Chambers Publish Their 2024 Cannabis Law Firm Ranking

They seem to have it right if you are talking about the big end of town and medium sized firms .. but as always with Chambers they aren’t really that interested in solos or smaller regional firms where a lot of the skills and knowledge lies because of the very nature of cannabis law in the US

Interestingly they are also splitiing by region and I thing for the first time ranking firms who work in psychedelics

 

Here’s what they say

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Band 1

  1. Akerman LLP
    Akerman LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    The Akerman team is highly respected with strength in depth, representing businesses and investors operating in the arena of cannabis production and distribution. It marries regulatory expertise with transactional corporate and real estate capabilities in the sector, and it also has ample experience in dispute resolution.
  2. Duane Morris LLP
    Duane Morris LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Duane Morris utilizes cannabis expertise on a nationwide basis and across a broad spectrum of practice areas, with practitioners specializing in IP, corporate transactions and regulatory advice within the sector. Offers expanded capabilities in the wake of the 2018 Farm Bill for clients trading in hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. Also boasts litigators able to handle contentious issues for producers and distributors across the industry.
  3. Fox Rothschild
    Fox Rothschild
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Fox Rothschild is a full-service firm with a notable focus on the cannabis sector, covering civil litigation, regulatory mandates and corporate transactions. The team represents companies involved in the production and distribution of both medical and recreational products.
  4. Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    Husch Blackwell has a cross-disciplinary team that guides clients operating and investing in the cannabis sector. Utilizes its well-established base in regulatory compliance to advise on a range of transactions and business structuring matters.
  5. Vicente LLP
    Vicente LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Vicente is one of the country’s few law firms specializing in providing advice to businesses operating in the cannabis sector. Headquartered in Denver since its foundation in 2010, it also has expanded to locations in Boston, Los Angeles and Jacksonville.
2

Band 2

  1. Dentons
    Dentons
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Dentons is a global powerhouse with an increasing footprint in the cannabis world. It is best known for representing multinational businesses and investors in big-ticket buyouts and M&A. The team possesses notable strength in handling issues with Canadian elements due to its strong ties with its offices in Canada.
  2. Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Dorset & Whitney is a well-regarded firm leveraging cannabis expertise in Canada and the US to provide seamless advice on cross-border mandates. Regularly consulted on the sector-specific elements of capital markets transactions, including IPOs and private placements.
  3. Foley Hoag LLP
    Foley Hoag LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Foley Hoag is a preeminent Northeastern firm with an enviable client base drawn from Massachusetts’ rapidly expanding cannabis marketplace. Suitably positioned to liaise with regulatory bodies in addition to advising firms undertaking major transactions.
  4. Greenspoon Marder LLP
    Greenspoon Marder LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Greenspoon Marder has a broad-based team with substantial capabilities in a number of regulatory areas relevant to cannabis producers and distributors. Also boasts corporate and transactional strength in the sector, advising marijuana businesses as well as investors.
  5. Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2
  6. Harris Sliwoski LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2
  7. Saul Ewing LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 2
3

Band 3

  1. Benesch
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Benesch is a full-service firm that combines its multi-practice strength with a growing roster of clients in the cannabis sector. Particularly highly regarded for its bench of corporate lawyers with experience in guiding cannabis brands through transactions. Equally capable in matters intrinsic to the industry, such as licensing and regulatory challenges.
  2. Clark Hill PLC
    Clark Hill PLC
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Clark Hill’s team advised Irwin Naturals on the a range of issues relating to it’s THC brands, including a series of complex legal structures, sophisticated licensing schemes and strategic acquisitions in both the cannabis and psychedelics sectors.
  3. Cozen O'Connor
    Cozen O’Connor
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Cozen O’Connor is a multistate firm, offering services across a broad range of areas and jurisdictions. The team is particularly notable for its ability to handle an array of transactional issues, including financings and acquisitions. The practitioners are also highly adept at providing wide-ranging regulatory advice. The group is routinely called upon to provide guidance on legal aspects of the marketing, processing and manufacturing of cannabis.
  4. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Davis Wright Tremaine has a well-established, sector-focused group operating out of Seattle and Los Angeles. Particularly notable for its strength in contentious matters, including an array of civil litigation and challenges to federal agencies. Also highly adept in providing wide-ranging compliance advice.
  5. Dickinson Wright PLLC
    Dickinson Wright PLLC
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Dickinson Wright is a Michigan-centric firm with high-quality group focused on the needs of cannabis businesses in the state and further afield. Particularly skilled in handling sector-specific issues arising in the context of M&A, including regulatory and IP matters.
  6. DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has a strong cannabis practice, with particular focus in the CBD and hemp space. The group is skilled at handling a wide spectrum of issues, including litigation, transactions and licensing matters. The team also boasts notable experience of providing regulatory advice. The practice is based in Boston but has nationwide reach.
  7. Feuerstein Kulick
    Feuerstein Kulick
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Feuerstein Kulick is a well-regarded boutique firm. The team demonstrates the ability to handle a range of issues, such as high-profile M&A deals and licensing issues. The group has a broad client base that includes multistate operators and investors.
  8. Foley & Lardner LLP
    Foley & Lardner LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Foley & Lardner is a nationwide firm with considerable ties to the life sciences industry and an impressive track record of cannabis-related intellectual property mandates. Highly recommended for transactional work in this market, acting for both companies and investment funds. Equally capable of providing day-to-day regulatory and licensing advice.
  9. Goodwin
    Goodwin
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Goodwin has a strong cannabis practice that has particular expertise in acquisitions and other corporate matters. The group is also adept at handling licensing matters. It has an impressive client list which is largely composed of technology and private equity organizations.
  10. McGlinchey Stafford
    McGlinchey Stafford
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    McGlinchey Stafford offers robust strengths in its handling of transactional, regulatory and disputes work in the cannabis sector. The firm offers significant expertise on the West Coast, augmented by the recent arrival of a team from the Green Light Law Group.
  11. Zuber Lawler LLP
    Zuber Lawler LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Zuber Lawler is well known for its expertise in the cannabis industry. The group assists businesses with their compliance, real estate, regulatory and licensing needs. The team is based in Los Angeles, although it draws strength from its nationwide presence to effectively handle complex cross-border issues.
  12. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3
  13. Fennemore Craig
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3
  14. Lane Powell PC
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3
  15. Miller Nash LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3
  16. Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 3
4

Band 4

  1. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
    Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is a well-regarded firm, with particular expertise in the cannabis space. The group demonstrates its ability to provide counsel on a broad array of issues, including licensing and regulatory and compliance matters. The team boasts notable clients in the sector, such as high-profile investment firms.
  2. Frantz Ward LLP
    Frantz Ward LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Frantz Ward boasts a distinguished practice in the cannabis space. The team has considerable experience of assisting clients with licensing applications as well complex acquisitions, among other issues. The group is also renowned for its strength in representing organizations facing litigation in the market.
  3. McCarter & English, LLP
    McCarter & English, LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    McCarter & English’s team is notably adept at advising clients on complex transactional matters, including M&A deals and financings. Its practitioners also boast considerable strength in assisting with licensing applications, real estate transactions and IP issues. The firm’s clients include renowned investors as well as startup organizations.
  4. McGuireWoods LLP
    McGuireWoods LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    McGuireWoods is a distinguished firm with a strong team in the cannabis space. The group boasts an enviable client list that includes private equity investors, financial institutions and food manufacturers. The team handles a wide spectrum of matters, including licensing, intellectual property and regulatory issues.
  5. Perkins Coie LLP
    Perkins Coie LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Perkins Coie’s team is noted for its strength in advising client on both regulatory and transactional issues in the space. The group is relied upon to assist clients on mergers, acquisitions and financings. Its practitioners have further experience in handling with employment and intellectual property matters, as well as complex litigation.
  6. Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Full-service firm with offices across the USA, with practice area specialists coming together to serve the needs of CBD, hemp and cannabis businesses. Noted for guiding investors and businesses in these spheres through M&A and other corporate transactions, bringing to bear its sizable life sciences offering.
  7. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton is a well-regarded firm that leverages on cannabis expertise across the nation. The group is noted for its particular expertise in acquisitions and other transactional matters. The team is also adept at providing counsel on regulatory compliance and litigation in the cannabis space.
  8. Dykema Gossett PLLC
    Cannabis Law
    2024 | Band 4

 

https://chambers.com/legal-rankings/cannabis-law-usa-nationwide-5:2815:12788:1

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