar Association and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Cannabis Law
  • 20%Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 10%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Securities Law, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Dave Rodman

First Admitted: 2013, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://therodmanlawgroup.com/dave-rodman/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • MAPS Legal Network, Member
  • Psychedelic Bar Association - Founding Member, 2021
  • Member, Washington State Bar
  • The National Hemp Association
  • International Cannabis Bar Association
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
  • Admitted Colorado Bar, 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Section, Cannabis Law Section, Entertainment Law Section and IP Law Section
  • Member, Colorado State Bar
  • Admitted to Washington State Bar, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Denver University
  • 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super lawyers, 2021
  • 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Regulation A+, the JOBS Act, and Public Offering Lite” Denver University Law Review Online (2013), Denver University
  • Senior Articles Editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Denver University
  • Articles Editor for The Race to the Bottom, Denver University

Educational Background

  • B.A. History Tufts University, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certificate Holder in Corporate and Commercial Law, Denver University Sturm College of Law, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Selected to provide oral testimony at FDA hearing on Cannabidiol, 2019

Videos

  • A discussion about the legal implications and regulatory concerns related to all things cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (“DeFi“) with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano of the Pomp Podcast . More specifically, Dave and Pomp covered crypto’s regulatory environment, DeFi’s future, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (“DAOs“) and what to look out for as the law slowly catches up to the innovation taking place in the blockchain space., Law in the Decentralized World, Blockchain, Cryptocurency, Decentralized Finance, 2021
  • David Rodman joined Penn State Dickinson Law School Professor Tonya Evans to discuss the array of legal implications that potential NFTs should consider. Among the issues discussed, Mr. Rodman and Prof. Evans focus on NFTs’ relationship with artists in the music industry in specific, problems like separating NFT from the underlying token, how new uses will trigger a wave of artists revisiting their contractual rights, and IRS tax implications., The Legal Implications of NFTs, Entertainment Law, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, NFTs, 2021
  • Dave joined Diana Chen and Matt Gould to discuss some of the biggest challenges he sees to the widespread adoption of crypto and blockchain. In a wide ranging discussion they covered numerous examples of how blockchain and cryptocurrency are impacted (and may be more impacted) by different areas of the law including IP issues, securities law, the BSA and more. The conversation also touched on the concerns surrounding hate speech and other nefarious or illegal activity and how the decentralized web could hinder society's ability to deal with these issues., Crypto's Legal Challenges with Dave Rodman from The Rodman Law Group, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Finance, Fintech, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Blockchain
  • Cannabis Industrial Hemp
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Fintech
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Office Location for Dave Rodman

600 S. Cherry St
Suite 835
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 720-759-2674

Last Updated: 6/16/2022

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