General Counsel / Grassroots Cannabis

Grassroots Cannabis has exclusively retained Evers Legal to recruit the company’s first General Counsel. The client is based in downtown Chicago and is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the United States.

We will favor candidates who are culturally aligned and passionate about the growth of legal cannabis. We do not expect industry related experience, however. We are seeking a public company in-house attorney who has been in, or is ready for, the GC chair. A corporate transactional orientation is preferred. Securities experience a plus but not required. Leadership, ownership of the role, and adaptability in a fast growth environment will win. Experience within a regulated industry a plus, of course.

The role is broad ranging and requires a self-starter who can help create the position, operate within a very collaborative structure and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will lead on important corporate transactions, implement best practices for supporting daily operations from a legal standpoint, and manage local counsel and experts throughout the country with respect to regulatory matters and helping access new markets.

If interested, please send your resume in confidence to For questions, 312-225-1144. Please note that any inquiries made directly to the client will be routed to Evers Legal Search.