Tae Darnell is President and General Counsel for Surna, Inc. (SRNA), one of the most exciting public companies in the cannabis market. Prior to Surna Tae co-founded the Cannabis Law Center where he was one of Colorado’s, and therefore the nation’s, first full time Cannabis lawyers. His firm has represented over 500 dispensaries, cultivation premises and infused product manufacturing companies in addition to playing a pivotal role in Colorado’s rise from operating under a Constitutional Amendment to outright regulated legalization.Tae’s clients represent the definitive leaders in the Cannabis industry and include companies and individuals considered to be the future of the industry.
In addition to his experience as a Cannabis attorney, Tae has significant C-level experience and comprehensive expertise in the sports and entertainment industry. Tae has worked or partnered in business with Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Indie winners, NFL and NBA athletes. He is a licensed NFL Agent with active clients in the NFL and also once headed one of the largest independent record labels in the country, releasing over 65 recording projects in a 6 year period, winning 14 Album of the Year awards and securing nomination for over 40. He has facilitated licensing for film and television to companies including: ABC, CBS, PBS, TNT, Time/Life, Hallmark Entertainment, and MTV, and created successful relationships for retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, Tower Records, Virgin Megastores, Wal Mart, Whole Foods, Discovery Channel Stores and many more.