We counsel cannabis clients on:

  • business formation and operations
  • medical and recreational licensing and regulatory compliance
  • municipal approvals of host community agreements
  • local siting, zoning and permitting requirements
  • debt and equity financing and joint ventures
  • real estate acquisitions, sales and leasing
  • environmental issues affecting developers, landlords and tenants
  • employment issues, including executive employment contracts, drafting employee handbooks and training on workplace policies and procedures
  • tax matters
  • intellectual property protection
  • information privacy and data security planning
Results

Outcomes we can be proud of.

  • Representing a dispensary in its state Land Court challenge to impermissible restrictions imposed on its cannabis manufacturing license via local permit provisions.
  • Advising a recreational licensee on compliance issues with economic empowerment status.
  • Representing a medical marijuana dispensary in appealing the denial of a special permit and the improper grant of a permit to a competitor.
  • Representing a medical marijuana licensee in business matters, including business formation, raising capital and structuring a management services agreement.
  • Representing a holder of multiple medical marijuana dispensary licenses in a facility ownership dispute.
  • Representing a services provider to a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary business in contractual arrangements and tax matters.
  • Represented a tri-licensed dispensary in negotiating options to purchase and lease property, including analyzing zoning regulations.
  • Represented a medical marijuana dispensary license holder in Massachusetts Superior Court in the successful appeal of its license revocation.
  • Negotiated employment and equity agreements for senior executives.

Disclaimer

Possessing, using, distributing or selling marijuana or marijuana-based products is illegal under federal law, even where a state law decriminalizes or legalizes such activities. Compliance with state law does not assure compliance with federal law. Any information on our website or in any client alert does not and is not intended to provide any assistance in violating federal law.

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Speaking Engagements

October 17, 2019

Andrew Myers Interviewed by the Boston Business Journal for the “Table of Experts: Business of Cannabis” Special Edition

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Firm Announcements

October 10, 2019

Davis Malm Adds Accomplished Tax Attorney Phil Olsen to Business Practice

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Firm Announcements

August 20, 2019

Davis Malm Submits Comments to Cannabis Control Commission Regarding Proposed Revisions to Cannabis Regulations

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August 8, 2019

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Proposes Revisions to Cannabis Regulations

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August 7, 2019

Ex-client accuses Bowditch & Dewey of $20M gaffe

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Publications

July 31, 2019

Landmark Win for Growers Who Wouldn’t Take “No” For An Answer

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July 29, 2019

An Estate Tax Trap for Foreign Real Estate Investors

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Speaking Engagements

June 21, 2019

Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Estate – Tax Law, Entity Selection and Transaction Structures

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Publications

March 13, 2019

Marijuana entrepreneurs see favorable precedent in Worcester court ruling

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