The entire team at the Cannabis Legal Group is dedicated to providing our clients professional and quality legal assistance in all aspects of representation. We are all dedicated to ensuring that every matter runs as smoothly and professionally as possible.
Seasoned and widely respected lawyer Salam Elia is Michigan’s pre-eminent attorney specializing in Business Law. Ms. Elia approach is tailored to meet each client’s specific needs and concerns. Whether it is starting a business, business formation, and management, mergers, acquisitions or sales, real estate, or municipal law, Ms. Elia understands the needs of the modern business and knows how to address your legal concerns to help you take care of your cannabis business.
Ms. Elia received her Juris Doctorate with honors, from the Michigan State University College of Law and received a bachelor’s degree with honors in both Political Science and in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.
Kate is the firm’s Director of Operations. She is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s operations including client financial accounts, accounts payable, planning, and human resources. If there is a client or vendor that has a question regarding the status of an account, please contact Kate.
Brianna is the Cannabis Legal Group Paralegal. She began her legal career at Howard & Howard Law Firm where she assisted attorneys and paralegals with business and commercial litigation matters in an administrative assistant role. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hope College and is certified in Paralegal Studies from Oakland Community College. Brianna is responsible for client relations, managing attorney calendars, and works to ensure research and document support are carried out effectively and efficiently for our cannabis clients.
Kali is our Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for firm intake, scheduling appointments, managing attorney calendars and assisting with cases files and office management. Kali is a tremendous asset to the firm and are happy to have her on the team. If you need assistance in scheduling an appointment, have questions regarding our firm or need help with your case, please contact Kali.
Simon Gumma brings more than 17 years of financial, tax, accounting and business consulting experience to the Cannabis Legal Group. As a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountanting Information Management and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Simon has diverse experience within the private, public accounting and government sectors. This includes experience at Deloitte, Pulte Homes and as a Managing Partner. Simon even served 2 terms as President of Village of Caseville (1999-2002). His passion and dedication is in helping small businesses grow and obtain wealth and success.
The firm owns its own executive vehicle and David is it’s driver. David has been employed by the firm full time since May 2016. His responsibilities include transportation services to the attorneys and is available for clients in need. David also provides item and document delivery. The services that David provides are indispensable and allow the attorneys to be more productive in their travel time to and from court’s all across the State of Michigan.
Sydney Fairman is the Social Media Marketing Specialist for the Law Offices of Barton Morris and Cannabis Legal Group. Sydney has a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and minor in Journalism from Central Michigan University. While in college, Sydney was an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and held various internship, extracurricular and part-time positions. Previously a Marketing Associate from Gale, a Cengage Company, Sydney comes to us with fresh ideas, positive outlook and a unique skill set in writing, public relations, social media, marketing, graphic design and more.