Marc J. Ross is a founding partner of Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP. Mr. Ross represents clients (public and private companies, brokerage firms, registered representatives, high net-worth individuals, and hedge funds) throughout the United States, North America, Asia, Europe and Israel. Mr. Ross advises clients on securities, corporate, regulatory and litigation/arbitration matters.
In the securities and corporate area, Mr. Ross advises companies, mainly small to mid-cap public companies, with their 1934 Act reporting requirements as well as their NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE and other exchange listing and compliance matters. In the litigation and regulatory area, Mr. Ross represents clients in commercial/securities litigation and arbitration matters nationwide from routine lawsuits to complex cases, including multi-district litigation, class and derivative actions, injunctive actions, and arbitration proceedings conducted through FINRA, the AAA, and JAMS.
Mr. Ross teaches a course at Hofstra University Law School which introduces students to the rapidly-developing legal questions encountered in the operation of marijuana-related businesses. The course uses a fictional business, Cannabis Inc., to explore (1) the interplay between state laws legalizing recreational and/or medical marijuana uses and the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA); (2) enforcement and application of other regulatory regimes governing the operation of marijuana-related businesses, such as banking and securities laws; and (3) the ethical considerations for an attorney advising a client engaged in a marijuana-related business.