Foster Garvey was created in 2019 through a “merger of equals” of Foster Pepper and Garvey Schubert Barer. These two law firms came together to bolster their strong Pacific Northwest roots and celebrate nearly 170 years of combined history. Foster Garvey is deeply committed – and connected – to the region, serving local, state and regional municipal entities and the innovative companies, individuals and visionaries who have driven sustainable growth in the area.
Foster Pepper was founded in 1904 in Seattle’s boom era at the dawn of the 20th century and its growth has tracked that of the region. Garvey Schubert Barer was founded in 1966 by three entrepreneurial law graduates who built the firm and then went on to start their own successful businesses. Both firms have had an integral part in shaping the region, and Foster Garvey is proud to solidify our presence and continue working with valued clients, coupled with being a consistent supporter of our communities in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
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. Foster Garvey offers 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. Contact the Foster Garvey Cannabis Group for more information.
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
- Real property transactions
- Restructuring and insolvency
CohnReznick provides services to plant- and non-plant-touching companies through industry insight, technical experience, and regional resources designed to help companies comply with changing regulations, provide transparency to investors, and develop a business and technology infrastructure that supports rapid growth. Together, we’ll build the much-needed regulatory infrastructure to sustain the industry’s economy.
While the cannabis industry is relatively new, CohnReznick’s years of experience supporting other growth industries with similar goals, issues, and operating models enables us to help companies in the real estate, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and retail sectors to also succeed in the cannabis sector. CohnReznick’s integrated team of accounting, tax, and business advisory professionals helps cannabis companies adopt compliance, financial, and operating best practices to protect assets, strengthen balance sheets, and drive growth.