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Cannabis Law

Better Growth Happens when opportunity meets compliance

The cannabis industry is quickly emerging as a major economic engine. However, the regulatory framework governing the industry is wildly inconsistent with each state that has legalized cannabis having its own complicated licensing and oversight systems. We understand how to guide you through the ongoing challenges and deliver the legal guidance to keep you ahead of new rules and regulations.

We are among a small group of pioneering firms that have created a business advisory group specifically targeted to the cannabis industry.

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We counsel on:

  • Cannabis business formation
  • Licensing
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Corporate structuring
  • Joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions
  • Fund formation
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Real estate acquisitions and leasing
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Federal (280E) and state taxation issues
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Access to capital and new markets are important to a budding cannabis industry. We cultivate relationships with an extensive network of venture capitalists, private equity investors, investment bankers and entrepreneurs that can help grow your cannabis business.

When disputes arise with third parties or close relationships, we have the experience to provide sophisticated litigation services in any jurisdiction across the country.

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Evan M. KnoblochChair | Business and Finance Group
David Ruskin presents "Alternative Dispute Resolution" at the Cannabis Law Institute - 10/03/19August 28, 2019

10/03/19 New York City, New York David Ruskin presents "Alternative Dispute Resolution" at the Cannabis Law Institute. The key curriculum of the third annual institute is "All Things CannaBusiness" and seeks to focus on learning every aspect of cannabis legal representation. David will discuss how one of the most important instruments in the attorney's doctrinal toolbox is Alternative Dispute Resolution…

David Ruskin Joins Legal Face-Off on WGN Radio to Discuss Illinois' New Cannabis LawAugust 2, 2019

Cannabis business attorney David Ruskin was interviewed by Chicago's top legal radio show, Legal Face-Off on WGN Radio. David discussed Illinois' new recreational marijuana law and what it means for individuals and businesses. Listen to the recording on WGN Radio.…

Counseling a Cannabis-Related Business OverviewApril 24, 2019

David provides an overview of the regulation of cannabis and considers the top legal issues faced by a cannabis-related business, focusing on the conflict between federal law and state laws where medical or adult use recreational marijuana is legal.

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