Cannabis Compliance Lawyers are known for their ability to combine business strategy with excellence in navigating the difficult aspects of marijuana law.  


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Deal Closers

Our lawyers are focused on getting your deal closed. We have experience serving both new and established companies with previous experience in the cannabis markets.  As a result we are often able to complete all aspects of your deal for a new business at a total cost that is cost-effective.

Our lawyers are skilled in closing deals in a variety of situations, across a variety of venues. We have excellent legal and business contacts in nearly every state of our Nation, and utilize those contacts to leverage the best result for our clients.

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Outcome Oriented

We are outcome oriented. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing exceptional service with good judgment, common sense and a simple and practical approach to what every client expects.

We don’t squander our time on unimportant procedural points or extreme bargaining positions. We act quickly and efficiently, and we negotiate without grandstanding or obsessing over irrelevant legal points.  We understand that time equals money, but also that some matters must be challenged on the basis of principle.

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 Client Focused

We have learned from more than 25 years of business experience, from small business to multi-billion dollar enterprises, and bring that experience to your transaction. Every client works directly with our experienced attorneys start to finish.

We bring value to every transaction. We start with due diligence.  We recognize potential problems before they arise and we develop inventive solutions to handle the toughest issues from the outset.

Cannabis Compliance Lawyers has helped clients acquire and market companies in California, Oregon, Colorado and Washington.


Finnerty Law Offices, Inc.

Kathleen Finnerty has more than 25 years of experience representing banks, financial institutions, developers and other Fortune 500 companies. Over the past four years Kathleen as helped create, defend and advise numerous medical cannabis businesses in licensing, compliance, finance and real estate matters. She is currently advising dozens of soon to be recreational cannabis businesses.

Kathleen is dedicated to working with her clients and local communities to continue to legitimize the cannabis industry, assist businesses in complying with the law, and making medical cannabis more accessible to the patients who need it.

Kathleen provides extensive counsel to medical marijuana businesses and cultivators on the laws, rules and regulation at the federal, state and local level.  Navigating the myriad of complex regulations at state and local level is critical to her client’s success.

Being in Sacramento has significant advantages.  Kathleen regularly meets with political and regulatory policy makers, and her staff maintains a data base of recent criminal and civil enforcement activities to stay apprised of this rapidly changing industry.

Kathleen is a highly respected and experienced business lawyer. She is rated Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent®.  AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

She has consistently been ranked as of one of the:

  • Best Lawyers in Sacramento – 2007 – 2017

  • Best Lawyers in America for years 2010 – 2017.

  • U.S. News and Reviews Best Law Firms – 2010 – 2017

She is also a member of the Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court since 2009, and has been an active member of Operation Protect & Defend, a program of judges and lawyers dedicated to teaching civics and the United States Constitution to Sacramento area high school students.

When not practicing law, Kathleen can be found riding her competition show horses and spending time with family and friends.