Genny Kiley practices in California and Oregon, and focuses on business and real estate transactions. She has extensive experience assisting clients with business structuring, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial agreements, real estate acquisitions and leasing.
Genny specializes in representing clients operating in highly regulated industries, including cannabis, psychedelics and alcohol. Her business law background and combined regulatory experience provides a unique perspective when advising clients. She has helped many cannabis businesses navigate state and local cannabis rules and regulations, obtain recreational and medical cannabis licenses, avoid common pitfalls unique to the cannabis industry, and expand into other estates under a patchwork of state and federal laws. In 2021, Genny was selected by her peers as a Super Lawyer in Cannabis Law, a distinction awarded to only 5% of the lawyers in Oregon.
Prior to co-founding Emerge Law Group, Genny practiced at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in its business and corporate group where she assisted with Oregon's Measure 91 campaign legalizing adult-use cannabis in Oregon. She was also adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where she taught a mergers and acquisitions course.
Emerge is a full-service business law firm that represents a wide range of clients, from publicly-traded companies to small family businesses and start-ups.
Emerge is most well known for handling high profile matters that have shaped the law in the cutting edge industries of cannabis and psychedelics. While many firms claim expertise in these areas, few have Emerge’s depth and experience in shaping the laws and successfully representing clients through the dynamic and uncertain stages of new industry. Emerge is also committed to advocacy for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the communities it serves, through actively engaging in impact litigation and pro bono services.