Mr. Messina also regularly advises businesses and their executives on a wide range of transactional and employee issues as well as investors, processors, distributors, retailers and cultivators on various aspects of the evolving legal cannabis and hemp industries. He is experienced at the trial and arbitration levels including AAA arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.
During Mr. Messina's tenure at the Firm, he worked in-house part time at a Fortune 500 insurance company, helping that company’s Global Management Liability Insurance team with litigation claims and coverage issues.
He also now serves as an adjunct law school professor, teaching one of the region’s first cannabis law courses.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Messina clerked for the Honorable Deanne M. Wilson in the Superior Court of New Jersey. He then worked as a litigation associate at a national, well-respected firm where he gained extensive experience handling complex commercial, employment, class action, insurance defense and franchise law matters.
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