So far in the series we’ve asked the same questions of  US firms: Duane Morris, Feldmann Nagel, Foley Hoag, Fox Rothschild & Sacks Weston Diamond

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Jonathan Wachs

Email:jwachs@offitkurman.com
Office Phone:301.575.0302
Fax:301.575.0335
Mailing Address:8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard
Suite 200
Maple Lawn, MD 20759

When did you (the firm) first think about getting into the market?

Mid-2015 

What were your original thoughts for focus?

We were approached by a number of clients and prospective clients about a number of application and licensure issues. Our thought was to find a regional mid-Atlantic full service firm that also dealt with post – licensure operational legal concerns. That offering did not exist at the time, so we created it

How long did it take to get the practice to a point you could take it out to clients and start pitching to prospective clients?

3-4 months.

What are your main areas of focus now?

We have a comprehensive suite of legal services available to industry applicants, investors & operators. We also provide a variety of free webinars and marketing events for people in the industry. If you’d like to learn more about what we do in this space please do  visit WWW.CANNABISISOK.COM  for a little more detail

How many practitioners within in the firm and practice  areas are they working in?

Our cannabis law group has 8 lawyers and 2 non attorney industry consultants.

Are you able to work in all states –  if not can you give an idea where geographically you are doing most of your work?

We can provide certain services in all states and other services through affiliated counsel. 

Are you dealing with private wealth clients in the main with regard to investment –  company / grow compliance etc?

Yes  

Where do you see growth moving forward?

We are getting a lot of traction connecting operators in the established markets to proposed operators in the new markets.

Are you looking outside the US – Canada?

Yes

Where do you see your skill base lie in comparison to other firms?

Our group compares favorably to others due to its holistic approach to meeting the needs of the industry operators

 

Education, Knowledge, Technology. Does the practice have a philosophy in place to help train lawyers internally and educate your clients about the range of markets across the disparate jurisdictions that make up the sector

Yes, please visit  WWW.CANNABISISOK.COM.

Any other knowledge information you’d like to impart about your practice, practitioners?

 All we’d like to say is please contact us to see how we can work together !