First Am Law 100 Law Firm to Partner with a Cannabis Trade Association
WASHINGTON, October 15, 2018 – Duane Morris LLP and the American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (ATACH) today announced the first-ever partnership agreement between an American Lawyer (Am Law) 100 law firm and a cannabis trade association. Duane Morris LLP is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. It marks the largest and most significant law firm partnership with a cannabis trade association to date.
“Bringing Duane Morris into the fold of the American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp as our national law firm partner is a complete game changer for the entire cannabis industry and our members. Over the last few years, Duane Morris’ lawyers have demonstrated they are uniquely qualified to provide a full range of legal services to the cannabis industry, having advised big-time market movers, ancillary businesses and startups alike throughout the U.S. and abroad,” said Michael Bronstein, president of ATACH.
“We are honored to become the American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp’s national law firm partner, which reinforces our commitment to and involvement with the businesses that are driving the explosive growth of this market,” said Seth Goldberg, chair of the Cannabis Practice Group at Duane Morris. “Our firm’s deep experience in managing complex financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, taking companies public, taxation, litigation, intellectual property, and health law has equipped lawyers in the Cannabis Practice Group to provide a wide array of legal services of the highest caliber to the current cannabis marketplace and its future industry leaders.”
Duane Morris has dozens of lawyers in its Cannabis Practice Group who have been actively representing clients participating in different sectors of the multifaceted legal cannabis industry for years. With 21 offices throughout the U.S., including in five of the states that have legalized adult-use cannabis and 14 of the states that have legalized medical marijuana or low-dosage THC/CBD, plus Washington, D.C., which has legalized both adult-use and medical marijuana, Duane Morris is uniquely situated to service the cannabis market.
About the Duane Morris Cannabis Practice
Duane Morris attorneys in offices throughout the U.S. and internationally have extensive experience with the wide array of issues attendant to legal cannabis business activities, including licensing for cultivation, processing and dispensing; litigation; banking and finance; raising and deploying capital; protecting intellectual property; real estate development and leasing; public company representation and SEC filings; land use and zoning; healthcare and research; taxation; and cross-border transactions. In addition to advising participants in the medical and adult-use marijuana industries, Duane Morris attorneys are able to assist clients in other sectors whose businesses intersect with the expanding legal cannabis sector. Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges.
The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (ATACH) is the leading 501(c)(6) marijuana industry trade organization promoting the expansion and protection of legal sales of marijuana for industrial, medical and adult use. ATACH had been named “Trade Association of the Year” and “Corporate Grassroots Organization of the Year” by Campaigns & Elections magazine. ATACH’s membership is comprised of the largest and most influential businesses in the industry and promotes the protection and expansion of the cannabis industry.