The business and tax attorneys at Moskowitz, LLP provide experienced legal counsel to marijuana growers, cultivators and retailers in all aspects of business formation and ongoing operations.
Business entity formation
Whether you are a large commercial venture or a small operation, we can help you select the right business entity, incorporate your enterprise, and prepare all the necessary documents to ensure that you are in full compliance with the law.
Creation of operational plans
The development of a solid operational plan can help you set realistic goals for the development or expansion of your marijuana-related business, vastly improve your business relationships, and is an essential tool for securing outside investors. When the State of California begins to issue business licenses in 2018, an operational plan may well become mandatory. We can help you to develop one that complies with the law and meets all your business needs.
An increasing number of investors are looking at opportunities in the marijuana industry, but these investments require a high level of due diligence in light of the complex and conflicting U.S. federal and state laws. Our corporate and tax attorneys can help you with all of your investor relations needs, including the development of a sound strategy for financing your cannabis business.
Any number of things can go wrong in the life of a business, and the proper structuring of a shareholder agreement at the outset can help ensure that all parties receive a fair deal if things happen to go sour.
Properly drafted purchase and sales agreements are crucial if you wish to minimize your liability and avoid future litigation. Note that all transactional agreements for your marijuana business must be carefully drafted to ensure that contract disputes remain in California and not go to federal court.
California Corporate and Tax Attorneys
The Cannabis Practice Group at Moskowitz, LLP is comprised of business and tax attorneys dedicated to ensuring that the firm’s cannabusiness clients are legally compliant in this developing industry. Contact our San Francisco Office today.
Disclaimer: Growing, cultivating and distributing marijuana are violations of federal law under the Controlled Substances Act, Title 21, Section 841(a)(1). The tax firm of Moskowitz, LLP can assist you in adhering to state and local law and regulations, and advise you how to conduct your operations in a way that will minimize your risk of federal prosecution. However, we do not intend for our advice to assist you in the violation of any law and in light of the evolving nature of the marijuana industry in the U.S., clients must understand that our legal and tax services can guarantee neither success nor immunity from civil and/or criminal prosecution. In all areas where the legal landscape is constantly changing, we recommend that our clients act with caution, stay abreast of developments in the industry, and consult with us often.