Founding Partners

  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

    More than 800 attorneys strong, Wilson Elser serves clients of all sizes, across multiple industries and around the world. Wilson Elser has 37 strategically located offices in the United States and one in London. It is also a founding member of Legalign Global, a close alliance of four of the world’s leading insurance law firms, created to assist companies doing business internationally. This depth and scale has made it one of the nation’s most influential law firms, ranked in the Am Law 200 and 53rd in The National Law Journal’s NLJ 500.


  • CannGen Insurance Services/Next Wave

    CannGen Insurance Services, LLC “CannGen,” a subsidiary of Next Wave Insurance Services, was launched to provide insurance solutions to the cannabis and hemp industry exclusively. CannGen operates as a Managing General Underwriter with offices in San Diego and Rancho Cordova, CA.

    The firm offers independent insurance agents and brokers a broad range of commercial products to serve the cannabis and hemp industry. In addition, our staff works closely with our registered producers to train them on this emerging market. As evidence of our commitment to provide education, our firm is the only Cannabis Continuing Education (CE) Courses provider for insurance professionals.


  • Cannasure Insurance Services

    In 2010, we started Cannasure with the single goal of helping legal marijuana businesses secure insurance products at a reasonable cost. For almost a decade, we’ve remained a trusted expert and leading insurance provider in the cannabis and hemp industry.


  • AAIS

    Established in 1936, AAIS serves the Property & Casualty insurance industry as the only national nonprofit advisory organization governed by its Member insurance carriers. AAIS delivers tailored, modern advisory solutions including best-in-class policy forms, rating information and data management capabilities for commercial lines, inland marine, farm & agriculture and personal lines insurers. Its consultative approach, unrivaled customer service and cutting-edge technical capabilities underscore a focused commitment to the success of its Members.
    AAIS also serves as the administrator of openIDL, the insurance industry’s regulatory blockchain, providing unbiased governance within existing insurance regulatory frameworks. For more information about AAIS, please visit www.aaisonline.com or speak with an AAIS Advisor.

  • Merlinos & Associates, Inc.

    Merlinos & Associates is a leading actuarial consulting firm providing expert insurance and risk advice to insurers/reinsurers, managing general agencies, captive insurers, risk retention groups, self-insured entities, regulators, law firms, audit firms, brokers, agencies, municipalities, and more.

    Our consultants specialize in providing guidance on exposures that are new or difficult to insure through traditional means. The risks associated with cannabis-related businesses are many, but they can be managed with proper guidance. We provide risk transfer analysis, pricing, and insurance consulting to entities that are insuring their cannabis-related exposures outside of traditional insurance, and we provide consultation to MGAs and insurance companies that are developing programs focused on the cannabis industry and other emerging risks.


    Golden Bear is the first admitted insurance carrier in the United States to offer cannabis coverage to cultivators, manufacturers and retail dispensaries. Golden Bear has a variety of affordable coverage options for your property, product and general liability risks.

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