Matt Ginder

Senior Counsel- Greenspoon Marder

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
Practice Areas
  • Cannabis
  • Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group
  • Hospitality, Alcohol & Leisure Industry Group
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Cannabis Law Journal, Editorial Board
Speaking Engagements
  • 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
  • Author, “It’s Not All Oranges in Florida: Citizens Will Vote in November to Broaden the Sunshine State’s Limited Medical Cannabis
  • Law,” Cannabis Law Journal, September 1, 2016
  • Author, “Florida Medical Marijuana Update,” Greenspoon Marder Client Alert, October 2016
In the News
  • Quoted, “Florida’s Cannabis Market Holds Promise of Bright Future,” Real Money, August 08, 2018
  • Quoted, “Advice For Entrepreneurs, ‘Green Rush’ Opportunities Heard at SUP-X Startup Expo in Fort Lauderdale,” Sun Sentinel, July 26, 2018
  • Quoted, “Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens South Florida Offices,” South Florida Business Journal, July 12, 2018
  • Quoted, “Fla. Gov. Asked to Drop Smokable Med. Marijuana Appeal,” Law360, May 31, 2018
  • Featured, “Medical Cannabis,” First Coast Connect, May 29, 2018
  • Quoted, “How to Invest in Cannabis,”, May 23, 2018
  • Featured, “The Latest On Medical Marijuana in Florida,” South Florida Business Journal, January 4, 2018
  • Quoted, “Tempered Growth in Florida,” Marijuana Business Daily, August 4, 2017
  • Featured, “Cfn Media Interviews Greenspoon Marder,” 420Meta, July 10, 2017
  • Quoted, “What Happened at This Year’s NJ Business Daily Expo?”, June 7, 2017
  • Quoted, “Legislation Could Ease Litigation On Fla. Medical Pot Laws,” Law360, May 17, 2017
  • Quoted, “As Florida Debates Medical Cannabis Rules, Some CBD Firms Already Selling Full-Strength MMJ,” Marijuana Business Daily, May 8, 2017
  • Quoted, “How Israel Plans to Get Into the $50 Billion Medical Marijuana Market,” Fortune, March 23, 2017
  • Featured, “Israeli Medical Cannabis Firms Aim For New High,” Reuters, March 23.2017
  • Quoted, “Public Hearing On Medical Marijuana Shows Support For Broader Market,” South Florida Business Journal, February 8, 2017
  • Quoted, “Florida On Path to Implement Medical Cannabis Legalization,” Cannabis Industry Journal, February 8, 2017
  • Quoted, “Senate Bill Aims At A Freer Medical Marijuana Market,” Florida Watchdog, February 8, 2017
  • Quoted, “Work Expands for Florida Law Firms on Medical Marijuana Bandwagon,” Daily Business Review, February 8, 2017
  • Quoted, “On A Roll: John Morgan, Others On Fate of Florida’s Medical Marijuana,” Orlando Business Journal, November 8, 2016
  • Quoted, “Fla. Medical Marijuana Measure May Boost Business For Firms,” Law360, October 25, 2016
  • Florida’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Regulations — The Basics
  • Counties and Municipalities are Grappling with How to Regulate Dispensaries under Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Law
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorney Matthew Ginder Featured Speaker at the Cannabis Law, Accounting and Business Program
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorney Matthew Ginder Featured Panelist at Sup-X: The Startup Expo
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorney Matthew Ginder Featured Speaker at Florida Medical Group Management Association
  • Greenspoon Marder Senior Counsel Matthew Ginder Featured Speaker at the Jewish Federation of Broward County’s Mega Networking Event
  • Greenspoon Marder and The National Law Journal to Host Cannabis Legalization Webinar
  • Greenspoon Marder Hosts the Cannabis Private Investment Summit
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports The Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference East (ICÑ)
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorney Matthew Ginder Speaker At United Way Of Broward’s Tocqueville Tuesday
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports the Broward County Bar Association’s 2017 Bench & Bar Convention
  • Greenspoon Marder Hosts the American Planning Association’s (APA) Legislative Luncheon in Broward
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Summit
  • Greenspoon Marder and The National Law Journal To Host Cannabis Legalization Webcast
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys to be Featured Speakers at the Democrat Young Professionals Luncheon
  • Greenspoon Marder Hosts the United For Care Final 2016 Policy Conference
  • Greenspoon Marder Sponsors the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Join the Editorial Board of The Cannabis Law Journal
  • Greenspoon Marder Hosts the Cannabis Private Investment Summit Florida