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Robert A. Hendricks

Senior Counsel | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2291

    f. +1.616.752.2500


Bob Hendricks is a corporate attorney with 36 years of legal experience working with businesses on entity formation, real estate, tax planning, commercial contracting and other areas. Over the last six years, Bob has developed a prominent cannabis practice based on Michigan’s medical and recreational cannabis laws. He has a state-level leadership role and reviews, analyzes and advises on the development of marijuana laws and regulations. Bob represents growers, provisioning centers, processors, staffing providers, secure transporters and other cannabis-focused businesses. He regularly advises clients about the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, hemp and the 2018 Farm Bill, and is a founding member and past chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Marijuana Law Section, and a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association and NORML.



  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 1984
  • Grand Valley State University B.S. 1979


  • 1984, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Chair (2018-19) and Founding Member, Marijuana Law Section Council (2016-Present)
  • National Cannabis Bar Association


  • Since December of 2017, Bob has assisted dozens of applicants with license submissions to Michigan for growers, processors, provisioning centers, transporters, testing labs
  • Represents providers of various ancillary business services, such as equipment suppliers and employment services
  • Provides legal counsel to national and international companies seeking to conduct marijuana business in the Michigan marketplace
  • Counsels Canadian companies developing marijuana business in Michigan
  • Member of a 13-person drafting committee in Michigan that drafted the adult-use ballet proposal that passed on November 1, 2018
  • Serves on work groups, advisory panels and other leadership roles assisting regulators in the development and expansion of the Michigan marijuana law
  • Member of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s work group that advises on marijuana law in Michigan and at the federal level
  • Leadership role with the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) to implement the disproportionately impacted communities initiative

Honors & Awards


Professional Affiliations


Speaking Engagements

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