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Cannabis Law

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What the team is known for

The Akerman team is highly respected with strength in depth, representing businesses and investors operating in the arena of cannabis production and distribution. It marries regulatory expertise with transactional corporate and real estate capabilities in the sector, and it also has ample experience in dispute resolution.

Strengths

"It is a strong team."

"The client service is always extremely professional, prompt and courteous. We always have the confidence that we are in very good hands with Akerman."

"The attorneys are very attentive and responsive."

Work highlights

Akerman represented Cliintel in a dispute regarding the theft of cannabis industry trade secrets.

Notable practitioners

Iran Hopkins has the capacity to effectively handle cannabis-related transactions and licensing.
"She is skilled, professional and an overall joy to work with." "On the regulatory and business side of things she's brilliant; she knows the regulations and is very talented at corporate formation and tax implications."

Jonathan Robbins deploys his regulatory expertise in the context of both compliance and litigation, including groundbreaking challenges to state cannabis laws.
"He is one of the top cannabis lawyers in the country. He is my first call for most matters." "He's an excellent critical thinker, negotiator and counsel."

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Overview

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

Cannabis Law

Akerman LLP

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Location

350 East Las Olas Boulevard

Suite 1600

Fort Lauderdale

Florida

USA

FL 33301

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Cannabis Law: Eastern United States


Jonathan S Robbins
Band 1

Cannabis Law: Western United States


Iran Hopkins
Band 3