Is a multijurisdictional regulatory affairs law office providing innovative corporate counsel throughout California and Washington to the cannabis, alcoholic beverage, and hospitality industries at all stages of the business life cycle.
LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE
LICENSING - LCB, TTB, CDFA
Cannabis and Alcohol Beverage laws are complex dynamic bodies, and the relevant application processes with the WSLCB, TTB, CDFA, BCC, and and related agencies are extensive endeavors. DLG can guide new applicants and those requiring licensing changes through the application process to reduce stress, save time, and avoid common costly errors.
Branding is an essential component of business success; and brand protection is an essential component of the services provided by DLG.
DLG regularly handles a broad range of transactions common to cannabis and liquor industries, including vendor agreement, distribution and licensing transactions, mergers, acquisitions and ancillary technology transactions.
LAND USE & REAL ESTATE
Local jurisdiction permitting is a common thorn in the side of cannabis and liquor businesses. DLG's experienced counsel can simplify this process, as well as provide sophisticated representation in commercial lease and purchasing.
Regulated employers are burdened with heightened employee management obligations; however doing so is relatively simple with the proper tools. DLG provides counsel in all phases of employment relations, from initial employment contracts, employee policies and handbooks, wage and hour matters, unfair labor practice charges, workplace investigations, labor and industry hearings.
Counsel at DLG maintain a practice before the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, representing licensees in their appeal requests.
We believe in a wholistic approach to legal services by providing outside general counsel services to our clients. This allows Dynamic Law Group to identify and avoid potential risks before they evolve into advanced problems for the client. This approach also allows DLG to foster each client's growth potential with a view towards their ultimate goal or exit strategy.
Cannabis Law is a dynamic industry with complex issues and an unsettled legal landscape. Numerous bodies of law are in conflict and currently unresolved. DLC can help you navigate this evolving legal landscape. We are experienced practitioners in hemp and marijuana regulations and practices throughout Washington and California. Our clients include licensed marijuana retails, producers/growers, processor/manufacturers, certified testing labs, as well as hemp producers and processors.
Alcohol Beverage Laws in Washington State have seen dramatic amendments throughout the past few years that provide growth opportunity for breweries and wineries; provided, the applicable expansion is handled with care. We are well versed in the statutes, rules, and policies that apply to alcoholic beverage businesses. DLG can address your needs in licensing and modificaitons, business and marketing practices, and represent you before applicable regulatory bodies.
Our hospitality practice provides a broad range of legal services to owners, operators, and suppliers engaged in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels and resorts. We bring a practical in-depth understanding of real estate, environmental, intellectual property and labor laws important to you in the hospitality industry.
DLG is a trusted adviser to each of its clients; we strive to meet and exceed the individual expectations of every client by providing the highest level of excellence.
Alexis Hartwell-Gobeske has been representing clients for over a decade. She currently focuses her practice on cannabis and alcohol law and serves as the Chair of the WSBA Cannabis Law Section. Prior to forming DLG, Alexis practiced in the media and technology space, representing local tech startups and multinational media companies.
Cannabis Law Continues to Lack Uniformity between State and Local Jurisdictions; Administrative Law Newsletter (2018).
Case Law Update: Puget Sound Group, LLC v. Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board; Administrative Law Newsletter (2018)
Hemp Law at the State Level; Kitsap County Bar Association Marijuana Law CLE (2019)
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Digital Advertising; Craft Beer Summit (2022)