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Matthew Ginder


Matthew Ginder is Partner in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder.  Mr. Ginder represents various cannabis and hemp related businesses where he assists in many areas of the industry, including licensing, regulatory and compliance, and business transactions. He also represents ancillary businesses who provide products or services to the cannabis industry and advises individuals, investors, lenders, startups, and large corporations on direct and indirect participation in state-legal cannabis markets.  Mr. Ginder serves on the Legal Committee of the Florida Hemp Council. In 2016, Mr. Ginder co-founded a nonprofit organization called the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR), which advocates on behalf of cannabis related businesses in Florida.  He also represents the firm as a founding member of the National Cannabis Roundtable chaired by former House Speaker John Boehner.  In 2018, Mr. Ginder was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Cannabis Attorneys You Should Know” by mg Magazine, and is ranked in the Chambers & Partners USA guide in the “Cannabis Law: Eastern United States” category. He is frequently sought after to comment on the medical marijuana and hemp markets and has been quoted extensively in several well-known publications, including Fortune, Reuters, Sun-Sentinel, and Law360 to name a few.

Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Mr. Ginder worked for a national law firm where he focused his practice on defending broker-dealers and registered representatives in securities related cases filed in federal and state courts, as well as FINRA arbitration proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Ginder represented individuals and entities in commercial disputes involving real estate, investments, and construction.

While in law school, Mr. Ginder clerked for two global law firms where he assisted in the practice of estate planning and commercial litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, cum laude
  • B.G.S., Indiana University

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Florida Hemp Council, Legal Committee
  • Cannabis Law Journal, Editorial Board

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Cannabis 2024: Bold Predictions & Lessons Learned,” webinar, Cannabis Lab, January 25, 2024
  • Speaker, “Will Florida Get to Vote on Adult Use?” Cannabis Business Association, Webinar, November 16, 2023
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Industry Finances & Legal Update” Jewish Federation of Broward County, April 20, 2021
  • Speaker, “Practical Business and Legal Considerations,” Dade County Bar Association’s (DCBA) A Review of Florida’s Cannabis Laws Event, February 26, 2020
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Law” Panel, South Florida Banking Institute Event, February 19, 2020
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Stocks: Back Down to Reality? What Investors Should Know About Cannabis Stocks In 2020,” NobleCon, February 17, 2020
  • Speaker,  “Legislative Updates & Regulations in Cannabis, Hemp & CBD,” Cannabis LAB Event, February 13, 2020
  • Speaker, Kahner Global Cannabis Private Investment Summit, February 11, 2020
  • Speaker, “Health Care” Panel, Florida Priorities Summit, November 19, 2019
  • Speaker, “Legislative Updates: What Is Working In Different States,” CLAB’s 4th Annual Cannabis Law and Business Conference, October 28, 2019
  • Speaker, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development CLE, October 3, 2019
  • Speaker, “Hemp, CBD & Marijuana with a Perspective on Banking,” Community Bank Executive Forum, September 19, 2019
  • Speaker, “Florida Cannabis Update,” Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance’s International Action Team Meeting, June 2019
  • Speaker, “An Overview of the Legal Marijuana Industry,” Cannabis Private Investment Summit, February 26, 2019
  • Speaker, “Marijuana Midterms: Effects on Cannabis Companies in Florida and Federal Possibilities,” Cannabis LAB Conference, November 7, 2018
  • Speaker, “Navigating Opportunities in the Florida Green Rush,” Sup-X: The Startup Expo, July, 28, 2018
  • Speaker, “How Medical Practices Can Prepare from a Legal and Compliance Standpoint to Offer Cannabis to Their Patients,” Florida Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Annual Conference, June 21, 2018
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Industry and Its Impact on South Florida,” JFBC Mega Networking Event, June 5, 2018
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Legalization and the Waterfall Effect: How Each State Impacts the Next,” National Law Journal Webinar, April 18, 2018
  • Speaker, “MMTC’s: Issues, Restrictions, Timelines & More,” Florida For Care Spring Policy Conference, April 18, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Legal Marijuana Industry in the U.S.,” Cannabis Private Investment Summit, February 21, 2018
  • Speaker, “Why Florida?,” Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference East, January 23, 2018
  • Speaker, “Overview of Federal and Florida Marijuana Laws,” United Way of Broward’s Tocqueville Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Speaker, “2018 Legislative/Department of Health Update and New MMTC Applications – What Attorneys Need To Know,” Cannabis Law, Accounting and Business Conference & Expo, October 26, 2017
  • Speaker, “Licensing,” Broward County Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Convention, October 20, 2017
  • Speaker, “Florida Cannabis Update,”  Broward Section of the American Planning Association’s Legislative Luncheon, August 2, 2017
  • Panelist, “Legal Areas of Practice Affected by Cannabis Law,” Palm Beach County Bar Association Cannabis Law Summit, April 20, 2017
  • Panelist, “The International Exportation Marketplace – Trends for the Coming Year” Cannatech, March 20, 2017
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Legalization and the Waterfall Effect: How Each State Impacts the Next,” National Law Journal Webinar, February 16, 2017
  • Speaker, “Cannabis Issues at the State and Local Government Level,” Democrat Young Professionals Luncheon, January 12, 2017
  • Moderator, “Focus on Election Updates, Challenges and Regulations in Florida,” Legal Learning Series Cannabis Law and Business Conference, November 4, 2016
  • Panelist, “The Future of Medical Marijuana in Florida,” United For Care Final Policy Conference, September 16, 2016


  • Cannabis Law Report, “Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers,” 2023-2024
  • Chambers and Partners, “Cannabis Law: Eastern United States” 2021-2023
  • National Law Journal, “Cannabis Trailblazer,” 2022
  • Chambers & Partners, “Cannabis Law: Corporate/Transactional,” 2019-2020
  • mg Magazine, “Powerful Cannabis Attorney,” 2018


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