Gustav Stickley V


Gus Stickley’s practice includes representing clients in the cannabis industry, focusing particularly on general corporate matters and governance, regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, and lending. Dedication to and familiarity with the industry him quickly provide the answers clients need. 

The Cannabis practice has been providing legal and business advice to operators and investors in the cannabis space since 2013, longer than any other firm in Massachusetts. Their collective experience provides creative solutions to a variety of issues that can come up in corporate transactions in the heavily regulated cannabis industry. 

Gus prefers clear and direct communication with clients so they receive the answers they need without any wasted time. Not all legal issues are complicated, and for those he provides succinct advice and guidance on how he and his team have addressed these issues in the past. When presenting an issue, he removes the legalese so any client can clearly understand the issue and the proposed solutions.

Beyond that, Gus strives to serve as a strong ally for his clients and the cannabis industry. He pursued a career in business law so that he could be the trusted first call whenever a company encounters a problem or an opportunity. He believes the attorney should be the company’s most valuable third-party resource.

Gus received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, where he was a teaching assistant and member of Suffolk University Law Review. Early in his legal career, Gus focused on representing lenders and borrowers in complex debt finance transactions, including asset-based lending, acquisition finance, and mezzanine finance.

Outside the Firm

Gus enjoys shooting pool, practicing yoga, reading fantasy, and playing golf.



  • Boston Bar Association
Professional Activities
  • Co-Chair, NextGen Committee, Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) Northeast



  • Massachusetts


  • Endicott College, BA
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD, summa cum laude