Mar 22, 2021
VS counsel Jennifer Cabrera will participate in a panel on April 8, 2021.
Finding and securing suitable real estate is at the core of launching virtually any cannabis business. Proper zoning, customer and patient access, and community and local support are critical to selecting an appropriate site. This is especially true in jurisdictions where municipal approval is a separate layer (and often a precondition) of the licensing application process for medical or adult-use marijuana businesses.
Site selection requires careful preparation, planning, and execution, and often yields many challenges and questions: Is my location in a suitable zoning district for a cannabis business? How do I identify and navigate the local approval process? What local permits are required in order to open? What contract provisions are necessary to best protect my interests as a buyer, seller, landlord or tenant? Mistakes made at the outset can cost time and money, sometimes resulting in months of delays and unexpected costs that can be devastating to any business. Vicente Sederberg LLP is uniquely qualified to help you avoid those mistakes.
In addition to having extensive experience in commercial real estate development, leasing, zoning, and permitting, our attorneys are deeply involved in cannabis regulatory work. VS has worked on shaping municipal cannabis policies for over a decade, so we understand local land use and zoning issues and know how to navigate them. We work closely with mayors, city and town council members, planning boards, neighborhood organizations, regulators, law enforcement, and other stakeholders to determine the most suitable locations for cannabis operations, and we know how to allay the concerns that are most likely to arise.
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Since 2010, our team has represented thousands of clients across all segments of the cannabis and hemp industries, including emerging companies, entrepreneurs, landlords, farmers, multi-state operators, and publicly traded companies. Highlights include:
Mar 15, 2021
VS attorney Elliot Choi will join Rick Kaplan of NYREJ on April 8 for a discussion on cannabis industry real estate investments in New York City.
By Ben Leonard and Brett Williams
Mar 9, 2021
This article published by the Colorado Bar Association addresses issues unique to cannabis-related business lease transactions and offers suggestions for structuring such leases to maintain regulatory compliance.
By Charles Alovisetti, Sally Kent Peebles
Jan 15, 2021
As more law firms are fielding client questions about cannabis industry transactions, it can be challenging for corporate counsel to identify when they need cannabis regulatory counsel.
By Vicente Sederberg LLP
Dec 18, 2020
Vicente Sederberg attorneys wrote the book on cannabis law — and now you can own it! This comprehensive primer on all things cannabis law is a must-have for anyone seeking to understand the major practical legal issues facing the marijuana and hemp industries.
By Christina Sava
Sep 10, 2020
Attention cannabis business owners! Don't forget to do your due diligence before leasing a space for your operations.
Aug 21, 2020
VS attorney Jennifer Cabrera will discuss how legalization will affect NJ municipalities in this event from NJ Cannabis Insider.
Jul 30, 2020
Watch this to hear about unique business issues in the cannabis industry, including real estate difficulties, in this interview with Rick Kaplan of NYREJ.
Apr 17, 2020
A discussion on what's going on in the cannabis industry and, of course, real estate issues in the cannabis industry.
By Charles Alovisetti, Partner; Cassia Furman, Partner; Ben Leonard, Associate
Feb 4, 2020
To many in the cannabis industry, REIT is not a common acronym. Yet, as cannabis businesses seek ways to raise funds, REITs are coming up in more and more conversations.