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Jeffrey A. Caviston

Jeffrey A. Caviston



  • Government Policy & Practice
  • Administrative Law & Regulation
  • Business Services
  • Gaming & Indian Law

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Michigan, U.S.A.


Jeffrey A. Caviston is a government policy associate in Dykema’s Lansing office. His practice focuses on political compliance, nonprofit organizations, and highly regulated industries.

Mr. Caviston graduated magna cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Caviston served as an intern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit with Judge David W. McKeague and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was a conservation law fellow with The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Caviston also served on the editorial board for the Michigan State International Law Review and completed a comparative EU-US law program in Bialystok, Poland. He received jurisprudence achievement awards for the highest class grade in Comparative Free Expression and International Dispute Resolution.

Before law school, Mr. Caviston worked as a legislative director in the Michigan Senate. During his tenure, he specialized in economic development issues, advising the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Mr. Caviston also worked in the Michigan House of Representatives and for several successful legislative campaigns.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 2018


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018 Michigan State University, B.A., 2010
Areas of Practice

Administrative Law & Regulation | Business Services | Gaming & Indian Law | Government Policy & Practice | Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations | Political Compliance, Elections & Campaign Finance | Public Finance


Michigan Changes Medical Marihuana Licensing Process to Facilitate Investment, Provide Path for Publicly Traded Companies
Dykema, December 2018

As one of the final acts of its 99th Legislative Session, the Michigan Legislature passed amendments to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), as well as changes to the Marihuana Tracking Act. These amendments were signed by outgoing Governor Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018, with the MMFLA amendments effective January 1. The Tracking Act amendments took effect immediately...

Michigan Passes New Industrial Hemp Law, Sets Up Statutory Conflict
Dykema, December 2018

On the last day of the legislative session, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bills 6330, 6331, and 6380 to create the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act (IHRDA). If signed by the Governor, IHRDA will require the registration of industrial hemp growers and processors as a prerequisite to grow or sell industrial hemp. Oversight authority is given to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)...

Industrial Hemp - Now Legal and Unregulated in Michigan
Dykema, December 2018

Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 and made Michigan the twelfth U.S. jurisdiction to legalize recreational marijuana. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) went into effect December 6. What has been lost in all the smoke from the past several weeks is how MRTMA impacts the regulation of industrial hemp...

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