As one of the pioneering AmLaw 50 law firms to develop a dedicated Cannabis Law practice, Reed Smith’s Cannabis Law Team combines our lawyers’ sophisticated, global practice across the legal spectrum with a broad and deep cannabis industry knowledge (including hemp and hemp-based CBD products), allowing us to advise clients on what makes cannabis-related issues unique.
Reed Smith’s attorneys work seamlessly across offices and continents to advise clients on all aspects of the global cannabis business, representing multistate, single-state, as well as non-U.S. operators, including cultivators; manufacturers; distributors and retailers; ancillary businesses; financial institutions and service providers; investors, lenders and REITs.
The depth of our experience in cannabis speaks for itself. We have advised cannabis industry clients globally on issues relating to federal, state and municipal regulations; compliance and best practices; mergers and acquisitions; debt; structured and equity (public and private) financings; restructuring and workout; FDA and hemp product compliance; exchange listings and public securities reporting; insurance coverage; REIT and real estate transactions; dispute resolution; 280E and cross-border taxation; advertising, brand licensing and endorsements; fund formation; banking and service provider regulatory issues; broker-dealer and underwriter compliance; product liability; intellectual property and data privacy (including TCPA and ADA compliance); and import/export and customs.
In a high-growth, highly regulated industry in a constant state of motion, Reed Smith’s attorneys offer the knowledge, experience and relationships to help clients succeed in the cannabis business.