Matthew Ginder | Senior Counsel | Marijuana lawyer

Matthew Ginder

Senior Counsel

Matthew Ginder is senior counsel in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder.  Mr. Ginder represents various cannabis related businesses assisting in many areas of the industry, including licensing, regulatory and compliance, and business transactions.  He also represents individuals and entities interested in investing in state legal cannabis businesses.  Mr. Ginder co-founded and manages a nonprofit organization called the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR), which advocates on behalf of cannabis related businesses in Florida.  He is frequently sought after to comment on the medical marijuana market and has been quoted extensively in several well-known publications, including Fortune, Reuters, 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.

Court Admissions

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

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


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

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Cannabis Law Journal, Editorial Board

Speaking Engagements

  • 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


  • mg Magazine, “Powerful Cannabis Attorney,” 2018


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