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USA 2022
USA - Nationwide Cannabis Law
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris attorneys represent businesses and individuals at every level of the cannabis supply chain. Our clients include state-licensed adult-use marijuana, medical marijuana and hemp cultivators, processors, distributors and dispensaries, whether vertically integrated or operating as standalone businesses, as well as investors in those businesses. We also represent the full range of business vendors that supply their products and services to the cannabis industry, such as raw materials, technology, advertising, social media, consumption products and security companies. We have advised a wide variety of non-cannabis companies, including traditional consumer goods companies, real estate developers, insurance companies, banks, media companies, government contractors, broker-dealers, and private equity and venture capital funds in evaluating the regulatory and business considerations pertinent to entering into the cannabis space.

We have specific experience pertinent to clients participating in or otherwise involved with the cannabis industry, including:

  • Regulatory
  • Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Intellectual Property
  • Health Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Bankruptcy
  • Information Technology and Management Software
  • Public and Community Relations
  • Environmental Considerations

Chambers Review

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Cannabis Law - USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for

Duane Morris utilizes cannabis expertise on a nationwide basis and across a broad spectrum of practice areas, with practitioners specializing in IP, corporate transactions and regulatory advice within the sector. Offers expanded capabilities in the wake of the 2018 Farm Bill for clients trading in hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. Also boasts litigators able to handle contentious issues for producers and distributors across the industry

Strengths

"The practitioners are incredibly responsive and always ready to get involved in any matter, whether big or small."

"The team is great and they have a lot of resources."

Work highlights

Duane Morris advised BGP Acquisition Corporation on its $115 million IPO on the NEO Exchange in Canada.

Notable practitioners

Seth Goldberg boasts high-level experience advising cannabis businesses throughout their life cycle.
"He is very helpful in the CBD space, we look to him for expertise in regulatory framework." "He's great and he is very knowledgeable."

Tracy Gallegos has extensive experience in the cannabis sector. Her practice covers regulatory issues, including licensing, in addition to corporate structuring and transactions.
"She delivers above and beyond for me." "Tracy is a phenomenal lawyer, she's just a really good outside counsel, I have one hundred percent confidence in her."

New York-based practitioner Michael Schwamm advises cannabis businesses on a range of issues including licensing, business structures and transactional matters.
"Michael is collaborative, reliable, and leads a great team. He is very knowledgeable on all things cannabis and M&A and he has great cross-border experience."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Cannabis Law: Eastern United States

Seth Goldberg
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Seth Goldberg
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Michael Schwamm
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Michael Schwamm
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Cannabis Law: Western United States

Tracy Gallegos
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Tracy Gallegos
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