As more and more states move to legalize possession, growing, and selling cannabis products, from CBD and marijuana, to edibles, beverages, and more, investor opportunities abound for new businesses and business ideas in this burgeoning industry. Our experienced business and cannabis industry attorneys provide strategic advice on business formation and operations, help marijuana cultivators create investor-friendly and industry-compliant corporate structures, and represent domestic and international investment funds that focus on cannabis and cannabis-related early-stage companies.
We counsel clients on issues related to lack of federal benefits for investors and operators, such as bankruptcy and IP protection, and work with stakeholders to understand their exposure and mitigate it as best as we can. We also stay up-to-the-minute on the rapidly evolving legal requirements and challenges as states, and the federal government, continue to evolve their thinking on marijuana regulation. And our real estate team works closely with cannabis clients to manage the zoning and permitting process, and provides representation in real estate acquisitions, sales, and leasing.
Whether you’re an operator, producer, seller, investor, property owner, insurer, or entrepreneurial startup, Pierce Atwood offers firmwide expertise to help clients navigate this complex regulatory environment.