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About VGR Law Firm, PC

Valerio Romano, admitted to practice law in California and Massachusetts, is an attorney with VGR Law Firm, PC in Boston. In Massachusetts Valerio’s clients include open medical dispensaries, dispensary applicants and registration holders, an independent testing laboratory, a doctor’s office that evaluates patients for the medical use of marijuana, criminal defendants, property owners, and ancillary businesses related to the marijuana industry.  Valerio is a drafter of the successful Question 4 on the November 2016 ballot, the Act to Tax and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts. In 2014 and 2015 Valerio was a lecturer for MCLE in Boston, “Medical Marijuana Meets Massachusetts Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning Law.”  In 2013 and 2014 Valerio was a lecturer for the Cannabis Career Institute explaining the medical use of marijuana program to hopeful business operators. The focus of Valerio’s work is municipal and land use, although Valerio spends significant time on the various business issues related to marijuana businesses including fundraising, taxation, corporate formation and application drafting.  Valerio has worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, state representatives and senators, boards of selectmen, city councils, town managers, mayors, police chiefs, planning boards, and zoning boards to site dispensaries across Massachusetts.

A graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, Valerio started his legal career in California, focusing primarily on criminal defense. He worked with J. Tony Serra, a famous San Francisco attorney and defender of basic human rights. During law school, Valerio clerked at the San Francisco Federal Public Defender’s office, helping supervising attorneys defend federal criminal defendants. Prior to law school, Valerio worked in the IT industry in the Bay Area. He worked as a Unix Administrator for NBC’s internet portal, NBCi and as a network engineer for Internet Service Providers. Valerio is licensed to practice law in California and Massachusetts.

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