Amy K. Maliza

Corporate & Securities | Cannabis Law

 Amy Maliza has been practicing in the area of corporate law since 2003.  Her law practice involves a broad range of corporate and real estate transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and outside general counsel representation to growing companies. Amy routinely represents both individual and corporate clients in the negotiation and preparation of documents relating to business sales and acquisitions, purchases and sales of real estate assets, residential and commercial leasing, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, SEC compliance, and other customary corporate transactions. Over the past several years, Amy has expanded her practice to concentrate on the fast-growing and evolving U.S. marijuana/cannabis industry. She has had the opportunity to work with several development-stage companies in the cannabis and cannabis-adjacent industries and has helped guide them from the initial formation and internal organizational phase through funding events and asset acquisitions.   

Notable Transactions

· Represented single microcap issuer in raising over $25M in separate equity financing transactions. 

· Represented cannabis-related publicly-traded company in financing and acquisition of assets.  

· Represented restauranteurs in their initial formations, acquisitions, leasing, and licensing.   

· Represented buyer in acquisition of corporate assets of major competitor through federal bankruptcy bidding procedure. 

· Represented developers in approximately $30M of residential and commercial real estate acquisitions and sales in South Florida.  

· Serves as Outside General Counsel to Dark Matter Cipher, LLC, a Silicon Valley-originated technology company.  

· Represented buyer in acquisition of a controlling stake of Gibraltar football club. 

· Represented several charitable organizations in obtaining 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service and compliance with continuing state and federal corporate governance requirements.   

Education & Professional Experience

Education and Bar Admissions


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003  Carleton College, B.A. 1998  


Bar Admissions  

New York, 2003  Florida, 2006 

Professional Experience

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (New York, NY), Corporate Associate, 2003 - 2005  Holland & Knight LLP (Miami, FL), Public Companies Associate, 2005 

di Santo Law (Miami, FL), Partner, 2007-2010 

Car Charging Group, Inc. (Miami, FL), General Counsel, 2010 - 2016 

Professional Associations & Memberships

New York State Bar Association  

Florida Bar Association—Business Law Section 

Mensa International 

Board of Directors Talent4Change, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization