Extensive experience in compliance and litigation

Alicia Ashcraft, ESQ. - Co-Founder & Managing PartnerAshcraftA@AshcraftBarr.com

Alicia Ashcraft is co-founder and the managing partner at Ashcraft & Barr, LLP. She is an experienced transactional, corporate and administrative law attorney whose practice encompasses complex commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, administrative law and regulatory compliance.

In her practice, Alicia represents privately owned businesses, publicly traded companies, and nonprofit corporations, focused on highly regulated industries such as gaming, liquor, transportation services, and cannabis businesses. Since 2013, Alicia has almost exclusively focused her practice on representing marijuana businesses through all phases of operation – licensing, land use, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, finance, and mergers & acquisitions.

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Alicia has represented corporate and business clients in Nevada for the past 20 years before a multitude of agencies and municipalities. Her experience includes assisting clients with navigating regulatory and governmental processes to actualize their entrepreneurial vision. She previously served as the Chair of the State Bar of Nevada, Administrative Law Section for 5 years.

In addition, Alicia has significant experience in a variety of commercial transactions, from start-ups, through initial financing, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, land use and licensing.
Alicia speaks and lectures frequently on issues affecting businesses in the cannabis industry and for other professionals representing such businesses. These topics include fundamentals of regulatory compliance in Nevada, required training for establishment agents working in such businesses, and ethical rules and considerations for professionals working with industry operators.

Education

• Seattle University, School of Law (cum laude) (J.D., 1999)
• Greenville College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1992)

Admissions

• Nevada
• U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
• U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada
• U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

• State Bar of Nevada
• Chair, State of Nevada, Administrative Law Section (2008-2011, 2013)
• International Cannabis Bar Association

Charitable and Civic Involvement

• Honor Flight Southern Nevada

Accolades

• Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney (2019), Super Lawyers®
• AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (2013-present)
• Nevada Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2013)
• Super Lawyers®, Nevada Rising Star (2008)
• Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate (2005)

Services and Industries

• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Corporate Governance
• Regulatory Compliance
• Outside Counsel
• Gaming
• Liquor
• Transportation
• Cannabis
• Hemp



Jeffrey Barr, ESQ. - Co-Founder and PartnerBarrJ@AshcraftBarr.com

Jeffrey Barr is a co-founder and partner at Ashcraft & Barr, LLP,</span> and heads the commercial litigation, government relations and civil rights practices of our firm. Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in commercial transactions and litigation. Prior to forming Ashcraft & Barr LLP, Jeff was the City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas.

Before law school, Jeff was a registered emergency medical technician (EMT). He recently authored a Nevada CLE on Taxation of Medical Marijuana Businesses.  He earned a BA and MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated magna cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law.

In 2015, the Nevada Attorney General selected Jeff as co-facilitator of his office transition.

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Notable cases: Curley v. City of N. Las Vegas (9th Cir. 2014); Flamingo Paradise Gaming, LLC v. Chanos (2009); and Sinotes-Cruz v. Gonzales, 468 F. 3d 1190, (9th Cir. 2006). Representative clients: Adam Laxalt, Nevada Attorney General, and Legacy X.

Jeff is also a founding member of the St. Thomas More Society.

Education

  • Seattle University, School of Law (magna cum laude) (J.D., 1999)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas  (M.B.A., Economics and Finance, 1996)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.A., Political Science, 1992)

Admissions

  • Nevada
  • Washington
  • S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Thomas More Society
  • National Cannabis Bar Association

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Parish President

Accolades

  • Top Rated Appellate Attorney (2019), Super Lawyers®
  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (2013-present)
  • Super Lawyers®, Mountain States Superlawyers (2017-2019)
  • Nevada Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2013-2018)

Services and Industries

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Civil Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Cannabis
  • Hemp

 



Patricia Warnock, ESQ. - Of CounselWarnockP@AshcraftBarr.com

Patricia Warnock, is of counsel at Ashcraft & Barr LLP, serving the firm’s clients in the licensing and regulatory compliance practice groups.  Patty focuses her practice on municipal licensing and compliance training in both the Nevada cannabis and hemp industries.

Patty has served the legal community since 1988, having attained degrees in paralegal studies (AA), business management (BS), and law (JD).  Her experience has spanned a variety of civil, criminal and regulatory matters.  Patty’s practice at Ashcraft & Barr LLP is focused on licensing, business law and regulatory compliance, serving the Nevada cannabis and hemp industries. She also practices traffic law, including warrants and minor criminal matters.

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Education

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • University of Phoenix (BS, 2012)
  • Macomb Community College (A.A., 1988)

Admissions

  • Nevada
  • S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Nevada

 

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Community Service Program (Immigration)

Accolades

  • CALI Award in Transactional Practice, Civil Litigation II, Legal Writing and Advocacy (Employment Law), Constitutional Law 1, and Professional Responsibilities
  • Governmental Extern for City of North Las Vegas City Attorney Office (two semesters)
  • Dean’s List Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015

Services and Industries

  • Business Law
  • Licensing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Cannabis
  • Hemp


Michael A. Quebbemann, ESQ. - Associate Attorney • QuebbemannM@AshcraftBarr.com

Michael Quebbemann is an associate attorney at Ashcraft & Barr LLP, focusing his practice in the firm’s commercial transactions and corporate governance practice areas. Michael works primarily with the firm’s clients in highly regulated industries, and specifically in the cannabis industry.

Michael  has a significant transactional experience and works primarily with the firm’s clients in the Nevada cannabis industry to help potential and current license-holders navigate the State’s complicated regulatory framework. His practice includes mergers, acquisitions, and other commercial transactions, including corporate guidance for Nevada and national businesses, contract drafting and review, and real estate matters.

Prior to joining Ashcraft & Barr LLP, Michael worked for U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, assisting clients of the bank in the formation, operation, and occasional liquidation of mutual funds and other exchange-traded products.  His background in the finance industry, as well as experience working with regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, provide Michael with a unique perspective in working with clients.

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Education

  • Marquette University (J.D., 2015)
  • University of Minnesota (B.A., 2012)

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Activities

  • Clark County Bar Association

Services and Industries

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cannabis

 



Michelle T. Harrell - Paralegal • HarrellM@Ashcraftbarr.com

Michelle Harrell is a paralegal in Ashcraft & Barr LLP’s corporate governance and commercial litigation practice groups. Michelle’s 23 year history of experience in the law is a tremendous asset to our firm’s client services. She is knowledgeable about many aspects of corporate and business formation and licensing, as well as supporting the firm’s litigation practice.

Prior to joining Ashcraft & Barr LLP, Michelle was a paralegal in the city attorney’s office for the City of North Las Vegas, where she specialized in employment law & litigation, civil forfeitures, and civil defense litigation

Michelle is proficient in Microsoft applications, Adobe DC, Odyssey and Pacer.

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Education

  • 2004 – Blackstone Career Institute – Legal Assistant/ Paralegal Degree
  • 2012 – Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal Studies Degree

Professional Activities

  • 2012 – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Notary Public
  • Previous member of NALA Paralegal Association

Background

Before joining Ashcraft & Barr, Michelle was a paralegal for the North Las Vegas City Attorney’s office.



Janelle E. Jenkins - Paralegal • GraftJ@Ashcraftbarr.com

Janelle Jenkins is a paralegal in Ashcraft & Barr LLP’s commercial transactions and regulatory compliance practice groups. Focusing on marijuana establishments, Janelle brings over 5 years of legal industry experience to her role in supporting firm lawyers. She is well-versed in many aspects of the marijuana industry’s requirements for regulatory compliance and works hand-in-hand with local and state regulatory officials, addressing the needs of the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Ashcraft & Barr LLP, Janelle performed audits for the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, making her an asset to the transactional and regulatory compliance teams. 

Janelle is also proficient in Microsoft applications, Adobe DC, and QuickBooks.

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Education

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Paralegal Certificate, 2017)

Professional Activities

  • Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association, Inc.

Background

Before joining Ashcraft & Barr, Janelle was a regional manager for Regus.





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