Cozen O’Connor: DeMartinis, Germain

Germain E. DeMartinis

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-5535

(215) 665-2013

Recent Publication:

Cannabis and CBD Companies One Step Closer to Federally Legal Banking Services [Alert]

Germain DeMartinis discusses the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019, what happens next, and what this means for the cannabis industry.

Germain is a former business owner who brings his first-hand experience as an entrepreneur and employer to bear on his practice. He regularly assists clients with financing, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance, customer and vendor agreements, entity formation, and securities filings.

Before joining Cozen O’Connor as an associate in the Corporate Practice Group, Germain owned and operated a wholesale bakery in California, taking the business from a sole proprietorship to a corporation with multi-state distribution. In addition to handling the company’s day-to-day operations, Germain was responsible for research and development, new product development, production, distribution, and sales. This experience gives him a unique perspective into the business realities his clients face, especially in the emerging company arena.

Germain also has a passion for innovation that allows him to connect on a personal level with entrepreneurial, forward-looking clients. While working for a computer hardware security company before running his own business, Germain invented and patented three products that were manufactured and distributed. In his role for that company, he traveled to China to establish manufacturing partnerships for the products and was responsible for growing the company by expanding its product line, distribution channels, and sales.

Germain received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in English and comparative literature studies from Occidental College. While at Temple, Germain was a member of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society and an Academic Core Enrichment Counselor. He also interned with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia VIP, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). 

Experience

Publications

Cannabis and CBD Companies One Step Closer to Federally Legal Banking Services [Alert]

October 07, 2019

Germain DeMartinis discusses the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019, what happens next, and what this means for the cannabis industry.

Calif. Executive Order Impacts Vaporizers, the Cannabis Industry’s Fastest Growing Product Segment [Alert]

September 20, 2019

Germain DeMartinis discusses implications for vaporizer manufacturers and licensed retailers of vaporizers.

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017
  • Occidental College, B.A., 1998
  • Pennsylvania

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