Rod Kight

Rod Kight

Kight on Cannabis
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law
  • North Carolina, Oregon
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Summary

I am an advocate and representative for businesses focusing in the industrial hemp and legal cannabis industry. I am the author of "Cannabis Business Law", a legal business primer for industry professionals and lawyers alike, and the firsts such book of its kind. I have been focusing all of my advocacy efforts to promotion of and legalization efforts for the last 5 years, backed by nearly two decades as a business, corporate, and bankruptcy lawyer. Over the years, I have helped thousands of businesses and individuals reorganize and thrive.

I am passionate about music and play guitar every day. I gig with my rock band most weekends and do session work for friends on the side. I am in love with my wife, who also happens to be the first girl I kissed on a play date in first grade. We have 5 great kids who never cease to inspire, challenge, encourage, and educate us about themselves, ourselves, and life. We're fortunate to live in Asheville, NC and travel often.

I hope to get an opportunity to speak with you. Until then, and if you’re interested, my official bio is below. I include it because it probably matters to you (as it should) that I have almost two decades of experience practicing law and that I know what I’m talking about. But, the most important things I’d like to convey are that I care and I listen. I’ve got my share of grey hairs and have handled thousands of cases; however, I’m not an aloof, judgmental, starched shirt lawyer. I’d rather wear my jeans to the office, have a real conversation, and get to know you.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Oregon
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Kight on Cannabis
- Current
Partner
Kight Law
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Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1999)
Furman University
B.A. (1994) | Philosophy
Awards
Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Best Lawyers in America
Legal Elite, Bankruptcy
Business North Carolina Magazine's Legal Elite
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Choice Award
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Avvo Superb Rated Lawyer
Avvo
Professional Associations
OnTrack
Board of Directors
Current
28th Judicial District Bar
Pro Bono Committee
Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Bankruptcy Council Member
Current
National Cannabis Bar Association
Member
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
- Current
28th Judicial District Bar # Member
Member
- Current
North Carolina State Bar # 26453
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Legality of CBD
Blue Ridge Hemp Co.
Cannabis Law Report
Weekly Contributer
Beyond Rope & Dope
Best Lawyers in America, Winter Business Edition
Cannabis Business Law - What You Need to Know
Aspatore Book publication
"Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13"
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
NC Bankruptcy Practice Manual, 7th Edition
North Carolina Bar Association publication
NC Bankruptcy Practice Manual, 6th Ed.
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation - CLE
Speaking Engagements
Cannabis Business Law, Book event, Malaprop's Bookstore
Certifications
Legal Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law
North Carolina State Bar
Legal Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law
North Carolina State Bar
Mediation Certification
North Carolina Superior Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Kight On Cannabis legal blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Kight on Cannabis
84 Walnut Street, Suite 201
Asheville, NC 28801
USA
Telephone: (828) 255-9881