Higher Law: What to Ask Would-Be Clients?
Jason Klein Quoted in Higher Law
Asking the Right Questions: What Do You Say?
Everyone wants a piece of the Green Rush. But what’s a lawyer to do with a potential client who’s accustomed to working in marijuana’s shadows, where agreements and ownership rights perhaps were not always cemented in formal documents?
I reached out recently to three lawyers in the cannabis space who told us how they approach those initial conservations with would-be clients.
"What are your true motivating factors?" asks Jason. "Is it success, reputation, fear, acclaim, policy change or something else? Are you focused on getting any project done or the right project done? What steps have you taken in your personal or professional life to prepare for this project?"
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Jason Klein has been practicing law in Washington DC since 2010. He started his career at a boutique firm specializing in business immigration involving O-1, L-1, and EB-5 visas. In 2011 he began the Law Office of Jason Klein where he began working with early stage applicants for Washington DC's medical marijuana program. Since then, Mr. Klein has advised direct and ancillary cannabis businesses and investors on a range of legal issues including choice of entity, formation, commercial contracts, administrative, licensing, and compliance in tightly regulated markets. Mr. Klein also built a separate real estate and foreclosure practice area representing credit union clients holding non-performing residential loans in the District of Columbia.
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