Overview

Alanna represents clients on a variety of business law matters. Her experience includes representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture financing transactions, and corporate loan transactions. Although she advises clients across a wide array of industries, Alanna works with many clients operating in the cannabis industry in Ohio as well as in other states, representing these clients on a variety of corporate and real estate transactions, participating in some of the largest M&A deals in the Ohio cannabis market, representing both the selling license holders and acquiring entities, as well as advising them on a diverse set of business-related, regulatory, and compliance issues. Alanna has also advised clients on fund formation and dissolution alternatives. 


Practices

    • Assisted multiple Ohio medical marijuana applicants during the Ohio license application process.
    • Assisted multiple Ohio medical marijuana license holders with transferring their licenses to purchasing entities.
    • Counsel on deal teams for real estate transactions including real estate development acquisitions and the restructuring of real estate and commercial lending transactions.
    • Advised clients and drafted relevant documents relating to general corporate matters, including commercial agreements, equity incentive planning and corporate governance.
    • Counseled clients and served on deal teams for a broad range of corporate transactions, from letter of intent stage through closing, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial financings, private equity and venture financing.
    • Responsible on deal teams for conducting due diligence, drafting disclosure schedules and drafting ancillary deal documents, such as resolutions, officer’s certificates, bills of sale, assignments, etc.
    • Performed research on several topics including health care transactions, including issues related to federal, state and local zoning ordinances; and matters relating to coronavirus’ impact on Force Majeure Clauses and the executive state “stay at home orders.”
  • Education

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2018
    • Centre College, B.A., Anthropology and Sociology, 2015

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

      • The Association for Corporate Growth—Co-Chair, ACG Cup Committee (2021-Present); Co-Chair, YACG Membership Committee (2022-Present)
    • FDCC Ladder Down, Cleveland Program—Class of 2021; LD Cleveland Executive Committee (2022)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member (2018-Present)

    Community Involvement

    • Hathaway Brown Alumnae Council—Member (2019-Present); Chair, Alumnae Weekend (2022)
    • Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA)—Member (2018-Present)
    • Hawken School—Middle School Basketball Head Coach (2017-2018); Varsity Basketball Volunteer (2018-2019)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2022)
    • Barbara Tyler Award for Best Note (2017)
    • Best Brief—Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition (2017)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law — Legal Research and Writing (Spring 2016); Evidence (Fall 2016)
    • "Terms and Conditions with a Specific Focus on Force Majeure Clauses in Today's Environment," (Co-Presenter) Frantz Ward ACC Seminar (August 2022)
    • "When Closely Held Businesses Are Held Too Closely?" Association of Corporate Counsel, Cleveland, OH (August 2021)