Welcome to Kirkland Law
Kirkland Law focuses on representing companies in the rapid growing cannabis industry as well as the emerging technology and life science spaces. Eric Kirkland is an accountant and attorney that has over 27 years of experience representing businesses from as large as Walmart in a mass tort litigation to assisting emerging start-up clients with the legal and practical business insight that they need to become the next generation of business leaders.
In May of 2016, the firm began representing companies in the cannabis space which has grown over the course of a year to be the primary focus of the Firm. The firm provides a broad array of services including assisting them with local and state regulatory compliance, preparation of license applications, corporate structure, capital formation, as well as strategies to minimize the tax impact of Section 280E of the IRS Code on cannabis-based business. The firm also assists clients with developing written business plans, financial projections, and Powerpoint Presentations that are tailored to the private investor space that is currently the sole source of capital available to the cannabis industry.
The cannabis space is evolving rapidly and is becoming more legally demanding. The firm takes a pragmatic business approach to assisting clients with their legal needs and puts them on a solid legal foundation including regulatory and SEC compliance, corporate governance and tax structure, and legal issues that affect operations including protecting trade secrets and intellectual property rights. The financial transactions in the cannabis space are rapidly increasing in size and are requiring more sophisticated forms of financing including convertible secured debt transactions, tax-motivated financing, and investments tied to corporate governances and preferential payouts. We are adept at handling all financing structures from a small seed round to the eight-figure financing deals with inter-creditor components.
If you are looking for comprehensive representation for your cannabis business or are an investor looking for insightful due diligence assistance to evaluate a potential cannabis investment, please give us a call and let us show you how we can help you accomplish your goals.