David M. Kastin has been appointed by Clever Leaves – the multi-national operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Kastin will handle the Company’s global legal activities and policies and support the CEO and Board of Directors as Clever Leaves prepares to become a public company.
Recently Kastin has worked as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The Vitamin Shoppe where he helped lead the privatization and sale of their business to the Franchise Group and led the regulatory guidance in the launch of their first CBD product distribution in more than 30 US states.
Kastin also acted as General Counsel to Town Sports International Holdings, a publicly-traded owner and operator of health and fitness clubs in the United States, and he has worked at several prominent law firms, including Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. While acting as Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary at Toys “R” Us, David helped lead the sale of the company to two private equity firms and a real estate investment trust in a $6.6 billion leveraged buy-out. David began his career as an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).