Since its founding in 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer has counseled clients across virtually all industry sectors. Our attorneys have significant experience in both complex legal and business matters. We value innovation and entrepreneurship, and closely monitor industry trends. It is with these values in mind that our firm established the Cannabis Industry Group. This group is committed to helping our clients achieve their business goals in this rapidly changing area of law.

Licensed marijuana and marijuana-related businesses in the States of Washington, Oregon and Alaska face extraordinary legal challenges. Not only are these businesses burdened with challenges inherent in any new industry, but also must deal with onerous state and local regulations, as well as uncertainty resulting from federal law. In no other industry is sound and experienced legal counsel more imperative. Garvey Schubert Barer, with over 100 attorneys possessing deep and diverse industry experience, is poised to grow with your business and this industry.

We offer a comprehensive legal platform that provides access to lawyers with extensive capabilities in a range of practices, such as regulatory compliance, marijuana licensing, business finance, contracts, labor and employment, healthcare, real estate, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, technology and tax. To learn more about important legal developments and other matters of concern, please subscribe to our blog, Cannabis Business Blog.



Donahue Fitzgerald is a full-service business law firm serving the legal needs of our clients in the cannabis industry. We represent emerging and established companies and investors in the cannabis industry, and take pride in finding creative solutions to your legal challenges. We advise a broad range of clients in the cannabis industry, including retailers, cultivators, manufacturers, packaging companies, angel investors, celebrities, and consulting firms.

Businesses in the cannabis industry face the same issues that every business must tackle, and must also address unique obstacles related to the rapidly evolving legal landscape. With extensive knowledge and experience, our attorneys provide the strategic guidance our clients need to navigate the unique challenges presented by this industry, from issues arising from the conflict between federal and state laws on the use and distribution of cannabis to financing transactions and M&A deals in the industry. Our attorneys assist in providing cost-effective, practical advice, and timely legal solutions for virtually every aspect of your complex business needs, including: 

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiation of angel and venture financing transactions
  • Intellectual property protection and enforcement
  • Co-branding and celebrity endorsement deals
  • Employment
  • Real property transactions
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Litigation
  • Tax

Please visit the Donahue Fitzgerald website for more information.   




Harris Northwest Advisors is a boutique M&A advisory firm in Seattle which represents privately-held businesses in sale transactions. Located in the Pacific Northwest, HNA has international deal execution capabilities, as exemplified by clients we have served in the US, Canada and Europe. HNA primarily seeks to work with profitable companies which have revenues in the range of $10 – $100 million and are attractive acquisition candidates for institutional buyers, where our network of connections is strongest. We will also from time to time take on smaller assignments where we believe there will be institutional interest. We have billions of dollars of cumulative transaction value experience with a wide range of companies, from large publicly-traded Fortune 500 corporations to venture stage enterprises. Since inception in 2016, we have worked with clients in manufacturing technology, software, e-commerce, health care and consumer industries. Website 


 Cannavolve Holdings provides financing for businesses alongside business incubation and acceleration services. Cannavolve relies on a best-of-breed deal flow network to deploy working capital in concert with Advisory and Operational services to public and private businesses. Cannavolve has been building and advising companies since 2011. Over the last eight years, we have built an international deal flow pipeline, guided multiple companies to revenue, negotiated mergers & acquisitions, and generated profitable exits for both founders and investors.

Cannavolve accelerates client businesses through a proven model of funding; operations; product launches; and ongoing sales, marketing, and expansion into new markets. Our business model results in considerable corporate growth and leads to mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, and other profitable exit opportunities. Cannavolve clients have realized rapid growth, resulting in highly successful exits for founders and investors. Website