Firms Establishing “Cannabis” Practice Groups
April 20, 2017
As legalization of marijuana takes hold across more and more U.S. jurisdictions, cannabis as law firm specialty is taking hold as well. It’s a move that’s not without potential downside – some traditional clients might not like the odor – but, as reported in the Chicago Tribune, some big established firms are getting into the practice, along with a few less prominent ones. “A cannabis business needs not just a cannabis-focused lawyer but also one that really understands litigation and corporate law and intellectual property law and all these different types of practices,” said Bob Morgan, president of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association and head of the cannabis practice at Chicago-based Much Shelist.” Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild has a national practice, headed by a regulatory attorney who formerly worked for the gambling industry. “It was kind of like a natural fit for us,” he says.
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