Nola Weis LLP

HISTORY

David Nola and Daniel Weis have been friends since attending law school in Orange County, California.  Upon entering practice, they began a professional association, assisting and referring legal work to one another, and their eventual partnership became Nola Weis LLP.

Both partners have long track records of individual success within the Orange County and greater Los Angeles business communities.  Daniel and David's respective tenures in commercial investments and alcohol distribution were the catalyst for the firm's focus on corporate transactions related to structuring, compliance, and licensing, as well as, a niche specialization in controlled substances and California cannabis law .

 

OUR TEAM

From Left -   Anton Jensen, David Nola, Sue Park, Daniel Weis

From Left - Anton Jensen, David Nola, Sue Park, Daniel Weis

DANIEL R. WEIS

Partner

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Background & Experience

Daniel specializes in corporate and partnership tax structuring, licensing, regulatory compliance and tax compliance.  He graduated from Whittier Law School with a concentration in business and corporate law.  Driven by the desire to better serve his corporate clients and advance his understanding of tax law, he achieved an advanced law degree, LL.M. in taxation from Boston University, School of Law, a top 5 program. 

He began his career as a litigator at Park Jensen LLP, a high volume business civil litigation firm; however, he soon realized his talent for transactional work after supporting a number of corporate transactions.  Daniel's clients include:  tech startups, real estate developers, small business owners, and cannabis industry professionals. 

Bar Admissions

  • California - SBN 309144

Education

Boston University, School of Law - LL.M. in Taxation

Whittier Law School - J.D., Corporate Law Certificate

University of California, Irvine - B.A. in Design

Activities & Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Whittier Law Alumni Association, Vice President
  • Bureau of Real Estate, Commercial Broker - BRE #01860430

Contact

  • M:  (213) 263-7974
  • F:  (213) 269-4668
  • E:  daniel@nolaweis.com

DAVID L. NOLA

Partner

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Background & Experience

David is a corporate transactional specialist focused on structuring, licensing, corporate compliance,  and contract drafting and review.  Currently, he represents an array of businesses which include:  high-end bars and nightclubs, music agencies, professional musicians and artists, real estate companies, tech entrepreneurs, and players in the emerging cannabis industry. 

David's current transactional practice is the natural result of his previous career in the commercial real estate and mortgage banking industry, and as the owner of Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa; he has been a marketing phenom within Southern California's hospitality and alcohol industries.  David graduated from Whittier Law School with a concentration in business and corporate law. 

Bar Admissions

  • California - SBN 313158

Education

Whittier Law School - J.D.

University of California, Irvine - B.A. in Criminology and Minors in Political Science and Philosophy

Activities & Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Bureau of Real Estate, Commercial Broker

Contact

  • D:  (213) 263-7973
  • F:  (213) 269-4704
  • E:  david@nolaweis.com
 
 

SUE PARK

Of Counsel - Civil Litigation

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Background & Experience

Sue has extensive experience handling complex litigation, including construction defect disputes, construction litigation, professional liability, general liability, business litigation, employment litigation, and personal injury defense in state and federal courts.  She is also experienced in bankruptcy and class action litigation. 

Sue graduated from Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in environmental, land use, and real estate law.  She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John E. Ryan (Ret.) and the Honorable John J. Wilson (Ret.) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Bar Admissions

  • California - SBN 207624

Education

Chapman University, School of Law - J.D.

University of California - B.A.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Active Member

Contact

  • D: (213) 246-3964

  • F: (213) 269-4668

  • E: sue@vicelegal.com

TONY JENSEN

Of Counsel - Civil Litigation

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Background & Experience

Anton "Tony" Jensen has a wealth of experience representing large and small businesses, business owners, and executives in numerous high stakes business disputes in both state and federal court.  Tony has litigated cases in the areas of partnership/breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, insurance coverage and bad faith, employment, consumer fraud, product liability, tax certiorari, intellectual property, and class action litigation.  Tony began his legal career at the internationally recognized firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York, and the Orange County offices of Irell & Manella LLP and Arter & Hadden LLP.  Tony graduated from Harvard University in 1992 and from Harvard Law School in 1996.

Bar Admissions

  • California - SBN 198301

  • New York - SBN 2839595

Education

Harvard Law School - J.D. Cum Laude

Harvard University - B.A.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Active Member

Contact

  • D: (213) 246-3964

  • F: (213) 269-4668

  • E: tony@vicelegal.com

MATTHEW ABRAMS

Associate Attorney

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Background & Experience

Matthew specializes in corporate transactions within the cannabis Industry.  He has been involved in the cannabis industry since 2009, and owned, operated and consulted for numerous dispensaries and cultivation operations.

Matthew is extremely well-versed in the new California cannabis regulations and corresponding tax provisions and assists clients with license applications, corporate formation, and advises on construction and business operational standards.

Matthew graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Illinois and received a B.A. in Political Science and Government from the University of California.  His interest in corporate transactional law within the cannabis space began while assisting on numerous cannabis licensing and real estate acquisitions in Long Beach, California.

Matthew’s legal background, marketing experience and practical understanding of the local cannabis marketplace gives clients an immediate advantage.  Matthew’s clients range from small to medium size businesses and players in the burgeoning cannabis industry in Southern California. 

Bar Admissions

  • California - SBN 263475

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law - J.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara - B.A., Political Science

Activities & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Active Member

Contact

  • D: (213) 269-4823

  • F: (213) 269-4668

  • E: matt@vicelegal.com

 

TARA A. CURRIE

Associate Attorney

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Background & Experience

Tara specializes in intellectual property, entertainment, and contractual matters. She graduated from Whittier Law School, magna cum laude, with a concentration in intellectual property law and served as Lead Article Editor of the Whittier Law Review.

Tara’s interest in cannabis law started when she attended her first Students for a Sensible Drug Policy meeting at Whittier. She continues to stay abreast of the constantly evolving cannabis regulatory landscape. At Vice Legal, Tara has effectively focused both of her specializations in IP and corporate transactions, which enables her to provide cannabis industry clients with quality representation.

Bar Admissions

  • California - SBN 323984

Education

Whittier Law School - J.D. Magna Cum Laude

California State University Fullerton - B.A.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Active Member

  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Active Member

  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Active Member

Contact

  • O: (213) 263 7974

  • F: (213) 269 4668

  • E: tara@vicelegal.com