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Bob is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner. He is also Principal and Owner at Solana Business Solutions, which offers comprehensive consulting, management, regulatory, and product solutions services for the entire commercial cannabis industry – serving both THC and CBD business models.


Bob is recognized as one of the leading commercial cannabis practitioners nationwide; representing private and publicly held clients in numerous states and abroad. He was identified as one of the, “Five Pot Lawyers to Watch in 2015” by [].


Bob has litigated nearly every aspect of Colorado’s Marijuana Code and closed over 300 marijuana-related business transactions across the country. Marijuana and hemp-based business operations, related litigation and regulatory counsel are a specialty.


He is also a professor at the University of Denver in the Law and Society Program and regularly instructs regarding government regulations, public policy and research-based policy courses. These courses have been marijuana-policy-centric. In 2014, Bob led a University-sanctioned research practicum concerning the efficacy of marijuana regulation; the first of its kind in the U.S. He is teaching an international travel course in Uruguay this summer.



Furthermore, Bob has drafted more than 30 bills for the Colorado General Assembly (eminent domain/land use, hemp/marijuana and transportation).


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 25%
  4. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($85-425/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Hoban & Feola, LLC

730 17th Street, Suite 900
Denver, CO, 80202


WYAuthorized to practice law200105/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer of the YearFirst Judicial DistrictN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Denver2012 - Present
Managing PartnerHoban &Feola, LLC2009 - Present
Of CounselMartin, Lubitz & Hyman, LLC2008 - 2009
PartnerFrank & Finger PC2005 - 2008
AssociateHale Friesen LLP2003 - 2005
Staff AttorneyUnited States District Court2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
First Judicial District Bar Association, Awards CommitteeChairperson2008 - Present
Waunita Power Company, LLCVice President/Legal Counsel2008 - Present
First Judicial District Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - Present
Colorado Property Rights CoalitionGeneral Counsel2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RTD v. Lisa & Tom Enterprises, Inc.My client won at trial and at the Court of Appeals. Client was able to recover all attorney fees incurred in this case from RTD.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Colorado LawyerColorado’s Emerging Medical Marijuana Legal Framework and Constitutional Rights2011
CLE InternationalCondemnation Law and Procedure2010
Independence InstituteFrom New London to Telluride and Beyond: Legal Developments Surrounding Eminent Domain in Colorado from 2004-20092009
CLE InternationalHas Urban Renewal Been Condemned?2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Colorado - DenverPublic PolicyPhD - ABDN/A
Rutgers UniversityAdministration of JusticeBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Marijuana at the Crossroads: A SymposiumMarijuana at the Crossroads: Issues Confronted in Practice2012
MLA ProgramMedical Marijuana in the Workplace2011
CRA/WJECMedical Marijuana: Leases and Business Structure2010
CLEThe Business of Medical Marijuana2010
First Judicial District Bar Association CLEEminent Domain Practice and Procedure2009
Colorado No Till ConventionLand Use and Agriculture2009
Colorado Property Rights Coalition ConferenceLand Use/Eminent Domain2008
Colorado No Till ConventionLand Use & Agriculture2008
Colorado Property Rights CoalitionLand Use Law in Colorado2007
Real Estate Development Conference — CLE InternationalReal Estate Development2006
Eminent Domain Conference — CLE InternationalEminent Domain2006
Eminent Domain ConferenceEminent Domain2006
Real Estate Development Conference — CLE InternationalReal Estate Development2005
Eminent Domain ConferenceEminent Domain2005