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Vicente Sederberg LLP

Cannabis Law

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What the team is known for

One of the country's few law firms specializing in providing advice to businesses operating in the cannabis sector. Headquartered in Denver since its foundation in 2010, also expanding to locations in Boston, Los Angeles and Jacksonville.


"This is an exceptionally strong, sharp, and efficient team," enthuses one source: "There is always transparency, accountability and dedication to projects."

Another remarks that the firm "serves a critical role in the market and is synonymous with this sector."

A client says: "They understand policy, given that they have helped to draft and shape policy in so many states."

Work highlights

Advised SLCC on its application for 14 cultivation, manufacturing and dispensary licenses in the state of Missouri, with successful applications in each category.

Notable practitioners

Brian Vicente is a leading light in the cannabis market, where his practice focuses on assisting clients with license and permit applications.
"He is a real stalwart of the industry. He has had such an immense impact on the industry." "Brian is the guiding voice of the firm and is very deserving of the highest accolade. His foresight and larger-scale decision-making have proved to be invaluable."

Cassia Furman is particularly strong in guiding cannabis businesses through the framework of industry-specific regulations at the state and federal level.
"She is always on top of all matters, follows up and finishes each task, manages her team well, uses numerous resources in her firm to help with things that come up and always gets them accomplished."

Charles Alovisetti's practice focuses on the regulations affecting cannabis businesses, including those engaging in cross-border M&A.
"He is an extremely talented and very smart lawyer, and a really trusted adviser. He knows the cannabis regulations at a very granular level and has the foresight to see where they are headed." "He is just so, so fantastic. I would fully trust him with very complex matters."

Christian Sederberg is known for his considerable contribution to the state of Colorado's regulatory environment.
"He maintains a steady pulse of the industry nationwide and is extremely knowledgeable." "He is an excellent advocate for the industry."

Shawn Hauser specialises in advising producers and manufacturers in the industrial hemp industry.
"They call her the queen of hemp. She's doing cannabis-related work day in, day out."

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Vicente Sederberg LLP is not just a law firm that decided to jump into the cannabis space. We are a cannabis law firm, and we have been at the leading edge of cannabis law and policy since the inception of the regulated cannabis industry. We not only help clients navigate marijuana and hemp laws and regulations—we help shape those policies, and we have an unparalleled track record of advancing the legal cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner.

With offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Texas, and strategic relationships with leading firms specializing in areas of law that are critical to cannabis clients around the world, Vicente Sederberg LLP is a full-service cannabis law firm with a coast-to-coast and global footprint.

VS offers a full suite of services—legal, corporate, regulatory, policy, and research—for all types of plant-touching marijuana and hemp businesses (cultivators, retailers, extractors, product manufacturers, distributors, and testing labs), ancillary businesses, investors, trade associations, and governmental bodies. We also offer services to those interested and participating in the area of entheogens and other emerging therapies.


Alovisetti, Charles

Copenhaver, Travis

Fine, Adam

Furman, Cassia

Hauser, Shawn

Kappel, Josh

Kent Peebles, Sally

Kramer, David

Kurtzman, Brandon

Scardina, Jessica

Sederberg, Christian

Silverman, Phil

Vicente, Brian

Welsh, Jeffrey






Cannabis Law

Vicente Sederberg LLP


455 Sherman Street

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Press Release

Vicente Sederberg Announces New Partners and Additional Attorney Promotions in Boston, Denver, Los A

Authors: Phil Silverman, Jerrico Perez, Sahar Ayinehsazian, Michelle Bodian, Andrea Golan, Carl Werner, Yolanda Clarke, Meg Nash, Jeremy Shaw, David Ullian

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USA - Nationwide

Cannabis Law: Western United States

Brian Vicente
Band 1
Cassia Furman
Band 3
Charles Alovisetti
Band 2
Christian Sederberg
Band 1
Shawn Hauser
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