Jonathan Wachs Takes His Cannabis Practice From Offit Kurman To Dickinson Wright Washington, D.C. Office as a Member

This is what he says on Linked In

After 19 fulfilling years at Offit Kurman, I have transitioned my law practice to the esteemed law firm of Dickinson Wright as of June 17, 2024.

Dickinson Wright is a nationally ranked, dynamic, full-service firm with over 500 attorneys and a strong focus on client service. The firm excels in more than 40 practice areas, including intellectual property, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, business transactions, real estate, and tax. With over 20 offices across North America, Dickinson Wright offers cost-effective, integrated, and top-tier legal support.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to my former colleagues at Offit Kurman. Since 2005, Offit Kurman has provided me with a solid platform to build my legal career by allowing me to improve, refine and supplement my legal skills within its rapidly expanding network of personable and accomplished attorneys. Thank you for providing me with the resources and support to become the attorney I am today.

At Dickinson Wright, I look forward to bringing my legal experience and passion for legal services in cannabis law, intellectual property protection, business transactions and outsourced legal departments. The spirit of entrepreneurship and camaraderie among my new colleagues is truly impressive. If you would like to discuss the transition or if I can ever be a resource for you, please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or contact me directly by phone (202.659.6926) or e-mail ([email protected]).

This move represents not just a change of scenery, but also marks a significant step forward in both my personal and professional journey. Embracing change and seizing new opportunities are essential for one’s long-term growth. Each new chapter introduces us to fresh perspectives, cultivates new skills, and presents challenges that push us to ultimately become better versions of ourselves.

Here’s to new beginnings, limitless possibilities, and exciting adventures!

#DickinsonWright #NewChapter #CareerGrowth #Gratitude #LawLife


Here’s the official press release from DW

Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that Jonathan Wachs has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a Member.

Jonathan provides strategic counseling and operational advice to clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial transactions, corporate governance, and the legal cannabis industry. He is a well-recognized resource on cannabis-related licensure, operations, compliance and business transactions. Jonathan has worked with many cannabis industry applicants, operators and other stakeholders to navigate the rules and processes relating to specific state cannabis programs. He also has facilitated numerous business transactions involving the sale, purchase, and combination of integrated cannabis cultivation, processing, and dispensary businesses. In addition, Jonathan works closely with clients to develop, register, analyze, enforce, and transfer intellectual property assets. He conducts intellectual property audits through which clients learn the nature and value of their intellectual property assets and the steps needed to protect such assets from misappropriation or dilution. In addition, Jonathan has served as outsourced general counsel for rapidly changing companies in a wide variety of industries.

Jonathan is recognized as a leader in both cannabis law and intellectual property law by Best Lawyers in America® and is an AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He is on the Board of Directors for KIPP Baltimore, an innovative K-8 charter school program that prepares students for high-aspiration careers, and Operation Walk Maryland, a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries and the U.S.

Jonathan received his B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from The American University Washington College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

“Dickinson Wright provides a comprehensive and dynamic platform through which I will provide cost-effective access to hundreds of top-tier attorneys who have a keen understanding of the industries and practice areas that matter to my clients,” said Mr. Wachs. “I knew for years about the firm’s great reputation for providing legal services and I now also know that Dickinson Wright’s team members are collaborative, personable and entrepreneurial.”

“Jon Wachs will make a great addition to Dickinson Wright,” said Mike Hammer, the firm’s CEO. “He will immediately add value to our cannabis law and intellectual property law teams, and we are excited to add his energy and talents to our roster.”

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