Bryan Bergman is a partner at Nolan Heimann LLP and an attorney whose passion for helping businesses thrive in complex environments led him to begin working with the California cannabis industry and ancillary businesses and investors in 2015.
Bryan’s career boasts an impressive array of accomplishments. In recognition of his expertise in the cannabis industry, he is an executive officer of the Cannabis Section and a member of the Cannabis Policy Subcommittee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has also served as an officer and on the Board of Directors of prestigious nonprofit organizations, including the Southern California Coalition. Additionally, he is affiliated with the Cannabis Travel Association International and the International Cannabis Bar Association. As a respected industry expert, Bryan has been a featured speaker at various events and podcasts, has been published multiple times, and also regularly teaches certified Continuing Legal Education courses on a variety of corporate, legal, and cannabis topics for many industry leaders such as the National Seminar Institute, National Business Institute, MyLawCLE, and Pincus Professional. He is also a faculty member of Oaksterdam University and is a member of the Los Angeles County’s pro-bono panel assisting social equity applicants.
Not only has Bryan closed many multimillion-dollar transactions, he has also submitted the number-one ranked written application for merit-based applications in multiple cities and otherwise regularly assisted operators with compliance and licensing. Bryan is a trusted advisor who ensures his clients receive help wherever it is needed, even when he cannot personally directly provide such services.
Since joining the cannabis industry, Bryan has never looked back and remains committed to serving his clients with his expertise. For him, approaching challenges with a creative mindset is a core principle to his problem-solving approach and reflects his dedication to delivering innovative solutions to his clients. When Bryan looks forward, he sees immense opportunities for the burgeoning convergence of monetizing the intersection of out-of-home consumption and immersive experiences, music, and other forms of entertainment. “Cultivator tours, tourism, experiential opportunities, just a general business ecosystem between non-plant touching and plant-touching businesses – the possibilities are very exciting.”
His experience with multiple industries, litigation, and dealmakers outside of cannabis allows him to creatively and holistically approach client issues that don’t always necessarily get spotted by others. When offering advice to clients, Bryan goes beyond addressing the reason for their call – he strives to find opportunities to enhance the profitability of their existing business by facilitating collaborations with other businesses and creating synergies. For Bryan, approaching challenges with a creative mindset is a core principle of his problem-solving approach and reflects his dedication to delivering innovative solutions to his clients.
Bryan’s extensive experience and expertise in cannabis and many other industries have led to an impressive track record in helping businesses and investors thrive in complex and ever-changing environments, serving a diverse portfolio of clients, including investors, real estate firms, distributors, manufacturers, startups, and more. Taking great pride in providing valuable strategic guidance, he assists his clients in successfully navigating the complexities of transactional opportunities throughout the life cycle of businesses.
At the forefront of dealmaking in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry, Bryan’s extensive experience positions him as a leading expert in out-of-home consumption and entertainment and also positions him as an excellent and valued advisor of businesses regardless of industry.