Cannabis Corporate Counsel – Monthly Retainer Program

Access to representation in four States: California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

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: 280 E compliance and strategies;
  • Entity structuring to comply with state-specific cannabis laws;
  • Governmental relations on the National, Statewide and Local level; (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, trainings, and policies specific to 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
  • Conduct 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 divestitures
  • 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
  • California DUI of Marijuana
  • Other Drug Offenses
  • Fraud and White Collar Crimes
  • Other Criminal Offenses


  • Identifying new opportunities in cannabis industry and assistance in raising capital.

Services not included in monthly retainer fee:

  • Cannabis State, County and City cannabis permitting applications
  • Litigation
  • Trademarks, copyrights copyrights and patent patent applications
  • Acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures
  • Any specific project or transactional item that requires in excess of 10 hours of attorney time

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