Davis Malm Launches Cannabis Law Practice

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Dedicated practice area will meet the specialized needs of the rapidly evolving and highly regulated cannabis industry.

Paul L. Feldman, Davis Malm President

We have represented clients in the cannabis industry since 2012...as the cannabis industry continues to expand, we see the need to establish a multidisciplinary team to help clients navigate this emerging market.

Boston law firm Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. announces that it has established a dedicated practice area to meet the specialized needs of the rapidly evolving and highly regulated cannabis industry. Davis Malm attorneys in the Cannabis Law practice will represent the full range of industry participants, from start-up cannabis businesses to companies providing goods and services to the cannabis market, as well as investors. The new practice area will span the breadth of the firm’s substantive expertise to provide key services to clients, including:

  • Business formation and operations
  • Dispensary licensing, permitting, and regulatory compliance
  • Debt and equity financing, including private equity and venture capital transactions, and joint ventures
  • Tax advice concerning the use of charitable organizations under state law and federal tax law limitations on available business expense deductions
  • Real estate acquisitions, sales, and leasing
  • Real estate and environmental issues affecting developers, landlords, and tenants, including zoning, permitting, and leasing
  • Employment issues, including negotiating executive and employee contracts, non-competition agreements, and arrangements concerning trade secrets
  • Implementing, auditing, and training related to employment policies and employee handbooks;
  • Intellectual property, including patent procurement on new tools for processing, cultivating, and delivering cannabis and thc (tetrahydrocannabinol), as well as trademark, infringement claims, and brand management counsel
  • Information privacy and data security planning

Davis Malm President Paul Feldman said, “We have represented clients in the highly regulated cannabis industry since 2012, when medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts. Our practice continued to grow with the legalization of recreational marijuana use in 2016 and, as the cannabis industry continues to expand, we see the need to establish a multidisciplinary team to help clients navigate this emerging market.”

About Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.
Founded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving. Davis Malm is the member firm for the International Lawyers Network representing Massachusetts and northern New England.

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