Cannabis Law


The Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris is here to help grow your cannabis business at all stages of development from formation to acquisition.  We assist clients with drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts; obtaining state licenses and local permits; entity formation, corporate governance and maintenance; intellectual property and brand development; compliance; and more!

Business Formation

    • Entity selection and formation
    • Assistance with filing Articles of Incorporation
    • Drafting Operating Agreements, Bylaws, and other Partnership Agreements
    • Drafting corporate maintenance and governance legal documents 

Compliance and Corporate Governance

    • Advising on State, County and Municipal cannabis laws and regulations
    • Corporate governance advice
    • Employment Law Compliance
    • Privacy and Data Security Compliance
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements and strategies for protecting trade secrets

Corporate Services

    • Corporate contracts
    • Business Succession and Corporate Restructuring 
    • Employer / Employee relationships
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Commercial and Industrial Leasing

Contracts and Licensing Agreements

    • Drafting contract and licensing agreements
    • Drafting terms for Intellectual Property ownership in Operating Agreements
    • Assistance with recording assignments and transfers
    • Website Terms of Use, User Agreements, and privacy compliance


    • Federal Copyright Registration
    • Copyright Portfolio Management
    • DMCA take-down notices

Trademark and Brand Development

    • Trademark Clearance
    • State, Federal, and International Trademark Registration
    • Counseling on common law rights
    • Advising how to pick a logo
    • Brand development and trademark monitoring