One of New York’s first law firms to establish a dedicated Cannabis Practice Team, Lippes Mathias LLP helps clients conduct their businesses within the confines of the cannabis industry’s emerging legal requirements by offering a broad range of legal services along with the expertise necessary to navigate the cannabis industry’s complex and rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. 
From corporate structuring to real estate and intellectual property matters, Lippes Mathias LLP has a team of experienced attorneys focusing in all pertinent areas of cannabis law since the inception of legalization. Our Cannabis Team has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to operate a successful cannabis business, and given that our dedicated Cannabis Practice Team has been working within the legal cannabis business since the legalization of cannabis, we’re able to provide both legal expertise as well as a curated network of industry players. 
Our Cannabis Practice Team can provide legal services in any of the following areas of law involved in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, marketing, and sale of cannabis products:
  • State license applications 
  • Regulatory compliance 
  • Real estate and land use matters 
  • Intellectual property, including trademark matters 
  • Banking law compliance 
  • Entity formation 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Private equity investments 
  • Tribal matters 
  • Government relations 
  • Government investigations and securities enforcement 
  • Franchising 
  • Employment law matters, including workplace policies 
  • Immigration, cross-border, and import/export restrictions 

We have produced a series of four seminars in 2022 related to cannabis updates.  Links to the videos of these seminars are found below: 
headshot of team member Scott V. Carroll
Partner | Team Leader - Technology and Life Sciences
headshot of team member Hon. Carol E. Heckman (Ret.)
Partner | Team Co-Leader - Indian Law | Team Leader- Alternative Dispute Resolution
headshot of team member Christian M. Lovelace
Partner | Team Leader - Franchising & Licensing; Team Leader - Asset Receivable Management
headshot of team member Michael G. Rossetti
Partner | Office Leader, Washington, D.C. | Team Co-Leader - Indian Law | Team Co-Leader – Government & Corporate Investigations
headshot of team member Joseph W. Schafer
Senior Associate | Team Co-Leader - Cannabis
headshot of team member Richard M. Scherer, Jr.
Partner | Team Leader - Business & Commercial Litigation
headshot of team member Ryan V.  Stearns
Partner | Team Co-Leader - Cannabis
headshot of team member Lauren A. Suttell
Partner | Team Leader - Not-For-Profit
headshot of team member Scott E.  Thompson
Partner | Team Co-Leader - Intellectual Property
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