Culhane Law, National Cannabis & Marijuana Business Law Firm

Culhane Law, National Can…

Culhane Law represents investors, deal makers, fund managers and entrepreneurs in the cannabis and marijuana industry. Their business law attorneys provide corporate planning advice and assist with corporate structuring, mergers & acquisitions, securities, transactions, and local regulatory matters.

The marijuana industry is a new, complex, and exciting place to be for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Initial showings in some of the first states to legalize its use demonstrate the promise of growth and financial returns within the market.  Medicinal and adult-use marijuana is becoming legal in a growing number of states. These new laws open the door for profitable investment and corporate development across the country for those with the foresight to step into the field.

Corporate Counsel for Cannabis Clients

Culhane Law is a team of experienced business and corporate attorneys focused on bringing their know-how to the emerging industries of cannabis, marijuana, and industrial hemp. Unlike most other cannabis attorneys whose involvement with marijuana started in the criminal courts, the Culhane Law attorneys have the technical expertise and business acumen to assist investors, deal makers, and entrepreneurs in structuring and funding their next business venture.

Comprehending the Complex Legal Landscape Around Marijuana

The marijuana industry faces unique challenges when it comes to legalization and regulation. Growing numbers of states have legalized the cultivation, processing, distribution, sale and use of recreational marijuana. More states have recognized the medicinal uses of cannabis and created laws that allow patients with specific diagnoses to use marijuana and CBD products to treat their conditions.

However, on the federal level, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance. This can create obstacles for entrepreneurs and investors entering the industry. Federal controlled substance laws can interfere with business owners’ ability to obtain financing, take tax deductions, or even simply open a bank account for their business.

Culhane Law makes it their business to keep up on the ever-changing state of marijuana laws across the country. With home offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California, the Culhane Law attorneys travel nationwide advising investors, deal makers, and entrepreneurs on how to operate within these tight legal limitations.

Connecting Investors with Entrepreneurs within the Marijuana Industry

The federal limitations on banking and capital markets within the marijuana industry mean that entrepreneurs often must turn to private investors to fund their build-outs, start-ups, and growth. This provides a unique opportunity for private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, and portfolio managers seeking to invest in a new industry with a high probability of profitable return. Culhane Law works directly with investors to help them navigate the legal landscape. By leveraging our existing network of experienced cannabis professionals, we help investors decrease the risk of cannabis transactions.

Crafting Corporate Structures and Securities Instruments for Marijuana Investments

When walking the cutting edge of industry development, having the correct corporate protections in place is essential. Culhane Law’s background in complex corporate transactions ensures that everyone at the table, including investors, deal makers, venture capitalists, portfolio managers, and entrepreneurs are comfortable with the deal. Culhane Law has the experience to handle complex mergers and acquisitions, as well as the knowledge to craft robust equity and debt structures, strategic joint venture agreements, and other structures to protect the the client’s interests.

The Culhane Law attorneys work with private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, portfolio managers, and entrepreneurs to help them understand the legal and regulatory landscape of the marijuana industry. They provide up-to-date legal advice as clients consider their investment options and capital deployment strategies. Call (612) 483-5385 or contact Culhane Law online to schedule a meeting with an attorney.

Meet Our Attorneys

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Edward R. Culhane is a deal lawyer with hands-on experience running and managing businesses. Ed’s clients are venture capital funds, private equity funds, family offices and angel investors. He helps his clients raise and deploy capital in early
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Jennifer Bennett Keeler is a corporate attorney with a multi-jurisdictional practice. She has over 20 years of experience working in many different business sectors with start-up organizations as well as Fortune 200 companies. Jennifer is
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William S. Fulton, Jr. has been helping his clients achieve their business goals for over 15 years. William helps clients navigate the constantly changing state and federal legal landscape governing the exploding marijuana, cannabis and hemp industries, by using his experience to help turn their ideas and dreams into successful businesses.
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