Attorney, Emerge Law Group
Genny Kiley focuses her practice on business and corporate transactional law. She has extensive experience assisting clients with business structuring, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, and commercial loan transactions.
Genny also specializes in franchise law and alcohol regulatory law. Her business and regulatory background provides a unique perspective when advising clients in the cannabis industry. Genny serves as chair of Emerge’s Cannabis Compliance and Licensing practice group. She has helped many cannabis businesses navigate state and local marijuana rules and regulations, obtain recreational and medical marijuana licenses, and avoid common pitfalls unique to the cannabis industry.
Prior to co-founding Emerge Law Group, Genny served as Senior Counsel at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., one of Oregon’s largest firms. Genny was also an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where she taught a mergers and acquisitions course.
Professional and Community Activities
Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Secretary and Executive Committee Member
Cannabis Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Member
National Cannabis Bar Association, Member
Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member and Past Board Member
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Member
NCIA Regulatory and Compliance Committee, Member
We Love Clean Rivers, Board Member
Cannabis Business Executive, 2017 CBE 75 Most Important Women
Huffington Post, These 10 Women Entrepreneurs Are Smoking The Marijuana Industry, November 4, 2015
Admitted to Practice
Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Law Certificate Corporate Transactions (2005)
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts (2001)