Cannabis in United States

Dentons

Known for its ‘intimate knowledge of the cannabis industry’, Dentons provides a multidisciplinary team combining a range of expertise, including the key areas of litigation, employment tax and listings. A core area of work is IP matters, notably licencing and trademark issues, but the firm also handles the full spectrum of compliance, corporate and transactional advice covering cannabis regulations, FDA matters, funding, M&A, and real estate. Cannabis sector specialist Eric Berlin co-leads the practice with Kathryn Ashton, who is a national tax-exempt finance lawyer with a track record representing underwriters, lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured financings. They can call on experienced associates Joanne Caceres and Los Angeles-based Lauren Estevez. All named individuals work out of Chicago unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Eric Berlin; Kathryn Ashton

Other key lawyers:

Joanne Caceres; Lauren Estevez

Testimonials

‘The practice has an intimate knowledge of the cannabis industry, yet more importantly, they take a very personal approach to both their involvement and activity in the sector.’

‘The stand-out from our perspective are Eric Berlin, Lauren Estevez, and Joanne Careers. They are dedicated contributors who work tirelessly to deliver on client expectations.’

Key clients

AFC Gamma

Altmore Capital

Ascend Wellness Corp.

Ayr Wellness

Bespoke Financial, Inc.

Bright Green Corp.

Connected International Inc.

Devi Holdings Inc.

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp.

Green Globe Data (Belushi’s Farm)

Green Leaf Medical

Green Thumb Industries

GSW Creative Corp. (dosist)

Northern Swan Holdings (Clever Leaves)

OrganiGram Holdings, Inc.

PAX Labs

Scotts Miracle-Gro/Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Subversive Capital

The Parent Company

Tuatara Capital

Verano Holdings Corp.

WM Holdings (Weedmap)

XS Financial

Work highlights

  • Advised Weedmaps (through WM Holding Co., through the Silver Spike Acquisition Corp.) on its process to be publicly listed and traded on Nasdaq.
  • Represented Green Leaf Medical, LLC, a privately held, fully-integrated cannabis multi-state operator (MSO) with a leading market presence throughout the mid-Atlantic region, in its $450 million triangular merger with Columbia Care Inc.
  • Representing Bright Green in all aspects of it obtaining full licensing from New Mexico and the federal government, as well as various corporate, real estate, employment, and regulatory purposes.

Goodwin

Recommended for ‘great service, knowledgeable staff‘, Goodwin‘s experienced team is co-led by Boston-based David Apfel, Bill Growney in Silicon Valley, Brett Schuman and Jennifer Fisher, who are both in San Francisco. The core pillars of the firm’s cannabis practice are litigation, transactions and regulatory advice to industry players. Intellectual property is another stand out discipline for the team, with one client praising the firm’s ‘unique perspective as they have executed some of the only multi-state IP licensing deals for infused product manufacturers’. Another name to note in the space is San Francisco-based associate Nicholas Costanza, who works across the area on litigation, regulatory and IP matters.

Practice head(s):

David Apfel; Jennifer Fisher; Bill Growney; Brett Schuman

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Costanza

Testimonials

‘Great service, knowledgeable staff!’

‘Great advise and counsel on a number of topics. Great sense of humor.’

‘Goodwin has a unique perspective as they have executed some of the only multi-state IP licensing deals for infused product manufacturers.’

‘Bill Growney is as genuine as they come. Quick with pragmatic counsel, admits what he does not know, but instantly finds someone on his team who does. Zero ego, just 100% actionable guidance. A key part of our team.’

Key clients

Central Coast Agriculture, Inc.

CoGrow Massachusetts LLC

Consummate Holdings

Dutchie

Gotham Green Partners

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

KIVA Brands, Inc.

Last Prisoner Project

Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp.

Mesobis, Inc.

PAX Labs, Inc.

Surterra Wellness dba Parallel

Terra Tech Corp.

Work highlights

  • Advised Dutchie, a cannabis technology platform focused on providing consumers with safe and easy access to cannabis and supporting the positive wave of societal change cannabis is bringing to the world.
  • Advised Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp. on its acquisition of a vertically integrated, California-based cannabis company, Glass House Group, and all related assets for total consideration of approximately $567 million.
  • Representing Gotham Green Partners (“Gotham Green”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on deploying capital into cannabis and cannabis-related enterprises, with respect to its $100+ million debt investment into iAnthus, a multi-state cannabis operator.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Uniquely qualified and demonstrably capable at the intersection of cannabis and finance’ DLA Piper LLP (US) brings an interdisciplinary approach and global network to its cannabis sector work. Boston-based Stefanie Fogel focuses on food and consumer product regulation and compliance, as well as recall response, corporate compliance, and litigation (commercial, class action and multi-plaintiff) related to the cannabis industry. She leads the broad team whose expertise includes regulatory product development, sourcing and supply chain, contracting, label and packaging review, testing assessment, e-commerce and privacy matters.

Practice head(s):

Stefanie Fogel

Testimonials

‘This team is uniquely qualified and demonstrably capable at the intersection of cannabis and finance. No other team was able to understand our specific needs as an insurer entering the cannabis market, and able to design a solution which allowed us to efficiently achieve our goals at scale.’

‘The common understanding we found quickly allows us to move quickly and rapidly evaluate new developments or experiment with different concepts.’

Key clients

Smith & Sinclair

14th Round

Charlotte’s Web

Just Brands USA

Purekana LLC

Work highlights

  • Acted for Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc.‎ in connection with its acquisition of Abacus Health Products, Inc. by way of a court approved arrangement. And Conducting regulatory due diligence for Charlotte’s Web’s recent acquisition of CBD Medic, involving OTC hemp CBD products.
  • Represented Just Brands USA, Inc., Just Brands FL, LLC, and Just Brands, Inc., in the Southern District of Florida in securing the dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit.
  • Advised a holding company with diversified assets in the emerging plant-based and holistic wellness consumer product categories including the majority owned CBD subsidiary brand PureKana, LLC.

Duane Morris LLP

Utilizing offices across the US, Duane Morris LLP provides ‘seamless support in multiple jurisdictions’ and is well regarded for its ‘excellent cannabis experience, and cross-border tax structuring experience’. The firm’s broad coverage in the cannabis industry ranges from regulation, litigation corporate and tax advice, to employment, IP and IT issues. Co-practice heads Seth Goldberg in Philadelphia, Tracy Gallegos, who works out of Las Vegas, and Cherry Hill-based Paul Josephson are experienced representing businesses and individuals at all levels of the cannabis supply chain.

Practice head(s):

Seth Goldberg; Tracy Gallegos; Paul Josephson

Testimonials

‘DM has offices across the US, which allows it to provide seamless support in multiple jurisdictions. They have excellent cannabis experience, and cross-border tax structuring experience.’

‘The practice is unique because of the knowledge the attorneys have about the business of cannabis. The attorneys are up to date on the latest in cannabis news and offer clear and transparent communication.’

‘Tracy Gallegos is the best attorney I’ve ever had. She stands out because she is assertive, she gets things accomplished in a timely manner. She makes great decisions and I trust her judgement. I feel like she genuinely has the best interest of myself and my business at the forefront of her decision making.’

Key clients

BGP Acquisition Corp.

Silver Spike Capital LLC (Sponsor for Silver Spike III Acquisition Corp.)

Harborside, Inc.

Jushi Holdings Inc.

Devine Hunter, Inc.

Medical Outcomes Research Analytics

THC Design LLC

Green Thumb Industries (“GTI”)

iAnthus

BGP Acquisition Corp.

Silver Spike Capital LLC (Sponsor for Silver Spike III Acquisition Corp.)

Harborside, Inc.

Jushi Holdings Inc.

Devine Hunter, Inc.

Medical Outcomes Research Analytics

THC Design LLC

Green Thumb Industries (“GTI”)

iAnthus

Work highlights

  • Represented Harborside Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis enterprise, in the $43.8 million acquisition of Sublimation Inc. (“Sublime”), a cannabis manufacturing company located in Oakland, CA.
  • Represented iAnthus in contentious litigation with a former major shareholder and senior executive filed in December 2020.
  • Represented THC Design LLC, which owns multiple subsidiaries that hold cannabis cultivation or manufacturing licenses throughout Los Angeles, CA, in a $15 million debt financing transaction.

Jenner & Block LLP

The New York-based team at Jenner & Block LLP is spearheaded by Martin Glass , who specializes in US-Canada cross-border transactions and Stephen Ascher, who is also co-chair of the firm’s securities and litigation practice group. Representing top of the market companies in both the US and Canada, the firm is experienced cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary matters, as well as advising companies investing in the industry. Core strengths for the practice include M&A, securities, licensing issues, tax, anti-money laundering, trademark matters and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Martin Glass; Stephen Ascher

Testimonials

‘The team has very strong cross-border experience and understands the Canadian capital markets.’

‘Martin Glass has extensive experience with cross-border transactions.’

Key clients

Cresco Labs, Inc.

Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Green Thumb Industries Inc.

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.

SAF Group

Measure 8

SunStream Bancorp Inc.

Clarus Securities Inc.

GLAS Trust Co. LLC

World of Weed, Inc.

Stifel

Verano Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advised Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, in connection with its US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) IPO, whereby Green Thumb sold 3.1 million registered subordinate voting shares at $32.03 per share for a total of US$100,000,000.
  • Advised Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., a leading multi-state cannabis operator in the United States, in a private placement of up to C$27,500,000 of subordinate voting shares at a price of C$7.70 per share.
  • Representing Aurora Cannabis, one of Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producers, its officers in directors in two separate putative shareholder class action cases in New Jersey federal court. On July 6, 2021, a firm team secured a dismissal without prejudice in Wilson v. Aurora Cannabis.

Reed Smith LLP

Well regarded for its ‘thoroughness, professionalismReed Smith LLP’s practice is spearheaded by San Francisco-based Marc Hauser, praised as ‘the resident cannabis expert – that knows the industry and players through and through’. Hauser’s team advises a range of clients in the sector including underwriters, issuers and markets and is ‘further complimented by the larger firm’s full-service capabilities on all things business’. Particular specialisms include capital markets and M&A matters related to the cannabis industry, but the firm also brings strengths in life sciences and healthcare, entertainment, employment, IP, insurance, litigation and financial services regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Marc Hauser

Other key lawyers:

Liling Poh

Testimonials

‘They are cognizant of budgets and respectful billing practices – highly ethical in my experience.’

‘I have worked with Marc Hauser and Liling Poh, both of whom have proven themselves consistently insightful, efficient, and business-conscious.’

‘Thoroughness, professionalism.’

‘Marc Hauser is the resident cannabis expert – that knows the industry and players through and through – and his know-how is further complimented by the larger firm’s full service capabilities on all things business.’

‘Marc Hauser is the go-to. It’s a small industry and Marc does an amazing job at advocating for his clients without alienating the other side.’

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter represents companies in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical and device, consumer products and businesses in the cannabis-oriented growth sector, as well as assisting funds, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders in the cannabis industry. Key strengths for the cross-discipline practice include regulatory, transactions, IP, litigation, and advising on chemical policies and legislation across the US. Evelina Norwinski  leads the team from Washington DC and advises manufacturer, distributer, retailer and investors in cannabis industry matters.

Practice head(s):

Evelina Norwinski

Key clients

Charlotte’s Web

The Association of the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI)

Allied Concessions Group Inc.

NS Holdings Inc.

RIV Capital, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Charlotte’s Web, the market share leader in full spectrum cannabidiol hemp extract products, in its effort to work with the US Food and Drug Administration to develop new regulations and a new policy framework to ensure the quality and safety of hemp and CBD-containing products.
  • Advised Allied Concessions Group Inc. (ACG) in connection with the exercise of an option to acquire 100% of its securities. ACG is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cannabis consumer products in Colorado.
  • Advising on federal and state laws governing personal care products containing hemp derivatives, including the manufacture, import, packaging/labeling and retail sale of such products.

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Farella Braun + Martel LLP acts for clients including cultivators, manufacturers, retailers and investors, advising them on the full range of issues, from initial structuring and formation, financings, employment, regulatory compliance and general corporate issues, to sale, merger and business exit. Additionally, the practice draws from the firm’s strengths in real estate leasing and acquisition, land use, IP, tax planning, employment, insurance coverage, environmental issues, product liability, Proposition 65, corporate governance and litigation. The team is co-led by associate Jeffrey Hamilton and Ryan Lowther from San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Hamilton; Ryan Lowther

Key clients

Poseidon Asset Management

Next Green Wave

TILT Holdings, Inc.

Growth Leasing

Jupiter Research, LLC

Baker Technologies

Poseidon Garden Ventures

Jiva Life, LLC

Lubby Holdings, LLC and Vaporous Technologies, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing publicly traded Canadian company TILT and its subsidiaries with a major corporate restructuring project, commercial contracts, regulatory advice, and employment counseling related to California activities.
  • Advising Poseidon Asset Management, the first investment fund in the United States to be focused solely on cannabis investments, as general counsel.
  • Representing Canadian public company Next Green Wave in corporate transactions, commercial transactions, and US corporate governance. Manage local and state licensing.

Husch Blackwell LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP ‘is very knowledge in the world of cannabis’ and handles cannabis and industrial hemp regulatory matters across all 50 states and Washington DC. The firm is primarily known for regulation and transaction work, but also provides expertise in corporate and securities, vendor contracts, employment law, corporate governance, real estate, IP, customs, sweepstakes, litigation and tax matters. The team is co-led from Denver by Steven Levine, who specializes in marijuana and industrial hemp regulatory work, as well as corporate and M&A, and Marshall Custer, who focuses his practice on the marijuana and industrial hemp industries. Associate Meghan Brennan left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Steven Levine; Marshall Custer

Other key lawyers:

Alyssa Samuel; Lowell Pearson; Allee Barton

Testimonials

‘Husch is very knowledge in the world of cannabis. They have been instrumental in setting up our investment structure as well helping navigate the compliance issues at both the state level and federal level.

‘Cannabis is incredibly tricky, even more than just state regs. You must be able to adapt to changing regulations and sometimes only legal advice is the answer. Husch has been key to our success.’

‘Marshall Custer and Alyssa Samuel are my right-hand folks. They are prompt to answer questions and explain certain items in which I am not familiar. They help on all issues of compliance, investment structure and general legal questions.

‘Lowell Pearson and Allee Barton worked with us on a license settlement with the MO Dept of Health. The settlement resulted in exactly the way we wanted. Our in house team did a ton of work on the settlement but Lowell and Allee were there to steer us in the right direction and help navigate a successful settlement.’

‘Well rounded team that knows the cannabis industry, is efficient and available. Works to get job efficiently and effectively. Transparent in process and billing.’

‘Their knowledge and desire to complete tasks. Very deal friendly.’

‘This is a full service law firm with deep resources. Cannabis businesses need access to competent legal help across the spectrum, and this practice can fulfill those needs without having to outsource.’

‘Marshall Custer with Husch Blackwell is not only an amazing attorney but also a genuine person. I know that Marshall always has my best interests in mind. I often ask Marshall the question if you were in my shoes how would you handle or approach a given situation. Marshall provides me with honest, truthful insight that I really appreciate and hadn’t found until I found Marshall. Marshall’s experience is not only exceptional with regards to cannabis matters but all things business. I’m a lucky person to have him in my corner.’

Key clients

Schwazze

VCP23, LLC d/b/a Green Thumb Industries

Columbia Care, Inc.

Clear Cannabis, Inc.

Green Sage Real Estate

Los Sueños Farms

Futurevision d/b/a Medicine Man

Nutritional Elements d/b/a The Health Center

LivWell Enlightened Health

Native Roots

Zuber Lawler

Zuber Lawler handles cannabis-related corporate, finance, M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, FDA, employment and litigation work. A particular strength for the firm is advising on IP matters in the sector, an example being obtaining federal trademark allowances for cannabis brands in relation to extracts, oils and flowers. The practice also has ‘an in depth knowledge of the regulations and upcoming changes in the regulations. As well as facilitating the sales and M&A activity within the industry’. Thomas Zuber in Los Angeles leads the team and has a long-standing record in representing cannabis companies.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Zuber

Other key lawyers:

Jeff Zuber

Testimonials

‘The tech forward firm utilizes their diverse skill sets and diverse background in leverage for the overall best outcome for the client. They think ahead for the client and continually use best practices of listing options as well as network specialists in order to obtain the best foot forward and so the client feels in decision and with full understanding of each path.’

‘Jeff Zuber is a top notch attorney who through conservative tactics provides a scope of work that enables litigation efforts to be ready and converging the full ground. Being the belt and suspenders type of guy, Jeff always ensures the client is covered both for the infield and the outfield. He makes himself available for direct cell phone calls, even when on vacation, and fully commits his best efforts to win for the client. As a client of some of his litigation efforts, Jeff Zuber always outperformed each stage of the case. His exceptional knowledge of the court process and possible counter delay tactics enabled us to always be a step ahead. Ultimately, Jeff won our case with a a 10s of millions landslide recovery.’

‘They have an in depth knowledge of the regulations and upcoming changes in the regulations. As well as facilitating the sales and M&A activity within the industry.’

‘They are very easy to communicate with on specific matters in a timely manner. They also provide networking services within the industry which is very valuable.’

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC provides counsel to clients operating with state-issued licenses and to businesses providing goods and services to the cannabis industry. The firm covers the spectrum of advice to the sector, including the key areas of corporate, financing, real estate, employment, lobbying and IP. Corporate and M&A expert Scot Crow co-leads the team from Columbus with Benton Bodamer, who focuses on M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, minority investments, divestitures and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Scot Crow; Benton Bodamer

Key clients

Alternative Medical Enterprises, LLC

Farmaceuticalrx LLC (of Ohio)

Terrasana

Cultivate

Thornapple

Battle Green Holdings

Hlabs

Gage Growth Corp

Clade 9

Doghouse

Choice Consolidation Corp

Item 9 Labs

Gotham Green

Pelorus Capital

Emerald Growth

Natrabis

Irwin Naturals

Hawthorne Hydroponics

Embarc

Jushi

Australis

Work highlights

  • Advised Alternative Medical Enterprises, LLC in its merger with Verano Holdings, LLC, Plants of Ruskin, LLC and RVC 360 LLC.
  • Advised Farmaceuticalrx LLC in the financing deal to construct and operate Ohio licensed cannabis processing and cultivation operations.

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Known for representing businesses in regulated industries, Dykema Gossett PLLC offers cannabis industry clients a range of expertise, including licensing, financial institutions, litigation, food and beverage regulation, lobbying, real estate and tax. Lansing-based Lance Boldrey is practice head and recommended as ‘one of the most brilliant cannabis lawyers in the country’.

Practice head(s):

Lance Boldrey

Testimonials

‘Lance Boldrey is one of the most brilliant cannabis lawyers in the country and certainly the best within Michigan. He’s pragmatic and an excellent advocate for his clients.’

Key clients

Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association

VB Chesaning

Lume Cannabis

Fluresh

Choice Labs

Sensible Cannabis Reform for Economic Development (SCRED)

Happy Trails

Verano Holdings

Terrasana Cannabis Co

SB VB Grand Rapids

Work highlights

  • Formed the MCMA, managed tax matters, and represent the MCMA in lobbying for legislation and administrative rules. MCMA was the primary industry player in the development of permanent administrative rules for the cannabis industry, which took effect in June 2020.
  • Represented VB Chesaning on licensing and regulatory matters from inception, and VB Chesaning was awarded the very first grower licenses in the State of Michigan.
  • Represented Lume since inception, performing all corporate work, licensing and regulatory, and real estate acquisition.

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Greenspoon Marder LLP’s expertise ranges from state-level licensing and real estate acquisitions to regulatory and compliance issues. The firm also advises cannabis industry players across the key areas of tax, corporate planning and intellectual property. Denver-based Nick Richards leads the team and focuses on representing individuals and businesses in tax audits, M&A and tax debt issues, as well as advising cannabis companies, owners and investors in regulatory compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Nick Richards

Other key lawyers:

Irina Dashevsky

Testimonials

‘I’ve followed Irina Dashevsky from her days as an associate to now as a partner at Greenspoon Marder. She is an unbelievable talent that understands the complexity of cannabis along with the interconnectivity of other practice areas. Greenspoon Marder is fortunate to have such a talent on its roster.’

Key clients

Liberty Health Sciences, Inc.

Hazehaus LLC

Deer Park Partners, LLC

Cresco Labs – Social Equity & Education Development

(SEED) Incubator Program

Multiple Cannabis-Related Trademarks

Work highlights

  • Represented Liberty Health Sciences, a vertically integrated Florida cannabis business, in its acquisition by Ayr Strategies, Inc. – a $372 million all-share transaction.
  • Represented over 20 plaintiffs in cannabis litigation against the State of Illinois captioned Hazehaus et al., v. IDFPR, et al.
  • Represented more than 100 cannabis-related trademarks (U.S. and State).

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP provides cannabis industry clients with a multidisciplinary team that brings together expertise in the fields of finance, joint ventures, equity investments, financial services, government relations, tax, IP and regulatory compliance. Los Angeles-based Anita Famili Sabine leads the team and her broad work in the sector includes advising on regulatory compliance and licensing, joint venture formations, celebrity licensing deals, farm and dispensary acquisitions, and environmental issues such as California Prop 65.

Practice head(s):

Anita Famili Sabine

Key clients

A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners

American News Company

Ceres Acquisition Corp.

MedMen Enterprises

Work highlights

  • Advised Ceres Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC), in connection with an over-subscribed private investment in public equity (PIPE) of US$225 million and its proposed business combination with Parallel Inc.
  • Advised a confidential group of lenders in providing a $50 million, three-year secured revolving credit facility to leading national medical and wellness cannabis operator Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
  • Representing American News Company in regulatory and advertising advice on a 50- state basis, negotiation of supply agreements with manufacturers, and evaluating operational and warehousing limitations on a state-by-state basis.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Specializing in cannabis industry litigation and arbitration Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP’s team of experienced practitioners ‘have the expertise to navigate through California’s treacherous cannabis landscape’. Particular strengths are IP, bankruptcy, partnership disputes and white-collar defense. Robert Becher in Los Angeles leads the team and is a ‘brilliant lawyer and go-to strategist for high-stakes business disputes and complex cannabis litigation’.

Practice head(s):

Robert Becher

Testimonials

‘The only thing more expensive than hiring Quinn Emanuel for cannabis transactions is NOT hiring Quinn Emanuel. They don’t just have the expertise to navigate through California’s treacherous cannabis landscape, but they are a group of whip-smart lawyers and tacticians with an appetite to win all the way.’

‘Rob Becher doesn’t just win; he destroys. Absolutely brilliant lawyer and go-to strategist for high-stakes business disputes and complex cannabis litigation. Rob has a knack for thinking ten steps ahead and hitting the bullseye every time. He is out to win it all for his clients.’

Key clients

JUUL Labs

Ray Akhavan

UL Holdings NV LLC

Andy DeFrancesco

Diversified Panels Systems, Inc.

SOL Global Investment Corp.

Serruya Private Equity

Aphria

Tilray

Acreage Holdings

Work highlights

  • Representing Aphria Inc. in a class action lawsuit alleging securities fraud.
  • Represented SOL Global Investment Corp. in litigation with a hedge fund over a debenture.
  • Representing Ray Akhavan who is charged with conspiracy to commit brank fraud related to the processing of credit and debit card transactions for a popular online marijuana delivery marketplace.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Stanley Jutkowitz in Washington DC leads the Seyfarth Shaw LLP practice and advises clients on corporate transactions, tax counseling, real estate lending, and risk assessments in the cannabis space. His team handles a range of matters in the sector, notably M&A, equity and debt financing, leasing, financing, employment and immigration matters, as well as issues related to the use of derivatives in cannabis electronically traded funds.

Practice head(s):

Stanley Jutkowitz

Key clients

Innovation Shares

AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF

Amplify Investments LLC

ETF Managers Group

Allegiance Trucks

PrideStaff

Work highlights

  • Advising Innovation Shares on an opinion letter for SEC compliance regarding their new electronically traded fund (ETF) called the Cannabis Fund (THX).
  • Advising AdvisorShares on a legal opinion letter to the SEC for its latest ETF, AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF.