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Zach Heller

Meet Zach
General Counsel of UCG

Zach Heller is the General Counsel for Union Cannabis Group.  He works closely with the Chief Legal Officer to manage and advise on the company’s portfolio of legal matters, arming UCG’s executive leadership and management with the strategic and legal guidance necessary for the operational excellence that UCG’s partners and clients have come to expect.


Prior to joining UCG, Zach was a litigator at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. His practice focused on defending product liability and commercial litigation matters for manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of consumer and industrial products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals, in complex and multi-district litigation actions across the country. Zach also was responsible for negotiating the settlement of thousands of highly contentious claims, where he was able to work collaboratively to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients without alienating counterparties.  Zach leverages this experience to best position UCG for any challenges inherent in the rapidly evolving industry that is cannabis.


Zach received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New England Law|Boston, his L.L.M. from NYU School of Law, and his B.A. from The College of New Jersey. Zach is licensed in NY, MA, IL, and CA (pending).