Business Transactions

We handle business formations and start-ups, stock and asset-based business sales and acquisitions, finance and lending transactions, contract preparation, review and negotiations, shareholder agreements, corporate governance, distribution agreements, vendor and customer relationships, licensing agreements, copyright and trademarks, and other business transactions.

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and strategic business alliances
  • Due diligence process, feasibility, and opportunity analysis
  • Analysis of regulatory approval necessary for various cannabis-related transactions and contractual matters
  • Agreement drafting, such as license, consent, assignment, and other agreements related to trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and other intellectual property protection
  • Expansion and licensing agreements and related advisory services
  • Advising entities seeking non-depository and industry-specific financial solutions
  • Assisting hemp and cannabis-related businesses in initiating and continuing communications with financial institutions to secure depository business accounts
  • Drafting internal policies and procedures within cannabis and hemp businesses to ensure a solid foundation for operating in an efficient and compliant manner
  • Merchant services for hemp-related businesses
  • Enhancing Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and internal policies and procedures with hemp-specific guidelines, laws and regulations
  • Negotiate and draft commercial leases for various cannabis uses and purposes to ensure compliance
  • Title and deed review
  • Counsel on land use, zoning, and other entitlements specific to cannabis and related uses