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We’re not just legal experts; we’re cannabis industry experts and we have won time and time again.

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Tenacious Litigation Attorneys Resolving Cannabis Industry Disputes

Winning in cannabis industry litigation requires more than just knowledge of cannabis law and trial experience. You need experience, and you need drive. The litigation attorneys at Harris Sliwoski know the cannabis legal landscape and will fight on your behalf. Since 2010, we’ve driven results through rigorous study and diligent practice while representing cannabis industry investors and businesses of all sizes.

Our attorneys focus on the most regulated sectors of cannabis law. We’ll serve as your dedicated partner for litigation, arbitration, mediation, administrative disputes and audits/accountings in the cannabis industry. We also protect businesses by leveraging our experience with assets such as cannabis licensesintellectual property and real property.

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When to Hire a Cannabis Litigation Attorney

Our litigation attorneys can achieve the best possible resolution for your situation when a dispute or claim arises. However, your business will be the most successful in court if you hire a litigation attorney before a lawsuit. Harris Sliwoski’s attorneys can provide ongoing legal support that improves your position from the start if a dispute occurs. Our cannabis industry experience helps us navigate disputes and the ever-changing federal and state laws. We work hard to achieve favorable outcomes in court and often prevent suits before court action is necessary.

As cannabis industry litigators, Harris Sliwoski’s legal team offers distinguished representation in any situation:

  • Intellectual property protection: Control your intellectual property to protect your business and open new investment and licensing opportunities.
  • Government investigation response: Understand and defend your rights under current state and federal legislation.
  • Risk management: Implement the compliance strategies we suggest to mitigate legal risk.
  • Dispute and claim resolution: Protect your business through disputes and claims involving contracts, product liability, employees, land, real estate and purchase agreements.

Our Cannabis Litigation services include:

Trust Harris Sliwoski to ease your mind in any forum. We’ve been through it and we know how to win. Our cannabis litigation services include:

  • Cannabis securities litigation
  • Business disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Land use and entitlement disputes
  • Real property disputes, including breaches of purchase agreements and leases
  • Commercial cannabis license disputes
  • Lender litigation
  • Administrative appeals for denial, suspension, or revocation of your commercial cannabis license
  • California Proposition 65 defense
  • Trial and pretrial preparation, including discovery, motions, and negotiations
  • Advocacy in non-binding mediation
  • Advocacy in binding arbitration
  • Serving as cannabis-specific mediators and arbitrators (Harris Sliwoski attorneys who hear cases)
  • Agreed accounting, valuing businesses, audit and similar nonjudicial methods for reconstructing records

No matter your strategy, we can reduce your anxiety in any forum. We’ve been through it and we know how to win.

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Advantages of Working With Litigation Attorneys

Legal representation is especially important for businesses in the evolving cannabis industry. You need litigators on your side who are ready for the challenges the cannabis industry presents. Partner with Harris Sliwoski’s litigators for advantages that result in favorable outcomes:

  • In-court experience: Our litigators know how to use the legal system to your advantage. We will gather powerful evidence and articulate your position with confidence and poise.
  • Resource backlogs: With hundreds of court cases in our portfolio, we will reference past rulings to strengthen your case.
  • Cannabis industry expertise: We have over a decade of cannabis industry experience. Our attorneys communicate with regulators to understand current laws and stay on top of changes.
  • Negotiation prowess: Our litigators are experienced negotiators who can facilitate a resolution outside of court.

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Get in Touch with Our Cannabis Litigation Team

Harris Sliwoski offers full-service planning for legal services surrounding cannabis litigation. Since 2010, we have successfully litigated commercial cannabis contract claims, cannabis company corporate disputes, cannabis intellectual property claims, and cannabis real property disputes, including land use and entitlement challenges. Our litigation attorneys possess the skills, experience and resources necessary to represent your business in the complex cannabis industry. Get started by filling out the form, or call 1-888-330-0010 to schedule an initial consultation.

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Our Clients' Successes

“Harris Sliwoski expertly guided us through the formation of our company. They continue to assist with necessary registrations and compliance with numerous regulations. They were able to promptly answer all our many questions and provide understandable options, explanations and practical advice. We expect to continue to use Harris Sliwoski on a regular basis as our company expands. They were also able to introduce us other professional experts. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris Sliwoski to any companies in need of legal advice.”

user icon Three Continents Foods LLC

This law firm was a huge help as our company went through the process of commercial licensing in the California cannabis industry.  They have helped us with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while clearly communicating with us throughout the process.  Everyone we’ve worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field and we have always felt that we were in good hands through our legal representation.

user icon Wil Crummer, CEO PRO Farms

Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Harris Sliwoski have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. They quickly walked me through my options, and were refreshingly consistent in their communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Harris Sliwoski quickly made things right.

user icon Aaron Draplin, Founder Draplin Design Co.

I am impressed with this law firm. They answered all my questions regarding cannabis businesses and the California cannabis framework, and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.

user icon Corey T., CEO Thinc Cubed, LLC

I have been working with the lawyers at Harris Sliwoski for more than 20 years both as a business owner and as an executive at a large east-coast health system and that is because they have always efficiently provided high level and clear international law advice. Most recently, Harris Sliwoski provided legal support on many matters related to procuring medical products worldwide. Their support was particularly helpful to during the onset of COVID, when there was a big need for securing PPE quickly, all while navigating complicated international and domestic legal requirements. Harris Sliwoski’s team of international lawyers helped by conducting rapid-fire due diligence on potential suppliers, navigating the legal logistics for getting product from overseas and through U.S. customs, and drafting contracts to protect against various sorts of horribles. They did this by essentially providing what amounted to 24/7 service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

user icon Dan Pak Hospital Supply Chain Executive

Harris Sliwoski has represented our company in the legal cannabis industry for years. Harris Sliwoski has advised us in a wide variety of legal matters, and they are truly experts in their field. I would highly recommend Harris Sliwoski to anyone with questions about cannabis law, or any legal matters. They have been great for our Company, and will continue to guide us as our industry evolves

user icon Matt Hurt, COO Cannabis Nation

You won’t find a better partner than Harris Sliwoski when trying to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations.  They not only give sound and reliable legal advice, but they are also very responsive and are able to guide you in a way that helps you reach your business objectives as well.

user icon Joseph Axelrod, General Counsel Irwin Naturals

When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

user icon Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder Redbarn Cannabis 

We use Harris Sliwoski on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Sliwoski’s international dispute resolution team provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Sliwoski was a big factor in that.

user icon Kevin English, CEO We Are Camp

We have used Harris Sliwoski for legal help related to our international manufacturing. The lawyers with whom I worked had extensive familiarity with the international legal issues involved in our various projects and offered us key insights. I particularly appreciated how they always quickly and efficiently do what they say they will do and always within their cost estimates.

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