Join Mohave Cannabis Co. General Counsel Sara Presler and Compliance Director Mike Trowbridge as they guide you through the current status of cannabis regulations and compliance issues in Arizona, explain what a cannabis law practice involves including how to better align your practice expertise within this emerging industry, and share real-life ethics lessons to guide you.
Sara Presler, General Counsel, Mohave Cannabis Co.*
Mike Trowbridge, Compliance Director, Mohave Cannabis Co.
*Also serving as a panelist
Sara Rose Presler, Sara Presler, Attorney
Sara Presler is an attorney and strategic leader in the cannabis industry. Mohave Cannabis Co. is home base where Sara serves as General Counsel for this multi-state operator engaged in cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail operations. Following three public service clerkships and low-income legal clinical experience, Sara’s career launched as a public defender and as an adjunct law instructor at Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. Then, Sara was twice elected Mayor of Flagstaff, Arizona and was the youngest person and first woman in that office. She’s since served as General Counsel for a global wind turbine company and CEO of a privately held medical company. Sara was selected as CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women and guided the nonprofit to earn a landmark grant from the NFL Foundation then strategically partner with the Arizona Community Foundation. Her interests include teaching, raising awareness about autism, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights.
Mike Trowbridge is an attorney and the Director of Compliance for Mohave Cannabis Co. Mike joined Mohave Cannabis Co. in December 2020, just in time to see the rollout of Arizona's Adult Use program. Prior to this, Mike worked as a litigation associate at Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann, focusing on construction defect and insurance defense cases, and worked as an Attorney-Advisor and decision writer for the Social Security Administration at the Phoenix hearing office. Mike graduated 2nd in his class at Arizona Summit Law School and was admitted to the Arizona bar in June 2014, after successfully passing the 'early' bar exam in his 3L year of law school. After graduating, Mike had a wonderful year clerking for Judge Patricia K. Norris at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and is a magnet enthusiast.