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Health and Wellness Law

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Rapid Innovation and Change

The burgeoning health and wellness industry is undergoing rapid innovation and change as consumers seek healthy, personalized, sustainable, and ethically sourced products from companies that align with their core  values. Likewise, Harris Sliwoski has always represented clients that do business a little differently, that are on the cutting edge of cultural and market trends, and that take ethics and social responsibility seriously.

We are fortunate to represent myriad companies in the health and wellness space that consumers have come to trust, not just because of the quality of their products, but because of the culture they foster around progressive and forward-thinking business practices. Our entrepreneur clients in this space must regularly balance their goals of providing the best and most diverse products and lifestyle choices for their customers while at the same time navigating through a seemingly never-ending stream of federal and state regulations.

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Our law firm is well-positioned to assist companies and brands in the health and wellness space with everything from forming companies, protecting brands, drafting commercial contracts to complying with murky and complicated laws and regulations on the local, state, federal, and global levels. Our health and wellness clients include mom and pop businesses, woman- and minority-owned businesses, non-profit and public benefit companies, agricultural cooperatives, social media influencers, and some of the biggest and most respected health and wellness brands in the United States, Europe, and the world.

Our attorneys have worked in virtually all aspects of the industry, including state-legal medical cannabis, emerging medicines and drug therapies, including, psilocybin, ketamine, and entheogenic plants, hemp and CBD, nutritional supplements, organic farming, cosmetics and topicals, wellness certification programs, wellness tourism, premium beverage and food, performance and lifestyle fashion, branding and licensing, health and wellness technology, including mobile applications and IoT devices, fitness and yoga, pet care, and wellness retail and pop-ups.

Full-Service Planning for Legal Service Surrounding Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness Services (Domestic and International)

  • Entity formation and governance compliance and reporting
  • Obtaining federal and state permits and licenses
  • Buying, selling and leasing real estate
  • Legal, regulatory, and brand strategizing, negotiation, and protection
  • Compliance with local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations
  • Intellectual property applications and brand protection
  • Contract drafting, including licensing agreements, distribution, supply, and manufacturing agreements, white label agreements, and social media influencer/brand ambassador agreements
  • Compliance with U.S. and international privacy and data security requirements
  • Resolving disputes, including by mediation, domestic and international arbitration, and domestic and international litigation
  • Importing and exporting products into and from the United States and elsewhere
  • Immigration issues for executives and employees

Our commitment to serving the health and wellness industry began concurrently on the U.S. West Coast and in Barcelona, Spain — the cultural epicenters for so many of the new developments in health and wellness. Harris Sliwoski also has lawyers in China, where we work with countless manufacturers and distributors of health and wellness products.


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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.

user icon Andrea Barona Valladolid, Senior Legal Counsel Fairphone
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