McAllister Garfield is a full service law firm that pioneers legal strategies and services for the marijuana industry. Beginning with the very first marijuana businesses that emerged in 2009, the Firm has represented hundreds of medical and recreational dispensaries, grows, infused-product manufacturers, and testing laboratories. The Firm currently represents some of the leading marijuana companies in Colorado and nationwide and represents a large number of ancillary and related businesses; including, lenders, investors, landlords, social media companies, trim companies, consultants, vendors, inventors, and packaging companies.
The Firm assists new businesses and investors in starting companies in drafting, corporate agreements, commercial leases and financing documents and providing legal advice on how to successfully obtain all required licenses. Beyond start-up, the Firm helps clients understand and maintain full compliance with the complicated rules in this highly regulated industry. The Firm also helps clients in maintaining and expanding their businesses; including, assistance in securing additional financial, drafting employment agreements, vendor contracts, licensing agreements and any other transactional work required of a growing business.
Additionally, the Firm is well-known for defending businesses against alleged rule violations and negotiating successful outcomes, at both the state and local levels. Specifically, McAllister Garfield has the reputation for its willingness to litigate matters of importance to clients beyond commercial disputes, including pesticide recalls and the right of industry participants to file for bankruptcy. Finally, the Firm also has significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, including the buying and selling of marijuana licenses and their related businesses.
McAllister Garfield is continuing to help its clients expand their marijuana businesses into the more than 20 medical and recreational marijuana. Currently, the Firm is based in Denver, Colorado but plans opening another office in California by the end of 2016.