Services

Fox attorneys are experienced in counseling legalized cannabis growers, distributors, processors, investors and others operating in this highly regulated industry.

We represent clients throughout the country and offer a one-stop-shop for all of the legal needs in launching and growing a successful cannabis business.

Advertising

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Banking

  • Financial services and monetary issues
  • U.S. Department of Treasury regulations
  • Traditional banking services

Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy alternatives
  • Debtor/creditor rights
  • State court receiverships

Corporate

  • Business entity formation
  • Creation of operational plans
  • Investor relations
  • Shareholder agreements

Employment

  • Background checks
  • Employee benefits and compensation
  • Employment litigation
  • Immigration
  • Wage and hour laws

Financing

  • Purchase/sale of cannabis businesses
  • Valuation matters
  • Venture capital and business financing arrangements
  • Debt collection

Government Relations

  • Assist regulators in passage of industry-related regulations
  • Challenging statutes and administrative decisions in the courts.

Intellectual Property

  • Patent registration and prosecution
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets

Liability

  • Risk management for liability claims
  • Implementing precautions and limitations related to consumer use of medical cannabis

Licensing

  • Procurement of cultivation and dispensary licenses

Real Estate

  • Business zoning and jurisdictional issues
  • Commercial leasing and related legal issues
  • Land use planning
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Property issues ranging from asset forfeiture to zoning restrictions

Taxation

  • Surcharges and taxes associated with individual state laws
  • Sales or exchange of capital assets
  • Depreciable business property
  • IRS audits

*Please be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is a federal crime, and no legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. Please also note that we are not advising you regarding the federal, state or local tax consequences of engaging in any business in this industry.