Our Practices

Venture Capital/Regulated Substances

Sills Cummis & Gross represents clients in the venture capital and regulated substance space, including those with investments in growers, processors and secondary businesses in the legal medical and recreational cannabis industry. Our Venture Capital/Regulated Substances Practice assists investment focused clients in fund formation and deal execution while also assisting businesses in facing the rapidly evolving regulatory framework as they grow and take new legalized products to the marketplace.

Our team understands the complex legal and business issues impacting companies operating in these industries at the state and federal level and our team has the depth of experience in facing these issues. The practice is designed to assist clients manage these risks and use our experience to cater to investors, businesses and existing growers that are currently in the marketplace or looking to enter the marketplace, and help them achieve their long-term goals. 

We believe the regulated substance market will only continue its exponential growth and our team adds significant value for clients by identifying new business opportunities while also being watchful of federal and state legislation that could adversely affect our clients’ interests.  Our attorneys focus on the following areas: 
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Formation and Business Licensing
  • Fund Formation and Investment Management
  • Federal and State Licensing
  • Branding and Intellectual Property Protections
  • Commercial Licensing Agreements
  • Tax Law
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation
  • Secured Creditor Issues
  • Employment and Labor     


PLEASE BE MINDFUL THAT POSSESSING, USING, DISTRIBUTING AND/OR SELLING MARIJUANA IS A FEDERAL CRIME, AND NO LEGAL ADVICE WE GIVE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE ANY GUIDANCE OR ASSISTANCE IN VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW NOR WILL IT PROVIDE ANY GUIDANCE OR ASSISTANCE  IN COMPLYING WITH FEDERAL LAW.   PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ADVISING YOU REGARDING THE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL TAX CONSEQUENCES OF ENGAGING IN ANY BUSINESS IN THIS INDUSTRY.

 

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