Fletcher Tilton represents a number of Cannabis businesses including cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and recreational retailers in the Greater Worcester area. Our attorneys provide business formation services, negotiate local permitting and hosting agreements with the towns and cities involved, counsel investors, and negotiate lease agreements in addition to the legal services noted below as needed.
We help create and present plans for smooth implementation such as the 12-point plan for crowd and traffic control presented to the License Commission for the first recreational marijuana shop in Worcester, MA. The plan specified the store’s hours and proposed parking areas, along with police details prior to opening.
Our firm represents numerous Breweries, assisting with the full range of legal services required to open, run and grow a successful brewery business. We have provided legal services to local brew-pubs in Hudson, East Brookfield, and Sturbridge from business formation, licensing and permitting, to lease negotiation, contract negotiations, and employment matters. We counsel craft breweries regarding expansion, distribution, taxes, real estate purchases, and financing.
Fletcher Tilton has represented a seller of his interest in a beer distributorship for $22 million, and represented a purchase of a 75% owner by the 25% owner of a beer distributorship business for $36 million
Established in 1822, Fletcher Tilton has a longstanding tradition of assisting family-owned businesses and closely-held corporations, serving as their corporate counsel through many stages and transitions. The legal needs of cannabis businesses and breweries are complex because the industries are highly regulated and because planning boards, zoning boards, communities and citizens’ groups need reassurance that implementation will be handled smoothly without disruption to neighboring businesses and residents. Our attorneys help clients develop and present plans that allay the concerns of interested parties so business can proceed in an orderly fashion.
Our attorneys assist cannabis businesses and breweries in business formation, licensing, permitting, local approvals and regulatory compliance.
Once the business is in operation, we provide assistance in debt and equity financing, real estate transactions, leasing issues, employment issues, intellectual property, and tax issues, among other legal matters including litigation, enforcement, contracting, and business negotiations.
At every step, we counsel our Cannabis and Brewery clients on how to structure and run their businesses to avoid litigation.
As success builds, clients can turn to us for help protecting their assets through estate and succession planning.