Cannabis Law

Messner Reeves LLP has extensive experience navigating the complex landscape of Cannabis law. Whether you are a current cannabis business owner or an individual looking to enter the industry, Messner Reeves LLP can provide you the legal assistance you need to succeed.

The team at Messner Reeves LLP provides a full range of service with proven success for clients in the following areas:

· Dispensaries
· Grow Facilities/Cannabis Manufacturers
· Infused Products Manufacturers
· Cannabis Oil, Wax, and Shatter Manufacturers
· CBD Manufacturers
· Hemp Manufacturers
· Testing Facilities
· Cannabis Vendors and Service Providers
· Cannabis Licensing, Marketing, and/or Branding Companies
· Cannabis Packaging and Labelling Companies
· Cannabis Investors and Lenders
· Real Estate Holding Companies

Our Taxation services include: advising on ordinary and necessary business expenses, application of Section 280E of the IRS Code to cost of goods sold, vertical integration, and maximizing federal tax savings.

Our Corporate services include: entity selection and registration, drafting of governance documents, financing, and capital contribution negotiations, raising capital, corporate governance and business operations, commercial contracts and corporate transactions, employment contracts, and mergers and acquisitions.

Our Regulatory Compliance services include: state license application assistance, drafting and managing of operational plans to be submitted to state and municipalities for operational licenses, advice and assistance on local permitting and licensing processes, periodic legal compliance audits, and monitoring existing and evolving state and local regulations for marijuana businesses.

Our Intellectual Property services include: IP licensing, IP contract drafting and negotiation, state and federal trademark searches, counseling on trademark law, trade secret, and other intellectual property matters, trade secret agreements, in-state screening and registration of trademarks, policing and enforcing of registered trademarks, domain name disputes, copyrights, and IP litigation.

Our litigation services include: litigation against cities in defense of your cannabis business, administrative hearings regarding the denial or revocation of business license, administrative hearings regarding the denial or revocation of your State-issued cannabis license, civil litigation regarding commercial leases and landlord disputes, civil litigation of zoning compliance issues, litigation of contract disputes, and litigation of trademark disputes.

Our Real Estate services include: developing landlord marketing packages to describe cannabis business models for banks and other lenders, drafting leaseholds to accommodate cannabis business, review and advise regarding commercial leases, amendments to commercial leases, litigation and mediation, drafting purchase and sale agreements, and due diligence for real estate purchases and sales.

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