Hemp Advisory

Hemp and cannabis businesses have a range of needs, and need attorneys with regulatory experience and judgment to help get them where they want to go.  We can assist with: 

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate and business planning
  • Transactions and fundraising
  • Trademarks and brand protection
  • Licensing and engagement with administrative agencies
  • Resolution of contract disputes

A few representative matters

  • Advisor to several industrial hemp startup companies on formation and corporate governance issues
  • Advising B2B manufacturer of extracted CBD products about state licensing requirements
  • Advising hemp and CBD botanicals and cosmetics company concerning national distribution, including labeling, import/export, and licensing
  • Advising founder of medical and retail marijuana regulatory compliance software platform
  • Counseling cannabis product and packaging manufacturer on early-stage issues, including corporate formation and transaction with potential joint venture partner
  • Assisting with formation and regulatory requirements for industry consultant
  • Helping cannabis manufacturing trade association seek tax-exempt status
  • Assisting major Colorado-based cannabis business on intellectual property protection issues, including trademark and brand protection
  • Advisor to cannabis retailer in favorable settlement of contract dispute with supplier

Get in touch to start a conversation about your hemp industry project or issue.  

Current.

Changing regulations, seemingly inconsistent enforcement of ambiguous laws, endless licensing requirements.  

Navigating against a moving target is no easy task.  That being said, we’re up for the challenge. 

Knowledge.

Foundry Legal is synonymous with knowledge. We want to know everything in order to provide the best counsel for the current environment and also set you on the right path for the future.

Skill.

We’ve been there. We understand hemp & cannabis, understand business, understand people, and know how to get things done.

Trust.

The cannabis industry is filled with hustlers. You shouldn’t have to worry that your lawyer is one of them. Foundry Legal combines the professionalism of a traditional law practice with the entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and creativity of the hemp and cannabis industries. We are here to be your long-term partner through thick and thin, wherever that journey takes you.

Community.

We know that business is about people, and have an unshakable belief that the best way to move this industry forward is to support the community of cannabis businesses who are in it for the right reasons. 


Our clients include outside-the-box thinkers of all sorts.  Including you.

Brookings Institution
Report on Banking and Marijuana
https://www.brookings.edu/research/banking-regulations-create-mess-for-marijuana-industry-banks-and-law-enforcement/
National Conference of State Legislatures -
State Industrial Hemp Statutes
https://www.ncsl.org/research/agriculture-and-rural-development/state-industrial-hemp-statutes.aspx
NORML - State legalization laws/mapshttps://norml.org/laws/
NCIA - National Cannabis Industry Association https://thecannabisindustry.org/
Selected resources



Foundry Legal is a boutique business-focused law firm that’s not afraid of the questions you need answers to.  

Our clients include companies in emerging industries, first-time entrepreneurs taking advantage of new opportunities in the industry, and thinkers and questioners of all sorts. 

 

good legal is good business.

Foundry Legal is a boutique business law practice in Denver, CO.  Our attorneys focus on sustainable business law, which at its core means building a solid foundation for new and growing businesses, impact organizations, and other game-changers.

Who says the legal stuff has to be so stuffy?

Our practice is about doing legal a little bit differently…