Helping you navigate an evolving industry
The legalization of recreational cannabis has had—and will continue to have—a significant impact on the Canadian economy. The industry is rapidly growing and evolving, bringing new and exciting business opportunities. We understand that our clients need specific, cutting-edge legal advice and we use that industry-specific knowledge to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions.
Our Cannabis group is made up of experienced lawyers across various practice areas. We provide relevant, up-to-date advice and guidance on the legal and regulatory framework that governs businesses in the cannabis industry. We consider risk and seek viable solutions to help meet our clients’ goals. We speak in plain English (the legal jargon stays in legal documents, where it belongs).
We advise everyone from licensed producers, investors, innovators, distributors, and retailers to ancillary service and technology providers on the full range of legal issues, including:
- Commercial contract drafting
- Commercial lease drafting and review
- Commercial real estate
- Corporate structuring including reorganizations
- Employment matters
- Financing arrangements through equity and debt financings and venture capital investments
- Intellectual property protection and strategy
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Private and public mergers, and acquisitions
- Regulatory compliance
- Regulatory licensing
- Stock exchange listings including IPOs and RTOs
Industry leaders keeping current with the law
We stay on top of developments and changes in this new space, and regularly attend industry conferences, seminars, and other events in Calgary, across the country, and around the world.
McLeod Law is hosting a cannabis conference with TAGLaw, our international legal alliance, for the 2019 Western Regional Conference in Banff, Alberta. It is an opportunity for us to showcase our knowledge in this industry while expanding our network and connecting with other experts around the world who work in this area.
Investing in your business
We take the time to understand your business. Having a single-contact lawyer who knows your history helps us create efficiencies, which means we’re up to speed and ready to help when you need it. We use our experience and extensive knowledge to bring you forward-thinking solutions.
We keep things simple and know when to scale up or down. Tasks are assigned to the right people at the right seniority levels, so you aren’t paying higher fees unnecessarily.
You will also benefit from our network and connections because we make introductions between our clients as often as possible.
A worldwide network of resources
If you have legal needs outside of Alberta, we can connect you to qualified and respected law firms in other provinces and countries through the TAGLaw global network.