Experience with Cannabis Counseling & Compliance:
As a founding partner of the law firm Rollman & Dahlin LLP, Dina specializes in counseling businesses and investors so that they understand the legal framework of the cannabis laws that impact them and how to operate within that framework. Specifically, Dina provides ongoing compliance counsel to the licensed operators of medical cannabis cultivation facilities and dispensaries regarding compliance with regulations. She also provides general counsel services, including contract review and negotiation, and communicates with regulators as a registered lobbyist.
Dina also helps investors and entrepreneurs understand and evaluate the legal risks and hurdles associated with investing in or starting cannabis companies, in Illinois and beyond.
She has also successfully represented clients in competitive application processes for state-issued licenses to cultivate and dispense medical cannabis.
Dina has taken a leading role in many aspects of Illinois’ new and developing cannabis industry and participates in cannabis industry and policy nationally. She is the founder and President of Illinois Women in Cannabis, a not-for-profit networking group that promotes women’s role in Illinois’ medical cannabis industry.
Dina is an adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, where she and her partner Bryna Dahlin teach the first Cannabis Law & Policy course offered in Illinois. Dina is also a founding member of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association.
Dina has lectured widely on cannabis topics, addressing national trade conferences, presenting at legal seminars, and participating in Chicago Ideas Week. She has also published articles, been interviewed on podcasts and given radio interviews regarding cannabis regulations. To learn about her upcoming and past presentations and publications please see the News & Events page.
Commercial Litigation Experience:
Dina is also an experienced trial lawyer who has represented individuals and businesses in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including claims of breach of contract and fraud by real estate investors; limited liability company member disputes; and breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence claims.
Dina has obtained favorable results for her clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in federal trial courts and bankruptcy courts, state trial and appellate courts, and in mediations and arbitrations across the United States. She is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and has received an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Education and Bar Admissions:
Dina received a law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2000. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1995. She is admitted to practice in Illinois.