BioTrackTHC Sued By its Former Attorney

One of the leading software firms serving the cannabis industry has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its former attorneys over alleged violations of an employment contract.

The lawsuit – filed in a Broward County, Florida, circuit court – alleges that BioTrackTHC has not granted or paid the value of stock options due to attorney Barry Gainsburg, who was employed by the company from August 2014 until early this month. Gainsburg filed the suit himself.

The suit asks a Florida judge to award Gainsburg’s firm at least $630,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs, claiming that BioTrackTHC “has failed and refused to repay (Gainsburg) for the services rendered.”

The suit also says former BioTrackTHC CEO Steven Siegel demanded that Gainsburg provide legal work outside of his firm’s obligations to the company. On one such occasion, Gainsburg claims he was forced to draft a pre-nuptial agreement for Siegel and another BioTrackTHC employee.

The suit also says that the former BioTrackTHC CEO threatened to terminate Gainsburg’s contract if he did not work on these issues, which also included contesting an invoice for a home alarm system, dealing with contractor work and mechanics liens placed on Siegel’s home, and dealing with a shareholder and “former domestic partner” who also owed rent to a third party.

BioTrackTHC’s current attorney, David Shiner, called the suit “bogus.”

“He’s reached out to news agencies just to try to get publicity for himself,” Shiner said. “He’s a disgruntled attorney who got fired for not doing his job.”

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6 comments on “BioTrackTHC Sued By its Former Attorney
  1. numbnuts on

    THC bio track is a smoke screen and is not for the producers and processors.

    the farmers are in control. we will track it ourselves.

    THC bio track is merely a tool in our tool box.

    they better start incubating the growers or they will not have any clients to keep them in business.


    I truly feel bad for Mr. Shiner. Mr. Shiner’s expertise lies in personal injury law. Unfortunately when you have no facts to rebut truthfully made allegations besides the legal doctrine of “Bogus”. He has been forced to utilize the classic defense tactic of simply making personal attacks upon I. Unfortunately, the standard text book operating procedure. Those who know me are well aware of my responsiveness and the quality of my work. I can explain things to Mr. Shiner’s client, but I just can’t make them understand it. I can email correspondence to Mr. Shiner’s clients but I can’t make them read it. While I will let my Complaint stand, or fall, on its own merits, I believe my former colleagues, who are mostly wonderful people committed to the cannabis industry, would be better served with the appointment of a credible and professional management team to move BioTrackTHC forward. Jah Bless.

    • MarKon on

      Barry, what are you doing publicly commenting on a pending matter? That’s bush league, and plain sloppy lawyering.

      What do you think your Judge is going to see in your press release, and the above comment?


    Witness the “Burger King Legal Strategy” a/k/a as “having it your own way”. Today BioTrackTHC served a legal paper upon I stating “On about October 2, 2015, Mr. Gainsburg voluntarily terminated his representation as Bio-Tech’s legal counsel” which is absolutely true. Nice job. However, in the article below from Oct. 30th BioTrackTHC’s current attorney, David Shiner, also said. “He’s a disgruntled attorney who got fired for not doing his job.”. Hmm…. Does anyone else see a credibility problem? Feel free to discuss and share. Jah Bless.

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