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Buying, Selling and Operating Your Cannabis related Business in California.

Cannabis Compliance Lawyers have the experience, creativity, and influence needed to make profitable business transactions work for our clients.

There is a substantial market for cannabis related businesses, and that trend will continue. These transactions can be very complex, with a myriad of regulatory hurdles, rife with tax and liability implications.

This emerging market is full of interested buyers and motivated sellers looking to cash out or take advantage of the next big opportunity in California.

A knowledgeable legal advisor is crucial when it comes to navigating private equity, corporate governance, restructuring, debt management, tax ramifications, and other complex issues.

Cannabis Compliance Lawyers assists clients across California with a range of transactions involving the buying and selling of their cannabis business and any connected intellectual property.

Cannabis Compliance Lawyers represent buyers and sellers in a wide range of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

From simple business sales to more complicated issues of shareholder approval or spin-off of company divisions, Cannabis Compliance Lawyers gives our clients a critical edge in negotiating and understanding their most critical needs to consider when closing a deal.

Our lawyers assist with the structuring, negotiation, document preparation and the amicable closing of a deal, using our firm’s full resources for everything from due diligence to tax-efficient deal structures.

Our clients get the assistance they need to discuss and prepare letters of intent, conduct due diligence investigations, arrange financing arrangements and form special purpose entities for finishing the business deal.

Whether the buyer is a direct or strategic acquirer or even a financial sponsor, and whether the seller is an inexperienced entrepreneur or a very sophisticated business owner, we always bring expertise to your transaction to ensure that the deal is completed, correctly.

Business Emphasis

We are more than just attorneys, we are business advisors. We have learned from more than 25 years of business experience, from small business to multi-billion dollar enterprises, and bring that experience to your transaction. Every client works directly with our experienced attorneys start to finish.

Our lawyers are focused on getting your deal closed. We have experience serving both new and established companies with previous experience in the cannabis markets.

As a result we are often able to complete all aspects of your deal for a new business at a total cost that is cost-effective.

We are outcome oriented. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing exceptional service with good judgment, common sense and a simple and practical approach to what every client expects.

We bring value to every transaction. We start with due diligence, we recognize potential problems before they arise and we develop inventive solutions to handle the toughest issues right up front.

We don’t squander our time on unimportant procedural points or extreme bargaining positions. We act quickly and efficiently, and we negotiate without grandstanding or obsessing over irrelevant legal points.


Client Focused

Cannabis Compliance Lawyers have helped clients acquire and market companies in California, Oregon, Colorado and Washington.

Our lawyers are skilled in closing deals in a variety of situations, across a variety of venues. We have excellent legal and business contacts in nearly every state of our Nation, and utilize those contacts to leverage the best result for our clients.

Kathleen has more than 25 years of experience representing banks, financial institutions, developers and other Fortune 500 companies.  Over the past four years Kathleen as helped create, defend and advise numerous medical cannabis businesses in licensing, compliance, finance and real estate matters. She is currently advising dozens of soon to be recreational cannabis businesses.

Kathleen is dedicated to working with her clients and local communities to continue to legitimize the cannabis industry, assist businesses in complying with the law, and making medical cannabis more accessible to the patients who need it.

Kathleen provides extensive counsel to medical marijuana businesses and cultivators on the laws, rules and regulation at the federal, state and local level.  Navigating the myriad of complex regulations at state and local level is critical to her client’s success.

Being in Sacramento has significant advantages.  Kathleen regularly meets with political and regulatory policy makers, and her staff maintains a data base of recent criminal and civil enforcement activities to stay apprised of this rapidly changing industry.

Kathleen is a highly respected and experienced business lawyer. She is rated Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent®.  AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

She has consistently been ranked as of one of the:

  • Best Lawyers in Sacramento – 2007 – 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America for years 2010 – 2017.
  • U.S. News and Reviews Best Law Firms – 2010 – 2017

She is also a member of the Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court since 2009, and has been an active member of Operation Protect & Defend, a program of judges and lawyers dedicated to teaching civics and the United States Constitution to Sacramento area high school students.

When not practicing law, Kathleen can be found riding her competition show horses and spending time with family and friends.


NORML LEGAL COMMITTEE: We have dozens of existing clients in many facets of the Cannabis industry across the state. Whether you need corporate advice, strategic consulting or other legal services, we are prepared to assist you.

Selected to Super Lawyers 2004, 2006 – 2017

Discover more about how Cannabis Compliance Lawyers can help you strengthen and grow your marijuana enterprise.

Kathi E. Finnerty
1430 Blue Oaks Blvd., Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95747
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