Dominic Ripoli



Dominic Ripoli is an associate in WSHB’s Northern California office. In addition to handling complex commercial and business litigation, he is well regarded for his legal prowess in the emerging area of cannabis business law. Dominic has extensive experience with helping clients acquire and maintain their California commercial cannabis business license. He assists entrepreneurs in forming their corporate entity and developing their business strategies amidst ever-changing and complex laws and regulations facing would-be licensed commercial cannabis businesses.

A Bay Area native, Dominic attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. as an undergrad. He returned back to Northern California to pursue his legal career at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.

In his free time, Dominic serves as the Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section. He is a regular panelist or moderator for cannabis education events and programs held in the Bay Area.

Events, Seminars & Presentations

•Two time keynote speaker at the Contra Costa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on emerging California cannabis markets

•CLE at Alameda County Bar Association cannabis law section on the legal history of California’s commercial cannabis market

•Moderator for Students for Sensible Drug Policy of Golden Gate School of Law cannabis consortium “Cannabis Equity in the new cannabis markets”

•CANaccelerate keynote speaker with Dale Schafer, Esq. “Cannabis Regulations Released!”


Author, “ The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act - A California Attorney Weighs In, ” iBudtender, February 8, 2019

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Cannabis Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial and Business Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(925) 222-3417  Phone
(925) 356-8250  Fax
University Attended:
Howard University, B.A., 2011
Law School Attended:
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 2015
Year of First Admission:
2017, California


Chair, Alameda County Bar Association's Cannabis Law Section


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Concord, California

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