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Cannabis Law

Better Growth Happens when opportunity meets compliance

The cannabis industry is quickly emerging as a major economic engine. However, the regulatory framework governing the industry is wildly inconsistent with each state that has legalized cannabis having its own complicated licensing and oversight systems. We understand how to guide you through the ongoing challenges and deliver the legal guidance to keep you ahead of new rules and regulations.

We are among a small group of pioneering firms that have created a business advisory group specifically targeted to the cannabis industry.

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We counsel on:

  • Cannabis business formation
  • Licensing
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Corporate structuring
  • Joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions
  • Fund formation
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Real estate acquisitions and leasing
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Federal (280E) and state taxation issues
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Access to capital and new markets are important to a budding cannabis industry. We cultivate relationships with an extensive network of venture capitalists, private equity investors, investment bankers and entrepreneurs that can help grow your cannabis business.

When disputes arise with third parties or close relationships, we have the experience to provide sophisticated litigation services in any jurisdiction across the country.

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David Ruskin Joins Legal Face-Off on WGN Radio to Discuss Illinois' New Cannabis LawAugust 2, 2019

Cannabis business attorney David Ruskin was interviewed by Chicago's top legal radio show, Legal Face-Off on WGN Radio. David discussed Illinois' new recreational marijuana law and what it means for individuals and businesses. Listen to the recording on WGN Radio.…

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