Medical Marijuana Business Lawyers – Monthly Retainer Program


Access to representation in five states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida and Pennsylvania


General Counsel - Corporate counsel for cannabis businesses.  Manage client’s day to day legal affairs, including:

    Corporate governance and advising Board of Directors;

    Entity formation;

    Contract negotiation and management;

    Non-Disclosure agreements.


    Cannabis Specific Services

    Preliminary advisement regarding state and local applications for cannabis business licenses;

    Civil and administrative representation;

    Tax compliance: 280E compliance and strategies;

    Entity structuring to comply with state-specific cannabis laws;

    Governmental relations on the national, statewide and local levels (up to five hours per month included).


    Pre-Litigation Disputes

    Early case assessment;

    Dispute resolution and evaluation;

    Preliminary legal research and analysis into possible litigated matters;

    Assistance with pre-litigation investigations;

    Negotiation and pre-litigation correspondence preparation.



    Employment contracts, employee training, and policies specific to the cannabis industry;

    Hiring and terminations;

    Harassment/discrimination claims and internal investigations;

    Employee policy manuals;

    Employee compensation and benefits;

    Employment agreements and consulting agreements.


    Licensing, Distribution and Other Business Transactions

    Technology development and joint development agreements;

    Joint ventures and strategic alliances;

    Franchising and distribution agreements;

    License agreements, including support and professional services;

    User agreements and privacy policies;

    Trademarks, advertising and branding;

    Counseling to protect trade secrets, copyright, trademarks, patents and inventions.


    Intellectual Property

    Assist with federal and state filing and common law research on trademarks;

    Coordinate with professionals on the filing of patents, trademarks and copyrights.


    Real Estate

    Office, retail and industrial leases;

    Real estate property acquisitions and diversities;

    Construction and permanent financing;

    Landlord/tenant relationships.


    Commercial Agreements

    Development and review of contract templates; contract negotiations;

    Purchase and Sale Agreements;

    Professional Service Agreements;

    Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements;

    Independent Contractor Agreements.


    Criminal Charges

    Possession, distribution, cultivation and trafficking of marijuana;

    Medical marijuana criminal forfeiture;

    DUI of marijuana;

    Other drug offenses;

    Fraud and white collar crimes;





    Services not included in monthly retainer fee

    State, county and city cannabis permitting applications;


    Trademarks, copyrights, and patent applications.

    Acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures;

    Any specific project or transactional item that requires in excess of negotiated attorney time.