Cannabis Corporate General Counsel Program
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;
Contract negotiation and management;
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).
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.
Assist with federal and state filing and common law research on trademarks;
Coordinate with professionals on the filing of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Office, retail and industrial leases;
Real estate property acquisitions and diversities;
Construction and permanent financing;
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.
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.