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Cannabis Experience That Counts
Cultiva Law is a boutique firm focused exclusively in the legal cannabis industry in Washington.
We are an experienced and comprehensive cannabis law firm. Our cannabis lawyers have been working with clients on medical and recreational marijuana legal issues from the beginning of this industry. We have a unique set of experienced attorneys, all focused on making sure that your business is making informed decisions. As lawyers serving producers, processors, retailers, dispensaries, and ancillary cannabis businesses; we do more than just provide contracts and paperwork. We can assist you in navigating through medical and recreational marijuana laws, as well as the local city and county rules applicable to your location. The scope of our services covers the things your business needs to grow and succeed.
We’ve worked in this space since before legalization.
Our Partnership Mindset
Your business’ success is our passion
Focused on Lasting Relationships
Cultiva Law is a streamlined team of widely experienced cannabis and business lawyers – not a solo practice, and not a sideline of a large, corporate law firm. We’re the size of practice the industry calls for – fast, flexible and fiercely tenacious as needed.
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
“We have had the good fortune to enlist to services of the extraordinary Attorney, Aaron Pelley. He guides us through the complicated and “pothole” ridden I-502 business. As a licensed Producer-Processor, there have been many occasions where both the cannabis legal expertise and business knowledge …has set our business in the right direction. We have avoided many of the pitfalls by having his guidance, legal advice and wisdom. There is no one worth their salt in the Cannabis world that dose not know the name Aaron Pelley. Those of us that have had the resources to hire him, are so much further along than with out his legal edge and brilliance Aaron and his staff keep up with the ever changing rules. compliance regulations and landscape of everything !-502, We whole-heartedly give our highest recommendation. This is for their ability to handle our legal and business concerns in this new, highly regulated, demanding business.”
Cultiva Law is an experienced group of hard-working professionals who care deeply about our clients and the quality of our work. We have learned to be selective about the clients with whom we work and are generally a referral based firm. In return, our clients receive unequaled professionalism, intellect, integrity, and efficiency of effort in cannabis legal help. We serve our clients by understanding their vision of growth and protecting their interest from risk in all aspects of their company.
Our wide scope of services covers everything you need to grow and keep growing. With insight and expertise, we help you navigate through the minefield of cannabis legal issues, avoid problems and disputes, and capitalize on changes and opportunities that develop. And trust us, there are a lot more changes to come. You can bank on it.
We watch the industry like hawks – every single day. Our knowledge of regulations, trends, business strategy, and the cannabis laws allows us to be proactive as needed. We can provide cannabis legal help today. Get ahead of the ball, not behind it.
Meet The Team
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...