Marc Hauser is a Partner with Gaw Van Male, LLP, the premier business and estate planning firm in Napa, spearheading the firm’s cannabis transactions practice. Although new to the Bay Area, Marc has over twenty years of experience in general business and real estate law, spending the bulk of his career as personal deal counsel for Sam Zell, a Forbes-listed billionaire and active investor in Chicago. As in-house counsel, Marc advised his colleagues on billions of dollars of complex transactions across industries and asset classes. Working alongside investment, tax, and accounting professionals, Marc developed a practical, business-oriented approach to advising his colleagues on sophisticated deal structures. He now brings that same level of expertise to his cannabis and wine clients at GVM, striving to be tirelessly responsive to their needs and concerns, and helping them balance leverage and risk.
Marc is a member of the Napa Valley Cannabis Association, the California and Illinois state bars, the National Cannabis Bar Association, and the Napa Valley Bar Association. Marc graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and with honors in history from Northwestern University.