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

Publication

SB 67 Moves California’s Cannabis Appellations Program Forward

In February of 2020, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) issued its first iteration of the Cannabis Appellations Program (CAP) , which set forth proposed regulations for licensed cannabis cultivators to establish...

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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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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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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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Event

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 series. This live virtual event will explore new opportunities and challenges to the medical...

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News

Election Brings Questions for Cannabis SPACs

Drew Goodwin commented in The Deal article "Election Brings Questions for Cannabis SPACs."

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Publication

SEC Expands Definition of “Accredited Investor” – Here Are 5 Key Takeaways

The SEC recently adopted amendments to Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 that expand the definition of “accredited investor” by adding new categories of eligibility based on professional knowledge...

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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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Maximizing Business Insurance Coverage Benefits After a Fire

Unfortunately, we again write while wildfire is devouring homes and businesses in Napa and Sonoma, and threatening many more. We’ve previously posted tips about first steps that you should take in the event your...

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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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