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Location Ohio - Cleveland
Job ID PK8Q273561
Experience Level Midlevel Associate
Job Experience Min. 5 - Max. 18 Years
Cleveland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a cannabis associate attorney with 5+ years of legal experience. The candidate will work closely with other members of the cannabis practice team to address clients' legal needs, advise clients in mergers and acquisitions and other contractual matters, assist with day-to-day regulatory compliance issues, serve as a go-to resource for clients for cannabis policy inquiries, as well as represent clients in court, arbitration proceedings and before administrative agencies. Conduct research and analyze factual and legal issues to properly advise clients, develop legal strategies, gather evidence, assist with the drafting of contractual agreements, and advise on a myriad of policy issues affecting the cannabis industry. Develop and implement strategies to protect the best interests of the firm's clients. Supervise junior-level attorneys in the course of client representation. Educate clients on potential claims and other business risks affecting the industry. Negotiate with outside parties on issues and legal disputes, including regular and direct negotiation and interaction with the Ohio Department of Commerce and Ohio Board of Pharmacy counsel and staff. Research and analyze complex legal issues and write briefs. Participate in client meetings. Communicate regularly with court and administrative agency personnel, clients, and opposing counsel. Participate in discovery proceedings, including taking and defending depositions, brief writing, oral argument, and analysis. Assist with the preparation of complex contractual agreements in a variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate structuring, supply agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements, etc. Represent clients in administrative enforcement actions as well as direct litigation against administrative agencies. Analyze complex cannabis regulations to advise clients on a variety of compliance matters. Must have expertise in cannabis industry-related matters, including 2+ years of experience representing clients in the cannabis industry, with a preference for experience interacting with counsel and other staff at the Ohio Department of Commerce and Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Prior experience working with hemp clients is desired. Previous experience representing businesses in administrative enforcement actions and/or administrative licensing appeals, not necessarily limited to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, is also preferred. Prior experience working as lead counsel on legal matters, including supervision of other attorneys, is strongly preferred. Should have the ability to advise clients on structuring mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions in a manner to comply with Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program laws and regulations. Must have an active membership and be in good standing with the Ohio Bar or a willingness to become licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.
The candidate must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school with outstanding academic credentials. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills are needed. Should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Formed at the very beginning of the twenty-first century, this well-known law firm has its principal office in Ohio and employs a sizable team of highly qualified attorneys. Some of the key practice areas at the firm are alternative dispute resolution, construction, environmental law, estate planning-probate, litigation, and telecommunications. Community service is supported year long, and the attorneys here are involved in a wide range of charitable undertakings. The firm has earned top commendations from leading industry publications.
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