Cole Schotz P.C.




Cole Schotz’s multi-faceted practice is uniquely well-suited for investors and entrepreneurs alike with respect to the emerging cannabis industry and the opportunities and challenges it presents.

Our Cannabis Law Group is comprised of attorneys from multiple practice areas which allows us to provide guidance at every phase of the lifecycle of a cannabis business, including:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Regulatory compliance including licensing and registration of cultivation and dispensary facilities
  • Raising capital through private and publically issued equity and debt
  • Banking depository and payment relationships
  • Structuring of alternative energy sources for the operation of cultivation facilities, including solar, geothermal and co-generation facilities
  • Environmental review and compliance
  • Real Estate
    • Acquisition, construction and financing
    • Leasing and property management
    • Zoning requirements for cannabis businesses
  • Healthcare and privacy issues in operating medical marijuana dispensaries
  • Intellectual property, including IP protection and commercial licensing agreements
  • Employment practices
  • Tax and audit advice



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As published in: Big Law Business March 6, 2018

Cole Schotz Starts Marijuana Practice, Anticipating Legalization in NJ

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal March 6, 2018

Riker Danzig, Cole Schotz Launch NJ Cannabis Practices

As published in: Law360 March 5, 2018

Cole Schotz creates group focused on cannabis law

As published in: NJBIZ March 5, 2018