This month, Pacific Environmental Analytics, LLC has asked Amy Steinfeld, co-chair of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s cannabis and industrial hemp industry group and land use and water attorney, and Rebecca Tucker, Director of Business Development with Brownstein in California, to outline some tips and key factors in hiring a cannabis team.
Hiring a talented lawyer and land use team to navigate the acquisition, development or entitlement of a property or business is critical. But for the cannabis industry, the stakes are even higher. Attraction to a legal team is often based on intuition—will they have your best interests in mind? Will they be generous with their time but sensitive to costs, and strategic in allocating resources? Are they friendly and do they connect and build rapport with others? Other factors are less subjective, including their industry experience and understanding of the local jurisdiction.
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