The Mensing Group LLC, the first, and only, homegrown legal and business advisory firm solely dedicated to cannabis in Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that Karen Lynch Calton has been named the firm’s Managing Partner, effective immediately. Ms. Calton will support Founder & Chief Counsel, Blake M. Mensing and will work closely with the firm’s cannabis clients throughout the licensing process in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Calton will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and will help Mr. Mensing to shape the firm's long term strategic vision.
Ms. Calton previously served as The Mensing Group’s State Licensing Counsel and has been invaluable to the firm’s growth and success in obtaining licenses from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Ms. Calton has an active practice focused on state licensure and regulatory compliance counseling.
“In addition to being an outstanding person and lawyer, Karen has significant experience in navigating complex regulatory structures and her background in politics bolsters the firm’s ability to be proactive for our clients. Karen has a strategic vision and proven leadership skills that will be a great benefit to the firm and our growing list of cannabis clients,” said Mr. Mensing. “Karen has performed yeoman’s work at The Mensing Group and her promotion to Managing Partner is certain to enhance our reputation as a premier Massachusetts cannabis law firm. She will be a key asset to us in her important new role.”
Ms. Calton is eager to take on her new role saying “Blake has created the gold standard of service in the Massachusetts cannabis industry. I am excited to come on as Managing Partner and continue down the path of excellence that Blake has paved. I am impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of our clients and know that our continued hard work will result in positive results for our clients and the Massachusetts cannabis industry as a whole going into 2021.”