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Members of Akerman’s Cannabis Practice understand the complex legal and business issues impacting companies operating in this sector and have the depth of experience and national reach necessary to help clients meet their business objectives. The team monitors notable industry trends and legislative developments to provide timely guidance to clients seeking to navigate the maze of often-conflicting federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing cannabis. Clients include cannabis investment funds, cultivators, processors, dispensers and distributors, and suppliers of ancillary products and services.

Service Offerings:

  • Licensing
  • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Corporate formation and restructuring
  • Corporate, securities, and financing transactions, including M&A and joint venture structuring
  • Labor and employment compliance and litigation
  • Real estate transactions
  • Land use building entitlements
  • Government advocacy and legislative lobbying
  • Branding and intellectual property protection, including product label approvals and trademark protection
  • Commercial litigation and distributor/supplier/retailer dispute resolution
  • Healthcare licensing, discipline, and reimbursement issues
  • Legal guidance to start-up companies in virtually all phases of their lifecycles
  • Supplier and distributor business relationship counseling and transaction negotiation
  • Retailer purchasing compliance and on-premises promotions
  • Tax planning and strategy
  • Defense of enforcement, investigations, and administrative litigation

Ranked Lawyers at
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Cannabis Law: Eastern United States

Jonathan S Robbins
Jonathan S Robbins
Band 1
Cannabis Law: Western United States

Iran Hopkins
Iran Hopkins
Band 3


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