Mackenzie D. Wilcox

Associate

Mackenzie Wilcox is an Associate in Dickinson Wright’s Chicago office, focusing her practice on Corporate law. She provides counsel to clients on a variety of corporates matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, business formation, regulatory approvals and oversight, business licenses applications, tax matters, and corporate governance. Mackenzie also advises clients in the Emerging Business sector, with an emphasis on cannabis law and highly regulated industries.

Before joining the firm, Mackenzie was Counsel with one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, handling their license applications. Prior to her time as in-house counsel, Mackenzie worked as an associate attorney at the largest family law firm in the United States. She earned her J.D. at DePaul University College of Law, where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the DePaul Law ABA Tax Challenge Representative, and a Schiller DuCanto and Fleck Family Law Fellow.

Education & Credentials

Education

DePaul University College of Law

J.D., 2017
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Advanced Certificate: Business Law- Tax 
  • ABA Tax Challenge Representative
  • Schiller DuCanto and Fleck Family Law Fellow

Loyola University Chicago

B.A., Political Science, 2014
  • Student Athlete Academic Award
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Member

Bar Admission

  • Illinois

Professional Involvement

  • Illinois State Bar Association Member
    • Cannabis Law Council Member 
    • Cannabis Section CLE Chair
  • Chicago Bar Association Member

Community Involvement

  • Chicago Scholar
    • Volunteer Interviewer
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
    • Volunteer Instructor
  • Domestic Violence Courthouse Volunteer

Publications/Presentations

  • Speaker, “Creating a Winning License Application,” Cannabis Conference, 2020
  • Presenter, “Hot Topics in Cannabis Law,” ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference, October 2020
  • Content Contributor, 5 Tips for Creating a Winning Cannabis Retail License ApplicationCannabis Dispensary Magazine, April 2020
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