As fellow pioneers in legal cannabis, Cultiva Law cherishes the bond we share with our clients.
We have the legal expertise to guide them through the challenges of establishing a cannabis business and keeping it in compliance, but we also recognize they have bigger dreams than simply building a successful business. Like us, they took the road less traveled to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a historic change for the better in our society.
All entrepreneurs launch businesses. Our clients are entrepreneurs determined to help launch an entirely new industry. We understand this well.
Each lawyer at Cultiva Law has followed a calling to step away from the long-established areas of business law to help lay the legal foundation of the cannabis industry. We provided strategic legal counsel that contributed to the legalization of medical cannabis and protections for those who provide and use it. We were also active participants in developing the policies and legal structures that created the thriving adult-use cannabis markets.
As advocates for the industry and culture of cannabis, we understand why our clients choose the bigger risks and less certain rewards of the cannabis industry. Because we were among the architects of cannabis law, we have the insights and professional depth to make the risks much more manageable and the rewards far more likely. Our clients, former and current, will attest to our comprehensive knowledge of cannabis law and our sincere commitment to their success and the success of this industry we are building together.
Our ability to integrate outstanding litigation strategies into insightful and resourceful business solutions – and to back it up with proven trial skills – can make all the difference when protecting your business in this competitive and rapidly evolving cannabis industry.
CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Counsel
Strategic Business Relationships
Managing Investments and Investment Agreements
Securing Licensing Agreements
Financing and Reporting Strategies
Resolving Taxation Matters
Business Entity Formation and Dissolution
Purchase and Sale of Businesses/Licenses
Contract Review and Enforcement
Real Estate Solutions, Including Lease or Purchase/Sale Agreements
“This firm does an amazing job for their clients. Any cannabis business who wants to be represented with fairness and dignity needs to have knowledgeable representation. Culitva Law has a track record of successfully protecting and advocating for their clients. They have done amazing work for my company, and I highly recommend them to others who are looking for a real ally in this evolving industry.”
Meet The Team
Not too big, not too small; our Las Vegas cannabis law firm is the perfect size, allowing us to efficiently develop and execute complex business and legal solutions under rapidly evolving cannabis laws. We embody integrity and reliability, and a offer our full commitment to each individual client of every size and ambition.
Contact us to find out how Cultiva Law’s team of tenacious marijuana attorneys can serve you.
Aaron Pelley Attorney
Aaron Pelley has played an active role in Cannabis Law for over a decade. He helped build the foundation for legal protections in medical cannabis law and is a leading advocate for the cannabis business. His passion for this new realm of practice led to the launch of Cultiva and the formation of a boutique...
As the Operations Manager at Cultiva Law, Autumn prides herself on client service and also fostering a team-oriented work culture. She helps manage a diverse and community minded team that are highly organized and client focused. In addition, Autumn created and maintains organizational policies, practices, and procedures and each day brings her exceptional professional interpersonal
Dylan McMerrick is the Technology specialist for all of Cultiva law. His work keeps us all up, running, leading the way with innovative solutions and technology for all of our needs. A Pacific Northwest native, Dylan has lived in Portland his entire life. He has worked in customer service as well as working for...
Chris Girard aims to bring legitimacy to a once prohibited industry. Mr. Girard hails from the State of Washington, where he was a principle part of the legal support team for several years at the premier Cannabis law firm Pelley Law Group, which is now Cultiva Law, PLLC. During this time Chris was exposed to...
Ms. Mayson is a perfect representation of her upbringing, growing up between rural and urban, she is an innate “people person” who thrives in environments where she can interact with and help people, from all walks of life, daily. Shay’s path initially began with a multi-national coffee company where she expanded her base knowledge, learning...
While Ken's practice at Cultiva Law primarily focuses on representing cannabis industry clients in litigation, he is well-versed in many areas of the law. With a background in corporate litigation, industry compliance, corporate transactions, and intellectual property, Ken is thrilled to meld these passions to cultivate effective legal solutions across all stages of corporate development,
Thomas Butcher combines a strong passion for litigation and hard work to reach the best outcome for his clients on a daily basis. In his legal practice, Thomas’ focus is in the representation of clients, ranging from farmers, processors and retail owners, in disputes concerning administrative violation notices, while providing strategic solutions for their business...
Karen Albence practices in the State of California for Cultiva Law and has cases and vast experience in numerous counties all over California. She also has litigated and is licensed to practice in Hawaii. Karen concentrates in litigation, and is experienced in all phases of civil and commercial litigation. However, she also has many years...
Mat Cleary has been a cannabis attorney and executive since 2015, beginning his career in the brand new Washington cannabis industry. Mat carved a niche for himself specializing in license transfers, helping dozens of clients either apply for new licenses or manage the purchase and sale of existing licenses.
Kristin is a versatile litigator with a breadth and depth of legal experience that can only be gained by getting down in the trenches. Always up for a challenge, Kristin has practiced as far south as Alabama, and as far west as Hawaii. She has currently made California her home base. Having represented both plaintiffs...
Tara Griner is a seasoned litigation, transactional and securities paralegal, with a legal career spanning over a decade. Spending her early years working in a high-volume litigation defense firm, she learned quickly how to manage the legal landscape. She began her post-college career as an editor for a major comic book publishing house and since...
Aaron’s practice centers around zealously representing clients through the litigation and regulatory landscape all the way from inception through post-litigation and everywhere in between. Prior to joining Cultiva Law, PLLC, Mr. John’s practice focused on litigation and regulatory compliance including the areas of both first and third party insurance defense
Elijah is dedicated to crafting meaningful and lasting legal solutions for his clients. Effective legal assistance requires an understanding of each client’s unique business and personal realities. As an attorney, Elijah understands the uniqueness of each client, and has provided a wide range of legal services to a wide range of clients for nearly a...