Experience

TCPA Class Action

Represent Tilt Holdings and cannabis technology company Baker Technologies in defending a proposed Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.

Sale of Cannabis Distributor for $50 Million

Represented Blackbird Holdings Corp., a distribution company providing operations and software solutions that facilitate the movement of cannabis products at each touchpoint within the supply chain, in its sale to TILT Holdings Inc.(CSE:TILT), a vertically-integrated technology and infrastructure cannabis company serving more than a third of dispensaries across the US and Canada.

Cannabis Industry Representative Engagements

  • Represent founders in connection with structuring cannabis businesses and advising on ownership issues related to cannabis businesses.
  • Represent existing cannabis businesses with respect to restructuring operations.
  • Represent sellers with respect to the sale of cannabis businesses and their assets.
  • Represent partners in connection with the acquisition of control of cannabis businesses.
  • Represent investment groups in connection with the formation of investment funds focused on the cannabis industry.
  • Represent investors and investment funds with securities matters, due diligence investigations of potential investments, and negotiating the terms of investments in portfolio companies.
  • Represent cannabis businesses with respect to financings and fundraising efforts.
  • Represent investors in connection with investment for control in cannabis businesses.  Advise on the corporate structuring of the same businesses.
  • Form and structure cannabis collectives under current California law. Represent existing collectives and new business ventures with licensing and permit planning in connection with existing laws and the new California medical and adult-use laws.
  • Represent cannabis businesses with respect to Prop. 65 matters.
  • Represent business in connection with trademark and intellectual property issues.
  • Represent investors and joint venture partners in large real estate transactions to create multi-use spaces for cannabis businesses.
  • Represent land owners that are leasing to cannabis-related businesses.
  • Represent founders and business partners in connection with ownership and contractual disputes in the cannabis industry.
  • Represent cannabis companies as outside general counsel.
  • Represent non-cannabis companies with respect risk analysis and appropriate safeguards and controls for engaging in business transactions with cannabis businesses.

Firm Highlights

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Cannabis Disputes: How to Minimize Your Litigation Risks

Farella's Cannabis Industry Education Series features Tony Schoenberg and Cynthia Castillo discussing "Cannabis Disputes: How to Minimize Your Litigation Risks." The laws regulating the cannabis industry are quickly changing and evolving. Many disputes are a...

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Employment Laws: Understanding Your Rights and Obligations as a Cannabis Employer

Farella's Cannabis Industry Education Series features Rebecca Stephens discussing "Employment Laws: Understanding Your Rights and Obligations as a Cannabis Employer." Cannabis businesses are subject to both state and federal employment laws and regulations. The past few...

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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims to provide qualifying small businesses, nonprofit organizations, veterans organizations, tribal businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors forgivable loans of...

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Supreme Court Ruling Expands Reach of Clean Water Act NPDES Permitting

Read the article on California Ag Net , here . In April, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Clean Water Act. The Court decided that a...

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Coronavirus and Federal Payroll Tax Credits: Relief Available for Cannabis Companies

The cannabis industry rarely looks to the federal government for support. Yet the raft of fiscal relief addressing COVID-19 has caused some in the industry to wonder what options, if any, might be available...

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Overview of the New Privacy Litigation Frontier, Including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Litigation

Farella's Cannabis Industry Education Series features Sushila Chanana discussing "Overview of the New Privacy Litigation Frontier, Including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Litigation." Cannabis businesses that are collecting consumer data need to be in...

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Fed Announces New Main Street Lending Program

Loans Will Provide Additional Support for Small and Mid-sized Businesses On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve released the terms of its Main Street Lending Program , a $600 billion loan fund for U.S...

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North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference

Farella Braun + Martel is a proud underwriter of the North Bay Business Journal's 2020 North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference. The live webinar explores new opportunities and challenges to the medical, recreational, and related cannabis...

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Maximizing Insurance Coverage: What Cannabis Businesses Need to Know

Farella's Cannabis Industry Education Series features Tyler Gerking discussing "Maximizing Insurance Coverage: What Cannabis Businesses Need to Know." The cannabis industry has flourished, along with it the cannabis insurance market has grown. As more carriers...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices Recognized by Chambers USA 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 12 lawyers and five practice areas in the legal directory’s 2020 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders...

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