Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
800.727.1941




HANNAH E. KING

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207.253.0598 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Mary Kennedy




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Regulated Substances
School & Education
Disability Law Special Education
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Business Enterprise Group

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009

Prescott College, B.A.


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Alaska
Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Coastal Studies for Girls
  Board of Trustees




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Regulated Substances
School & Education
Disability Law Special Education
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Business Enterprise Group

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009

Prescott College, B.A.


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Alaska
Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Coastal Studies for Girls
  Board of Trustees




Hannah King is a member of the School and Local Government Group and the Regulated Substances Group. In both practice areas Hannah advises on and litigates complex regulatory matters.

Hannah’s school law practice includes special education, employment and labor, and general school law, with a concentration in special education and disability rights law, and legal issues involving student rights. She has advised both public and private schools on a variety of issues, including disability rights, anti-discrimination laws, student and parent handbooks and employment issues. Hannah has represented school districts in special education due process hearings, state complaint investigations, and in federal Office for Civil Rights investigations, as well as in a variety of civil lawsuits. Hannah has also practiced in both federal and state courts, including cases before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court. Hannah regularly presents at a number of at school law conferences across the State, has presented at a nation conference on Title IX issues, and has been an instructor for a graduate level school law course for the University of Southern Maine.

Hannah is the co-founder and co-chair of Drummond Woodsum’s regulated substances practice group. Hannah has worked with municipalities, medical dispensaries, entrepreneurs, and investors in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire on medical and adult use marijuana and hemp regulatory and licensing issues. She also advises tribal clients across the country looking to enter the cannabis and hemp markets on business strategy and development of tribal regulatory regimes. Her unmatched understanding of both the local and national status of marijuana and hemp legalization and the industries themselves gives her clients an advantage in these dynamic and rapidly changing market places. 

Hannah is one of the most knowledgeable and visible faces of Maine’s growing cannabis industry. She was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sara Gideon, to represent Maine’s adult use marijuana industry to the State of Maine Marijuana Advisory Commission, formed to continuously study and make recommendation to the legislature on best regulatory practices for marijuana.  Hannah was heavily involved in the drafting of Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Act and recent amendments to Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act as an advisory board member of Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, a collection of Maine professionals advocating for safety, quality, and transparency in the marijuana industry.

Hannah is also involved with national cannabis organizations. She has served as a member of The ArcView Group, a national cannabis angel investment platform, 15 member selection committee, vetting investment opportunities in the cannabis industry for consideration by ArcView members. She continues to be an active member of The ArcView Group.  Hannah has presented at conferences and events around the country, such as the Cannabis Business Executives Convention, and has been a mentor presenter at Canopy Boulder, a business accelerator and venture fund for the cannabis industry. Her advisories on cannabis regulatory matters are regularly published by the Cannabis Law Report, a national news and legal resource for the legal cannabis industry.

 In her labor and employment practice, Hannah counsels employers on achieving and maintaining compliance with federal and state employment laws, the development of personnel policies, and employment contracts. Hannah also conducts investigations for employers into a variety of matters including employee misconduct, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints.

Before coming to Drummond Woodsum, Hannah worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Alaska Public Defender Agency where she practiced in both the trial and appellate units. She represented clients in Superior Court against the most serious criminal charges, and argued cases before the Alaska Court of Appeals. She was named "2011 New Litigator of the Year" by the Alaska Public Defender Agency.

While in law school, Hannah served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and co-chair of the Environmental Law Society. She received the 2009 Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award and the 2009 Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Environmental and Marine Law. 



AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017-2018

Hannah King is a member of the School and Local Government Group and the Regulated Substances Group. In both practice areas Hannah advises on and litigates complex regulatory matters.

Hannah’s school law practice includes special education, employment and labor, and general school law, with a concentration in special education and disability rights law, and legal issues involving student rights. She has advised both public and private schools on a variety of issues, including disability rights, anti-discrimination laws, student and parent handbooks and employment issues. Hannah has represented school districts in special education due process hearings, state complaint investigations, and in federal Office for Civil Rights investigations, as well as in a variety of civil lawsuits. Hannah has also practiced in both federal and state courts, including cases before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court. Hannah regularly presents at a number of at school law conferences across the State, has presented at a nation conference on Title IX issues, and has been an instructor for a graduate level school law course for the University of Southern Maine.

Hannah is the co-founder and co-chair of Drummond Woodsum’s regulated substances practice group. Hannah has worked with municipalities, medical dispensaries, entrepreneurs, and investors in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire on medical and adult use marijuana and hemp regulatory and licensing issues. She also advises tribal clients across the country looking to enter the cannabis and hemp markets on business strategy and development of tribal regulatory regimes. Her unmatched understanding of both the local and national status of marijuana and hemp legalization and the industries themselves gives her clients an advantage in these dynamic and rapidly changing market places. 

Hannah is one of the most knowledgeable and visible faces of Maine’s growing cannabis industry. She was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sara Gideon, to represent Maine’s adult use marijuana industry to the State of Maine Marijuana Advisory Commission, formed to continuously study and make recommendation to the legislature on best regulatory practices for marijuana.  Hannah was heavily involved in the drafting of Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Act and recent amendments to Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act as an advisory board member of Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, a collection of Maine professionals advocating for safety, quality, and transparency in the marijuana industry.

Hannah is also involved with national cannabis organizations. She has served as a member of The ArcView Group, a national cannabis angel investment platform, 15 member selection committee, vetting investment opportunities in the cannabis industry for consideration by ArcView members. She continues to be an active member of The ArcView Group.  Hannah has presented at conferences and events around the country, such as the Cannabis Business Executives Convention, and has been a mentor presenter at Canopy Boulder, a business accelerator and venture fund for the cannabis industry. Her advisories on cannabis regulatory matters are regularly published by the Cannabis Law Report, a national news and legal resource for the legal cannabis industry.

 In her labor and employment practice, Hannah counsels employers on achieving and maintaining compliance with federal and state employment laws, the development of personnel policies, and employment contracts. Hannah also conducts investigations for employers into a variety of matters including employee misconduct, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints.

Before coming to Drummond Woodsum, Hannah worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Alaska Public Defender Agency where she practiced in both the trial and appellate units. She represented clients in Superior Court against the most serious criminal charges, and argued cases before the Alaska Court of Appeals. She was named "2011 New Litigator of the Year" by the Alaska Public Defender Agency.

While in law school, Hannah served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and co-chair of the Environmental Law Society. She received the 2009 Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award and the 2009 Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Environmental and Marine Law. 



AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017-2018
NEWS

Three Years After Voters Legalized Marijuana, Maine Develops Plan To Begin Sales
May 23, 2019

Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level
April 1, 2019

European Marijuana and CBD Market Opportunities: Reflections from Spannabis and the World Cannabis Conference in Barcelona
March 26, 2019

An Update on Hemp Research and Business Opportunities for Colleges and Universities
February 26, 2019


ARTICLES

Don’t Be a Dope About Maine’s Cannabis Laws: Legal tips to avoid risk while running a New England cannabis business
April 22, 2019

Don’t Be a Dope About Maine’s Cannabis Laws: Legal tips to avoid risk while running a New England cannabis business
April 22, 2019

You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: Lessons in Value from Recent Special Ed Hearing Officer Decisions
Spring 2018

Consider Input of Private School Staff in IEP Process
January 17, 2018

PRESENTATIONS

Managing Marijuana in Our Schools: Changes in the Law
January 16, 2019


On Fertile Ground: The Maine Marijuana Industry
October 16, 2018


Fields of Green: Preparing Your Municipality for Cannabis
May 24, 2018


Fields of Green: A Cannabis Business Symposium
May 23, 2018




    PRESENTATIONS

  • Managing Marijuana in Our Schools: Changes in the Law
    January 16, 2019
  • On Fertile Ground: The Maine Marijuana Industry
    October 16, 2018
  • Fields of Green: Preparing Your Municipality for Cannabis
    May 24, 2018
  • Fields of Green: A Cannabis Business Symposium
    May 23, 2018
  • Annual Special Education Summit
    December 1, 2017
  • A New Take on School Consolidation: The Budget Bill Reforms and Other Critical Developments in School Law
    September 8, 2017
  • Making the Grade in Special Education: Measuring Success, Eligibility, and the Delivery of FAPE in a Standards World
    December 2, 2016
  • Maine Special Education Law Institute
    July 12-15, 2016
  • The Worst in Special Education! – presented in partnership with MADSEC
    December 4, 2015




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