Legal & Operational Expertise
Launching and Growing Your Cannabis Business
Our cannabis business attorneys have extensive experience in big law firms, as well as significant operational and management experience within the highly regulated cannabis industry. This unparalleled combination affords us a unique and customized approach for each of our clients -individual, boutique-level service resulting in true strategic partnerships. Whether you’re building a business along the seed-to-sale spectrum, or have a product, tool or service for the cannabis space, our cannabis lawyers can help launch, protect, support and scale your business.
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Who We Help
As the cannabis industry expands, our cannabis business lawyers are assisting multiple businesses in a burgeoning marketplace – not just those directly touching the product. From packaging to real estate, software to security, Nemphos Braue’s extensive corporate law experience spans and transcends cannabis-related verticals and related products.
Every industry needs technology. From interpreting data, to providing a seamless, cloud-based experience for customers, to analyzing lab results, or creating automated workflows and mobile apps – we are only at the cusp of the connection between cannabis and technology. As your business pushes the boundaries with new and innovative ideas, our attorneys meet that demand with a customized-legal approach. Our Maryland cannabis business attorneys assist with patents and other intellectual property matters that are critical for all technology companies, as well as contracts, governance, raising capital and financing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
Growers, Processors & Dispensaries
From seed-to-sale, legal expertise can be a critical piece in ensuring your business is enabled for success and prepared for ever-changing local, state and federal regulations.
Hemp, CBD, psychedelics, edibles, beverages, and THC-derived products face unique challenges in the marketplace.
How We Can Help
The Maryland cannabis business attorneys at Nemphos Braue offer a blend of big law firm experience with a boutique, customer-focused level of service. The lawyers on our team become an extension of yours, and are flexible and nimble enough to address all areas of corporate law.
Government & Regulatory Affairs
Bipartisan experts at our affiliate, Old Line Government Affairs, LLC, help navigate and monitor ever-changing state and federal government restrictions, legislation, regulations and more.
Intellectual Property & Licensing
Creating products? Developing software or innovating new plant processes? Patents, copyrights, trademarks and other filings are critical for protecting your most valuable assets.
Mergers & Acquisitions
As the industry matures, opportunities for joint ventures, buying or selling a business will multiply. Our experienced attorneys understand the art and science of getting the best deal.
Financing, Private Equity & Venture Capital
An injection of funding could fuel your company’s growth. Capital and innovative funding sources are available, and our lawyers know that when it comes to money, the details matter.
Formation, Structuring & Governance
From corporation types, taxes and stock options to board members, NDAs, and vendor contracts, our experts in corporate law turn a cost center into added value for your team.
WE ARE YOUR LEGAL EXPERTS.
Recent Cannabis Insights
Bill Huber Speaks at Lead4Life Mental Health Symposium
Bill Huber served as the keynote speaker, addressing the change in dynamics between employers and employees as it relates to cannabis.
It’s 4/20: An Update on Cannabis in Maryland
Legislation that was approved by both the House and Senate in the Maryland General Assembly sets the stage for regulated recreational marijuana sales to begin on July 1.
Nemphos Braue and 3-21 Capital Form Cannabis-Focused M&A Team
Announcing the formation of a powerful team where experience in the cannabis marketplace meets expertise in the M&A field.
Meet The Cannabis Team
CANNABIS IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW AND THEREFORE CONFLICTS WITH MANY STATE LAWS WHERE CANNABIS HAS BECOME A LEGALLY LICENSED BUSINESS PRACTICE. WHILE FEDERAL POLICIES CURRENTLY PROTECT THOSE PERSONS COMPLIANTLY PARTICIPATING IN A PROPERLY STATE-LICENSED CANNABIS BUSINESS, THERE IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY THAT SUCH SUPPORTING FEDERAL POLICY COULD CHANGE IN THE FUTURE. IT IS THE INTENT OF THE NEMPHOS BRAUE LLC CANNABIS PRACTICE GROUP TO ADVISE CLIENTS REGARDING STATE LAW COMPLIANCE, AND NEVER FOR THE INTENTIONAL VIOLATION OR CIRCUMVENTION OF FEDERAL LAW. CHANGES IN STATE AND FEDERAL POLICIES REGARDING CANNABIS MAY ALTER PREVIOUS ADVICE PROVIDED TO CLIENTS OF THIS PRACTICE GROUP AND THE DYNAMICS OF THAT ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP, INCLUDING THE NEGATION OF ANY ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.