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Cole F. Morgan


620 Newport Center Drive

Suite 200

Newport Beach, CA 92660


Cole Morgan is a partner with Stuart Kane LLP, and practices in the Real Estate Corporate group.


Mr. Morgan practices real estate and corporate transactional law, including negotiating and drafting agreements, conducting due diligence, and advising on legal and compliance issues. He represents a wide range of companies in many industries, from start-up businesses, to mature companies with complex corporate structures.

Mr. Morgan has assisted numerous clients in the cannabis industry of all license types, including vertically integrated companies, with their commercial real estate and corporate needs. His experience includes property acquisition, leasing, joint venture agreements, corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, structuring investments, financing arrangements, and many other transactional matters.

He has assisted in negotiating some of the largest cannabis-related leases and property acquisitions in California, including all leases filling a multi-tenant industrial project of over 200,000 square feet in Desert Hot Springs and the subsequent sale of such project, a single-tenant lease of an industrial building of over 100,000 square feet in Long Beach, and purchase and sale of an 85,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing facility in West Sacramento.

Mr. Morgan successfully closed the sale of a cannabis retail license and related leasehold interest located in Santa Ana, California, on behalf of the selling parties. The purchaser, Planet 13 Holdings, Inc., is a leading vertically integrated publicly traded cannabis company. 

On behalf of a purchaser, Mr. Morgan closed the acquisitions of a series a cannabis retail dispensaries with a closing value of over $70,000,000.

Mr. Morgan has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list since 2020, and to the 2023 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list.

In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Morgan is involved with StandUp for Kids, a nationally recognized non-profit charity that finds homes for homeless youth across the country and educates them on entrepreneurship. Mr. Morgan serves as a mentor and regularly lends his legal perspective at StandUp for Kids events throughout the year.

Mr. Morgan is on the Board of Directors of the Infinite Hero Foundation, an organization committed to helping our veterans through the use of innovative technologies.  Mr. Morgan is also the co-founder of the Newport Coast CBD Invitational, a golf tournament at Pelican Hill benefitting the Infinite Hero Foundation.

Since 2020, Mr. Morgan has volunteered as a Pepperdine University School of Law preceptor to help mentor Pepperdine law students with school and career-related aspirations.=

Prior to joining Stuart Kane, Mr. Morgan practiced corporate and commercial real estate law with Madden, Jones, Cole & Johnson.


News About Cole Morgan

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Five Stuart Kane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2024

Cole Morgan Represents Gold Flora’s Regulatory and California-Specific Interests in Merger Agreement

Stuart Kane Promotes Cole Morgan to Partner

Cole Morgan Represents BlackStar Industrial Properties and Gold Flora in Sale of Desert Hot Springs Property

Cole Morgan Represents Expedition Communications in Acquisition of Mobilsat

Cole Morgan Selected as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Cole Morgan Joins Infinite Hero Foundation Board of Directors

Cole Morgan Selected as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star

Cole Morgan Successfully Closes Sale of Dispensary License to Planet 13

Cole Morgan Authors OCBJ Article: Keeping Your Cannabis License

Stuart Kane Sponsors the Newport Coast CBD Invitational Charity Golf Tournament

Cole Morgan Represents Seller in Cannabis Dispensary Transaction

Cole Morgan and Guido Piotti Co-Author OCBJ Article: What You Should Know Before Leasing Property for Cannabis and Hemp Use


Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
Western Oregon University, B.S. 2010, Dean’s List

Memberships & Associations

Infinite Hero Foundation (Board of Directors)

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Orange County Bar Association


Keeping Your Cannabis License

What You Should Know Before Leasing Property for Cannabis and Hemp Use

We Still Need Clarity: Non-Profit to For-Profit Conversion in California 

CA Distributors: Help Protect Yourself from Excise Tax Penalties

Proposition 65 Hits the Cannabis Industry – Alerts About Potential Chemicals in Product

California MMJ Program: Review Your Lease Because Regulations Are Coming 

Commercial Landlords and Tenants in the Cannabis Industry: Beware of the AIR Lease Form 

Judicial Treatment of California’s Anti-Deficiency Legislation Section 580b: Is it Effective?


Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, 2023

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020 – 2022

Bar Admissions