General Counsel, Mary’s Brands
Mr. Provencio joined Mary's Medicinals, LLC and MM Technology Holdings, LLC (“Mary’s”) as its General Counsel in April of 2016 after spending the previous seven years in private practice in New Mexico and Colorado. As General Counsel, Mr. Provencio oversees all legal matters related to the Mary’s Medicinals, Mary’s Nutritionals, Mary’s WholePet lines of cannabis and hemp-derived products, as well as handling all internal legal operations for MM Technology Holdings, LLC and its affiliated companies.
Prior to joining the Mary’s team, Mr. Provencio was an attorney in the Colorado office of Fredericks Peebles & Morgan, LLP (FPM), the nation’s largest Indian law firm. While at FPM, Mr. Provencio counseled Indian tribes and tribal entities on economic development opportunities, internal governance, and tribal sovereignty issues, as well as federal regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Provencio specialized in natural resources and Indian reserved water rights, representing clients in tribal, state, and federal court as well as serving as a speaker on water law issues throughout the country. Mr. Provencio also co-ghost authored a chapter on the future of Indian water settlements for a legal practitioner’s publication on Indian water rights.
A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, Mr. Provencio began his professional legal career at Keleher & McLeod, P.A. in Albuquerque, N.M. There, Mr. Provencio practiced general civil litigation, representing private sector clients on an array of issues.