Carmody’s Cannabis team has considerable experience guiding and helping clients become established in the rapidly expanding cannabis and hemp industries. Our lawyers provide cost-effective, practical advice based on their years of industry experience dealing with state and federal regulatory issues, state licensing, corporate formation financing, and acquisitions, real estate and business transactions, and land use and zoning as well as education, employment and personnel matters, and intellectual property representation.
Our multi-disciplinary team represents clients across the U.S. currently operating business related to medical and adult-use cannabis, hemp, and CBD products and other ancillary businesses and service providers. Carmody is part of an international network of law firms, Mackrell International, which enables us to comprehensively service the needs of our international cannabis and hemp clients.
Establishing or Investing in a Cannabis Business
- Regulatory and legislative concerns
- Corporation formation, business transactions, and other business activities
- Obtaining financing and investments for cannabis, hemp, and CBD businesses, and collaterally related investment opportunities
- Commercial liability and business operations concerns
- Tax reporting, tax benefits, and financial compliance
- Business and investor disputes
- Real estate transactions and land use representation; including drafting leases, tenant negotiations, zoning representation, and real estate litigation
- State and local permitting
- Intellectual property protection, brand and trademark advice, and patent representation
Operating a Cannabis Business
- Advertising/marketing guidance and consumer protection compliance/representation
- Data privacy and information security
- Labor and employment matters, including, hiring, contracts, termination, benefits, and other employment policies
- Product testing/product liability/product labeling
- Ongoing business compliance
Related Cannabis Services
- Guidance to employers in general concerning employment, personnel, and union matters, including providing guidance to employers concerning changing cannabis law regulations
- Government investigations/regulatory compliance/white collar defense
- Workers’ compensation and personal injury claims involving cannabis use
- Data breaches and electronic security incidents
Disclaimer: The rules that govern attorney conduct require that we inform our prospective clients of the conflict between the state and federal statutes, and that the conflict exists regardless of whether federal authorities in Connecticut are, or are not, actively enforcing the federal statutes. Note that the law and policy applicable to this industry may change at any time.