Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson partner Frank A. Segall, who chairs the firm’s Cannabis Business and Law Advisory Group, received the 2021 Modell Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation earlier this month.
Segall was honored with his wife Karen and family – sons Brett and Jordan and daughter-in-law Stephanie – for their unfailing commitment and personal dedication to supporting and furthering the organization’s mission. Inspired by his son Brett, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease nearly 15 years ago, Segall and his family have raised nearly $1.5 million for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
“We are merely a conduit for our family, friends and my clients who have contributed almost $1.5 million on Brett’s behalf to support our fight against this dreaded disease,” said Segall when accepting the award. “We accept this prestigious Modell Award on their behalf.”
Segall is also considered one of the top cannabis business attorneys in the country. He was one of the first leading corporate lawyers to enter the cannabis industry over 10 years ago and was named an inaugural Cannabis Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.
Under his direction, Burns & Levinson has created a practice with unrivaled experience in hemp/CBD and cannabis business formation and corporate structuring, capital raises, M&A, investment structuring, and overall business issues affecting the fast-growing cannabis industry.
Segall and his team are among the busiest lawyers in the country handling M&A and high-level corporate and financing deals in the private and public markets in the cannabis market.
Segall also chairs the firm’s Business Group and Finance Group.
At Burns & Levinson, Segall has built a reputation as one of the most influential corporate dealmakers in Boston throughout his over 35 years of practicing law. He has helped hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs across the country finance and build their businesses, develop synergies, broker strategic partnerships and exit when the time is right. Segall represents many of Boston’s leading financial institutions in closing sophisticated financings to many companies – arranging billions of dollars of financings for them.
Segall received his J.D. from Columbia University in 1984 and his B.A., cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1981.
At Burns & Levinson is a full-service law firm with more than 125 lawyers in Boston; Providence, R.I.; and London.