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Las Vegas’
Premier Cannabis Law Firm

Nevada Cannabis Lawyer & Nevada Hemp Attorney

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Cannabis Experience That Counts

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.

Clients Choose Us For

Specific Legal Experience

We are experienced in cannabis business law, litigation, and compliance.

Industry Pioneering

We’ve worked in this space since the beginning.

Our Partnership Mindset

Your business’ success is our passion

Focused on Lasting Relationships

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.

Business Law

CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Counsel

Corporate Restructuring

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

Drafting and Negotiating Business Agreements

Litigation

DCR License Violations

Breach of Contract and Related Claims

Employee and Employment Issues

Trademark Disputes and Defense

Constitutional Challenges to Local Ordinances

Forfeiture and Criminal Charges

Settlement Negotiations

Administrative Hearings

Partner and Ownership Disputes

Contested Company Dissolutions

Compliance

Negotiations with Dept. of Cannabis Regulation

DCR License Violation Defense

Monitoring DCR Regulation Changes

DCR Compliance Audits

Corporate Governance and Policy Guides

Corporate and Internal Investigations

Licensure and License Application Process

Business License Registration

Dept. of Cannabis Regulation Compliance

Risk Mitigation

Business Law

CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Counsel

Corporate Restructuring

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

Drafting and Negotiating Business Agreements

Litigation

DCR License Violations

Breach of Contract and Related Claims

Employee and Employment Issues

Trademark Disputes and Defense

Constitutional Challenges to Local Ordinances

Forfeiture and Criminal Charges

Settlement Negotiations

Administrative Hearings

Partner and Ownership Disputes

Contested Company Dissolutions

Compliance

Negotiations with Dept. of Cannabis Regulation

DCR License Violation Defense

Monitoring DCR Regulation Changes

DCR Compliance Audits

Corporate Governance and Policy Guides

Corporate and Internal Investigations

Licensure and License Application Process

Business License Registration

Dept. of Cannabis Regulation Compliance

Risk Mitigation

Rated 5 Stars by Over 55 Clients

“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 <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> 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...
Ted Bernhard <br/><span class="teamTitle">Managing Partner</span> Ted Bernhard
Managing Partner
Ted Bernhard is a seasoned business, securities, tax, and regulatory compliance attorney with a professional career spanning over two decades. He began his legal career with one of the largest and most prominent law firms in the Pacific Northwest and joined Cultiva Law to continue serving entrepreneurs, businesses, and private equity investors....
Autumn Stensen <br/><span class="teamTitle">Chief Operations Officer</span> Autumn Stensen
Chief Operations Officer
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
Fabiola Jimenez <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Fabiola Jimenez
Attorney
Fabiola “Fabi” Jimenez, is a Washington State Native, with connections spanning Marysville to Walla Walla. With a background in corporate transactions, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and marketing, she brings her immense expertise to help clients during every stage of business development, growth and change. She aids her clients with issues regarding privacy, restricted product...
Michael Solomon <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Michael Solomon
Attorney
Civil litigation has been at the heart of Michael’s practice for his entire professional career. His wide ranging experience runs the gamut of commercial, insurance, employment, and professional liability. Mr. Solomon graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and Villanova University School of Law. He represented plaintiffs and defendants in the Greater Philadelphia Area...
Dylan McMerrick <br/><span class="teamTitle">IT Director</span> Dylan McMerrick
IT Director
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...
Mio Asami <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Mio Asami
Attorney
Mio Asami, born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, grew up sharing time between the United States and Tokyo, Japan. Following an unconventional path, she possesses a background in transactional business law, intellectual property law, and videography. Mio is a licensed attorney in California with a focus on the Los Angeles, aiding businesses navigate
Veronica Darling <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Veronica Darling
Attorney
Veronica is a Pacific Northwest native with over a decade of experience in strategic business planning, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory compliance. Over the last four years, she has become intimately involved in navigating the Oregon cannabis regulatory landscape, serving as compliance and regulatory counsel for a local cannabis processor. Prior to returning to Portland...
Chris Girard <br/><span class="teamTitle">Strategic Development</span> Chris Girard
Strategic Development
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...
Katia Alcantar <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Katia Alcantar
Attorney
Katia is a cannabis business litigator representing clients as plaintiffs and defendants in disputes concerning contracts, commercial leases, and business torts.She has litigated in state and federal courts, before arbitrators, and on appeal. Katia has a proven track record resolving disputes inside and outside of the courtroom, consistently getting favorable results for her clients
Shay Mayson <br/><span class="teamTitle">Administrative Coordinator</span> Shay Mayson
Administrative Coordinator
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...
Kenneth Ford <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Kenneth Ford
Attorney
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 <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Thomas Butcher
Attorney
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 <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Karen Albence
Attorney
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...
Nicole Rappaport <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Nicole Rappaport
Attorney
Nicole Rappaport is a seasoned attorney with over 15 years of experience spanning across three states. Over the course of her career, she has represented a wide variety of clients in multiple legal arenas. From labor and employment law to housing and domestic relations, she spent most of her formative years in the court room....
Matthew Cleary <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Matthew Cleary
Attorney
Mr. Cleary is a business, transaction, and litigation lawyer with a particular emphasis on the regulated cannabis industry. He also has experience in intellectual property, corporate formation, and cryptocurrency law. Notably, Mr. Cleary co-authored a chapter in the book “The Law of Bitcoin,” published by iUniverse Publishing. Mr. Cleary represents cannabis industry business clients on
Jason Beahm <br/><span class="teamTitle">Attorney</span> Jason Beahm
Attorney
Jason Beahm is the Senior Counsel at Cultiva Law in San Francisco. His firm has won SF Weekly’s “Best of San Francisco” award four out of the past five years. Beahm is the co-host of the Festival Lawyer Podcast, and has spoken at festivals, universities and events across the United States. He has a broad-based...

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In Las Vegas’ Charleston Preservation Neighborhood, just a short drive from downtown, Cultiva Law offers clients a skillful set of sophisticated, agile, and effective attorneys.

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Sat 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
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