502 Cannabis Counsel

A catalyst for Washington marijuana businesses in need of a dedicated legal partner with business initiative.

Business Planning and Counsel

Halverson Law Group works with cannabis producer, processor, and retail businesses to convert their business ideas into practical realities. Whether we’re assisting our clients in selecting the right business entity to form, structuring their business entity, creating a business plan to seek funding, or planning for acquisition or mergers, we give practical, experienced business and legal advice for all phases of our client’s business entity’s life cycle.

Our firm works closely with our clients to counsel them on the most effective means of resolving disputes. We provide litigation services, including I-502 marijuana regulations, violation disputes, real estate and contract disputes, land use, environmental issues and business disputes in and out of court.

Disputes, Hearings, and Litigation

Our firm works closely with our clients to counsel them on the most effective means of resolving disputes. We provide litigation services, in and out of court, including disputes with other cannabis entities and ancillary businesses; cannabis regulatory and administrative violations; real estate, land use, and environmental disputes; and general contract and business disputes. More specific examples include:

  • Litigation against violations in defense of your licensed cannabis business
  • Administrative hearings regarding denial, suspension, or revocation of your cannabis license
  • Civil litigation of zoning compliance issues
  • Litigation of contract disputes

Washington State LCB Enforcement

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB or LCB) is the state government agency in charge of the drafting and implementing cannabis regulations, issuing cannabis licenses, and enforcing the regulations as applied to licensed entities. The WSLCB has created strict and broad-reaching regulations, such as ownership and financing requirements, minimum security requirements, advertising restrictions, traceability or anti-diversion requirements, and many other requirements intended to comply with federal guidance on state marijuana operations. It is important to understand that Washington State law does not preempt federal law, and still today, individuals involved in the cannabis industry can be subject to federal prosecution. However, federal prosecution is unlikely due to existing federal policies and congressional requirements, but we ensure our clients remain well-informed and well-advised to avoid any undue issues.

Give us a call today or stop by to set up an appointment. We have plenty of off-street parking, a friendly and professional staff, and a comfortable and casual office environment. We’re looking forward to helping you grow and cultivate your dream.

BUSINESS LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Business Dispute Resolution
  • Business Mediation Assistance
  • Business Arbitration Assistance
  • Construction Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Employment Dispute Litigation
  • Disputes With Government Agencies
  • Environmental Disputes

 

BUSINESS FORMATION, MERGERS, PURCHASES

  • Assisting with the Formation and Registration of New Washington State Businesses Including: C Corporations, S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), And Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
  • Assistance with Small Business Startups
  • Counsel Regarding Which Type of Business Formation Would Be Best (LLC vs. S Corp Etc.)
  • Assisting with the Formation of Nonprofit Organizations (IRS 501c) and Other Types of Nonprofits.
  • Buyout and Sell Agreements Between Business Partners/Owners
  • Indemnification Agreements Between Business Owners, Partners, Employees, Etc.
  • Business Mergers
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Establishment of Professional Corporations For Dentists, Accountants, Doctors, Architects, Attorneys, Counselors, Etc.
  • Review Of Business Plans from a Legal Perspective

 

BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

  • Franchise agreement drafting and review.
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • employment agreement drafting
  • Confidentiality Agreements and Nondisclosure Agreements for Employees, Vendors, etc.
 
 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Other Intellectual Property Issues
  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation

 

LEASES AND REAL ESTATE LAW

  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Drafting
  • Commercial Lease Review
  • Legal Counsel Regarding Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Assistance with Commercial or Residential Loan Modifications
  • Assistance with Short Sale Negotiations
  • Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Assistance

 

CONSTRUCTION LAW

  • Construction Disputes/Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Collection Efforts due to Non-Payment
  • Construction Quality Disputes
  • Environmental Issues
  • Mechanic Liens
  • Bond Claims
  • Disputes Between Owners, General Contractors, and Subcontractors

 

OTHER BUSINESS LAW

  • Asset Protection: Such as Creation of LLCs to Protect from Personal Liability on Rental Properties, or Other Investments.
  • Contract Drafting
  • Dissolution of All Types of Washington State Businesses.
  • Employment Agreement Drafting
  • Website Analysis from Legal Perspective

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Phone: 206-489-2712

Fax: 206.212.4154

19655 First Ave South, Suite 106
Normandy Park, WA 98148