We have unique talent and experience in the Cannabis industry, having been integrally involved since recreational marijuana was rolled out in Colorado in January of 2014.

This experience has carried over to Florida and other states, and now includes the rapidly growing hemp industry. We understand how business transactions in this sector need to be modified to accommodate complex regulations imposed by federal, state and local government agencies. With our background in taxation, we are skilled at navigating shifting regulatory environments that can impact transactions at any stage from planning through closing (and post-closing).

We also have decades of experience working in highly regulated and taxed environments and are adept at dealing with officials who enforce Cannabis laws, including government investigations in the cannabis industry.

State and local licensing
We handle the complex process of obtaining licenses for cannabis businesses all over the country.
Complex Taxation Issues
We handle the structuring, implementation, and reorganization of multi-entity groups, with an eye for tax planning and compliance, including Section 280E.
Real Estate for Cannabis Businesses
We manage the acquisition and development of greenhouse and outdoors cultivation facilities and manufacturing facilities, and leasing and development of retail stores.

Contact us to see how we can help with Cannabis matters.


Cannabis Transactions

Our work in the cannabis industry:

  • Represented a Colorado hybrid greenhouse cultivation business with a leading retail store concept in connection with the financing and development of its cultivation facility and retail store including private mortgage financing and debt and equity financing of approximately $10,000,000
  • Represented a Florida-based cannabis testing lab in its formation and equity financing and its expansion to several states including technology and software licensing, joint venture agreements and regulatory licensing and compliance
  • Represented a Colorado hybrid greenhouse cultivation facility with its initial sale lease-back financing and subsequent private placement for equity financing of approximately $5,000,000
  • Represented a Canadian company in the organization and financing of its international marijuana export business
  • Represented an outdoor marijuana cultivation facility in connection with its formation, debt and equity financing and licensing
  • Represented an established marijuana business in the disposition of cultivation licenses and commercial leases
  • Ongoing representation of several cannabis businesses in connection with their licensing matters
  • Represented a hemp business in the acquisition of 200 acres and development of the property
  • Acted as co-counsel to various parties seeking initial licenses in new marijuana programs throughout the country

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