Proactive legal planning for a rapidly growing industry.
Our cannabis business attorneys have represented hundreds of cannabis and ancillary businesses across the country and internationally in structuring their enterprises and drafting formation documents to promote their long-term growth and security.
New businesses must consider many elements when forming their cannabis companies. One crucial element is entity selection; choosing to classify as a corporation, cooperative, partnership, limited liability company or other structure presents a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. The legal and tax structures surrounding entity selection can be as important as the classification itself. Operating agreements, corporate shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements can create vastly different economic and management rights and responsibilities for new business owners.
Harris Bricken’s team of cannabis business lawyers work with clients from our offices in California, Washington and Oregon across a broad range of business formations issues. Our experience will guide you through the legal strategy that best complements your near- and long-term business objectives.
Our cannabis business formation services include:
- Entity selection and registration
- Drafting of governance documents
- Financing and capital contribution negotiations
- Corporate governance and business operations
- Commercial contracts and corporate transactions
- Employment contracts
- Intellectual property protection