Ian Daily

Attorney | Entrepreneur | Veteran | Father

Irvine, CA

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Ian Daily is an entrepreneur and transactional attorney building next-generation sales, data, and logistical infrastructure at the cutting edge of emerging industries. A Marine Veteran, he's characteristically driven, detail-oriented, and focused. Ian is skilled in Negotiations, Transactions, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Legal Research. He earned his B.A. in Political Sciences from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where he specialized in Business Law and Tax. He enjoys writing and recording music and has been involved in over a dozen independent releases as artist, engineer, and producer.

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DLT Solutions
Regulatory Compliance
Transactional Law
Estate Planning
Wealth Management
Cannabis Operations
Supply Chain Management & Logistics
Smart Contracts
Enterprise Resource Planning
Commercial Contracts
Legal Services for Startups
Risk Management
Work experience

May 2020 - Present

Veterans Social Services, Inc

Board Member

Ian serves as a member of VSS, Inc's Board of Directors, drawing on his personal experiences with homelessness and as a veteran to help the organization best serve its community. Veteran Social Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) veteran-operated nonprofit providing housing services to veterans and their families to stabilize and maintain a quality of life. Collaborating with the Veterans Administration and other agencies, VSS Inc. assist veterans with transitional, bridge, and permanent housing solutions. Move-in assistance, vouchers, and homeless prevention assistance are available to low income veterans that qualify. VSS Inc. currently operates two permanent supportive housing complex's in Los Angeles utilizing SSVF/Shallow Subsidy housing programs to provide rental and move-in assistance. It is the first of many in California that will address the high cost of living for our Veterans and families while having support on-site. VSS Inc. also provides homeownership pre-approval from a licensed VA loan officer specializing in the VA loan guarantees program.

May 2018 - Present

VINSA Consulting

Managing Director

VINSA Consulting is the leading sales and operations consulting firm for the California Cannabis Industry focused on bringing forward-thinking, high-impact business strategies and practices to the cannabis supply chain. We help clients design, manage, scale, optimize, and modernize their cannabis businesses, from sourcing, product manufacturing, business development, and brand positioning to multistate distribution with nationwide brand projection. Our mission is to deliver success in a rapidly changing industry. We accomplish this by helping clients integrate real-time, granularized data into their operations to maximize their top- and bottom-lines. We embrace a sales-first, data-driven approach in everything we do, from our turnkey operational solutions to our partnerships with clients and the industry. We are setting new standards for operations that combine high-value relationship-based consultative sales and business development, data integration, with a nimble, responsive management structure. We have a deep understanding of the unique challenges, issues, and opportunities in the industry, and we use that insight and perspective to keep our clients prepared for the risks and opportunities that each evolution inevitably presents.

Dec 2017 - Present

VINSA Law/Law Office of Ian Daily

Attorney

Ian advises emerging industry and highly-regulated companies and founders on a variety of Corporate Governance, Capital Formation, Commercial Contracts, Mergers & Acquisition, Tax & Estate Planning, Negotiations, and Transactional issues, with significant subject matter experience with cannabis and decentralized ledger technologies including digital assets, decentralized governance & finance, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and related applications. In addition, he advises and consults other law firms on cannabis, smart contracts, and digital governance specific issues.

Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

MAJA Distribution

Project Manager

Successfully designed, developed, and deployed statewide distribution operation to client per specifications. Project completed more than 30 days ahead of schedule and 40% under budget. Within two weeks of receiving inventory we established more than 20 retail accounts for client's new cannabis concentrate brand with premium pricepoint while marketing & sales support were still in development. Veteran-owned and operated, MAJA Distribution is California’s sales-first cannabis distributor. MAJA sets itself apart with the alchemical combination of a proven record of sales and forward-thinking leadership, with relationships to leading brands, producers, and retailers across California.

Dec 2018 - May 2019

Chill Distro

Project Manager

Successfully designed, developed, and deployed statewide distribution operation to client per specifications. Project completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Developed a portfolio of more than 20 client brands, establishing more than 120 retail accounts, and selling more than $500,000 in branded cannabis products in first 3 months of operation on a total realized budget of $75,000.

Dec 2017 - Mar 2019

Altaris Law

Partner

Developed emerging industry transactional law firm's business strategy, from firm concept, financing, service offerings, logistical and administrative planning, to marketing, business development, events, and advertising
. Handled a wide array of legal issues and services, including contracts, corporate formation, tax planning, regulatory compliance, cannabis, and digital assets, for clients across the business lifecycle
. Maintained expertise in tax & transactional law to best advise and advocate for clients by tracking and researching developing precedent and legislation. Promoted company public profile by delivering speeches, writing articles and presenting at industry conferences as public face of organization

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Gomez & Simone, A Professional Law Corporation

Summer Law Clerk

• Drafted legal documents for all phases of Real Estate litigation, including: Pre-Litigation Correspondence, Pleadings, Discovery, and Trial • Conducted legal research on a wide variety of topics, particularly Real Estate • Assisted with case management, client communication, and staff supervision

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May 2015 - Aug 2015

Institute for Justice

Law Clerk

Conducting and drafting legal research, writing, and analysis in defense of civil and human rights and liberties.

Oct 2013 - Nov 2014

Art Alas for Congress

Field Director

Responsible for developing, executing, and supervising the ground campaign for CD 32, overseeing volunteer recruitment and coordinating strategy implementation for field, phone, and youth operations.

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Jan 2013 - Jul 2014

Young Americans for Liberty

State Chair

• Established, organized, and assisted chapters throughout Southern California • Prepared and executed activism events both on and off campus • Conducted media and community outreach to increase awareness and effectiveness of operations • Successfully Bid for, arranged, and coordinated 2014 State Convention with over 200 attendees

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

US Marine Corps

Training Non-Commissioned Officer

• Planned, organized, and oversaw implementation of organization’s Training and Instruction directives in fluid and demanding operational environment • Generated and compiled accurate records and regular presentations of organizational compliance and progress • Responsible for instruction, inspection, and indirect supervision of up to 230 individuals; directly supervised 4 to 5 individuals • Advised and mentored subordinates on professional performance and conduct

Education

University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law

University of Southern California

Bachelor's degree, Political Science and Government

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