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Cannabis and Hemp Law Firm - Winter LLP - What we do


Today’s dynamic cannabis business climate grows more complex each day—and having expert legal counsel has never been more critical. As a full-service and cannabis and hemp business-savvy law firm, we offer strategic legal advice and a wide range of transactional services that can help you reach the next level of success and profitability.

General Counsel: Adding Critical Value to Your Management Team

In today’s economic times, CEOs of emerging and mid-sized companies simply can’t afford to incur unanticipated risks or see poorly structured companies, intellectual property, contracts or general business transactions erode hard-earned company profits. That’s one of the many reasons your management team should include an experienced, proactive General Counsel.

Serving as an inside legal expert, a General Counsel is more keenly attuned to your industry, business operations, strategy and new product opportunities than outside law firm attorneys who are not accustomed to being on-site or serving as hands-on members of the business unit. As a result, a General Counsel has the ability to devise action plans, engage in timely and decisive risk-prevention strategies, and find solutions to legal problems creatively and cost-effectively.

WINTER LLP attorneys are former in-house counsel. So, we get it. As such, we provide a full complement of outsourced General Counsel services to small-to-midsize companies. Whether your company is a start-up or well-established but reinventing itself, we can provide outsourced general counsel services, including corporate transactions, intellectual property, contract review and negotiation, employee-related matters and assistance with a wide range of business transactions.

Services: Boosting Efficiency While Minimizing Your Legal Risk

Whether you’re licensing a new technology, protecting intellectual property or selling or buying a business, we can lighten your load by streamlining and managing your most demanding business transactions. From choosing the best business structure to negotiating contracts and conducting regulatory compliance reviews, we’ve got the legal expertise to help ensure your long-term protection. Our core competencies include:

Cannabis and Hemp Law

  • Cannabis and Hemp Transactions, comprehensive legal expertise from startup to exit Corporate entity strategy, formations, and mergers and acquisitions Cannabis contracts and agreements
  • Cannabis regulatory strategy, including real estate and zoning Local municipal cannabis permits, including land use and conditional use permits
  •  Cannabis real estate transactions
  •  State cannabis licensing State and federal cannabis trademarks


  • Formation and structuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Contract review, drafting and negotiations

Intellectual property

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing

Employment law

Real estate law

Entertainment law

Outsourced General Counsel

Cannabis and Hemp Law Firm

Cannabis and Hemp Law Firm


Since we opened our Orange County office in 2008, we’ve mastered efficient ways of streamlining and expediting corporate business transactions for entrepreneurs, business owners, in-house counsel, CPAs and other corporate professionals.

We’re experts at examining clients’ overall risk—helping businesses avoid potential legal situations that may damage their reputation, service capabilities and profits down the road. Simply put, our strategic recommendations today can save serious money tomorrow.

During litigation, we quickly analyze both sides of the dispute and seek business solutions immediately. This allows each client to evaluate equitable solutions quickly, and possibly avoid weeks, months or years unnecessary legal fees and costs.

Our fee structure is another differentiator. Not only are our hourly rates about half of what big firm partners charge, but we also offer customizable fee structures to suit your specific business.

Over the years, our steady, fast-paced growth proves that we get it. We know the challenges faced by modern businesses. We understand the pitfalls of large legal firms. And we offer a smart, strategic alternative that’s driven by solutions, not processes.

When you choose WINTER LLP, you receive the benefit of senior counsel-level experience, agility and efficiency on all cases and matters, so they’re resolved more quickly. And with lower rates and higher efficiency, your business comes out the winner.

For today’s businesses, effective legal analysis, strategy and protection is as vital as a clear mission statement. We encourage you to discover WINTER LLP—and learn how our knowledge, responsiveness and personalized service can help your business survive and thrive.