Curtis Winar, CPA, CVA/CFF, began working in the cannabis industry in Colorado late 2011, representing multiple operators ranging from individual dispensaries to large-scale vertical operators and multi-state operators (MSOs). Curtis now represents cannabis companies in over 16 states. His practice primarily includes providing strategic business planning and corporate structuring, tax planning, business valuation and litigation matters. Curtis is frequently engaged to represent clients in litigation on either a consulting basis or as an expert witness relating to contract disputes, intellectual property infringement and other economic damages matters. He is also a frequent speaker on strategic business and industry matters effecting the cannabis industry.
A Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a Certified Valuation Analyst, Curtis leads the Cannabis Industry Services Group for Frost, PLLC, a national accounting and business advisory service firm with offices located in Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, and North Carolina. Frost, PLLC provides a wide range of services to its clients including, audit and assurance, tax reporting and compliance (including minimizing the impact of IRC 280E), M&A advising and due diligence, corporate structuring and finance, accounting services, business valuation, expert witness and litigation consulting services. Frost, PLLC currently serves clients in 46 states throughout the U.S.