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Benjamin Lau

Director, Cannabis Industry Services

Ben Lau CPABen Lau brings over 13 years of experience specializing in advisory and assurance services to California municipalities of all sizes. As MGO’s Cannabis Industry Practice Leader, Ben directs and oversees MGO’s efforts to develop reasonable and workable regulatory environment for the cannabis industry to “level the playing field”. Ben’s technical experience includes internal control analysis, such as identifying control deficiencies in the cash management process, regulatory reviews, and compliance assessments for the commercial, public sector, and cannabis industries.

Additionally, Ben served as MGO’s engagement director for a financial statement audit of a large Northern California medical marijuana dispensary where he provided services including cash, inventory, and revenues analysis, as well as providing guidance on cultivation accounting, consignment inventory, loyalty programs and related issues.

Education

Ben graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in Managerial Economics.