Counsel for the Cannabis Industry
With nearly 250 attorneys from New York to South Carolina, Offit Kurman has a well-established record of successfully representing businesses and entrepreneurs in business transactions, regulatory compliance, health care, tax, intellectual property, litigation, employment, real estate/zoning, and many other areas of law. Our attorneys bring their decades of experience and business acumen to the highly-regulated cannabis industry to provide world-class advice, counsel and legal services on the many legal obstacles and business challenges facing companies in the cannabis industry. Whether you require regulatory advice on cannabis law or a seasoned practitioner of one of the many other practice areas our firm regularly serves, Offit Kurman offers a full-service suite of legal services to ensure success for you and your company.
Whether you are merely contemplating joining one of the nation's fastest-growing industries or have been operating a cannabusiness for some time, Offit Kurman's cannabis attorneys can add value to your business. Our unique, multidisciplinary approach to the industry and to cannabusinesses provides entrepreneurs and operators with legal, compliance, and business services while allowing for collaboration and cooperation in a number of different industry verticals and market segments. From helping you translate your idea into reality, to team-building, application support, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection and transactional support, our cannabis practice attorneys will provide you with essential guidance and support. We formed one of the first full-service, multidisciplinary cannabis law practices on the East Coast. For many jurisdictions in which we are not licensed to practice, we developed affiliate relationships with other top-tier cannabis law practices in order to offer tailored legal guidance regarding the specific needs for operators and transactions involving cannabis programs of many different states.
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- We can help you to establish an operational cannabis business, whether plant-touching or ancillary, with application support, formation documents, key contracts and onboarding investors and key team members.
- We can help you to navigate the cannabis industry by providing a finely-tuned understanding of the law and competent counsel on a wide variety of legal and business issues.
- We can help you to ensure success in the cannabis industry by making sure that you stay in compliance with local, State, and federal laws and responding to any issues or concerns that arise.
CANNABIS IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW AND A CONFLICT NOW EXISTS BETWEEN STATE LAWS AND FEDERAL LAW ON THE LEGALITY OF CANNABIS. OUR PRACTICE GROUP IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO ADVISE CLIENTS ON ISSUES IN RELATION TO APPLICABLE STATE LAW AND COMPLIANCE ISSUES RELATED THERETO. ANY ADVICE PROVIDED ON SUCH MATTERS IS VALID ONLY AS OF THE TIME IT IS PROVIDED. IF ANY SUCH LEGAL SERVICES AS PROPOSED BECOME UNLAWFUL AT ANY TIME DUE A CHANGE IN STATE LAWS OR A MATERIAL CHANGE IN THE FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS RELATING TO CANNABIS, WE MAY TERMINATE SUCH SERVICES UPON NOTICE TO AFFECTED CLIENTS. GIVEN THE IMPLICATIONS OF U.S. FEDERAL LAW REGARDING CANNABIS, IT MAY BE THE POSITION OF FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENTS OR EVEN THIRD PARTIES THAT OUR ADVICE MAY NOT BE PROTECTED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.