Farella Braun + Martel Launches Cannabis Industry Practice
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 30, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the launch of a practice group dedicated to one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.: the Cannabis Industry Practice. The practice is led by Transactional Partner Ryan Lowther, who has been working with industry clients for the past several years. With the ability to counsel industry players in every major stage and aspect of their businesses, Farella’s seasoned attorney team is ideally positioned to help navigate the laws and various operational and financial hurdles inherent in this highly complicated market sector.
“The industry is quickly evolving. Businesses operating in California in particular need to continue complying with the current laws while at the same time planning for the new regulatory scheme coming into effect,” said Lowther. “Our Cannabis Industry Practice group understands the complexities that businesses in this industry face and we help guide our clients through the myriad of legal frameworks applicable to them. These companies and investors—particularly once they get beyond the start-up stage—need an experienced team that has done this before in both the cannabis industry and other more developed industries.”
Farella is able to assist cannabis industry clients in every major stage of the business lifecycle, including: initial structuring and planning; obtaining financing and supporting ongoing operations; employment issues; contract drafting and enforcement; sale, merger or other liquidation events; real estate leasing and acquisition; land use; intellectual property; tax planning; insurance; environmental issues and Proposition 65; white collar and criminal liability issues; and corporate governance. The firm’s sophisticated industry clients include cultivators, manufacturers of edibles and concentrates, and dispensaries, as well as hedge funds and other investors focused on making investments in this growing market sector.
Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com
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