Commercial Transactions

Commercial transactions are an essential part of doing business. Whether you are launching, growing, or preparing your business for sale, Vicente LLP is here to provide specialized advice to help you effectively achieve your goals across all types of commercial transactions. Our attorneys regularly work on contracts critical to a cannabis, hemp or ancillary business's day-to-day operations—including supply, processing, cannabis regulatory consulting, cannabis compliance consulting and license agreements.  We understand the daily pressures of running a cannabis business and how effective documents can support those operations.

Clients choose Vicente LLP to benefit from our extensive cannabis regulatory knowledge, as well as our unparalleled experience and ability to document and negotiate deals that meet client objectives and manage risk in a rapidly evolving industry. As industry pioneers, we have experience in helping facilitate unique commercial transactions, including unforeseen, nontraditional, or trailblazing contracts.

Cannabis industry contracts can be challenging to navigate, as operators must contend with an ever-changing regulatory and commercial landscape—sometimes requiring abrupt pivots in business interests and needs. Our objective is to provide you with clean, workable contracts that anticipate and mitigate these challenges. In executing this objective, we tailor our support to your needs and budgets while ensuring that you always benefit from Vicente LLP's market experience and industry best practices. 


Vicente LLP attorneys draft a wide variety of commercial contracts in the cannabis and hemp industries, including the following:

  • Supply chain agreements

  • Throughput and processing agreements

  • Trim purchase agreements

  • Management services agreements

  • Technology service agreements  

  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements

  • Consulting agreements 

  • White labeling agreements

  • Sourcing and procurement agreements, including requirements and take-or-pay contracts

  • Sales, agency and distribution agreements

  • Broker/carrier agreements

  • Warehousing and inter-modal logistics agreements

  • Private label, contract manufacturing and toll manufacturing agreements

  • Outsourcing agreements

  • Equipment and finance leases

  • Research and development agreements

  • License agreements

  • Joint development and collaboration agreements

  • Sponsorship, venue-leasing, broadcast and multimedia rights, endorsement and event agreements

  • Influencer and brand ambassador agreements


More than 1,000 clients across all segments of the cannabis and hemp industries have chosen Vicente LLP as a trusted legal advisor, including emerging companies, entrepreneurs, farmers, multi-state operators, publicly traded companies, private investors, venture capital and private equity firms, and other law firms. Transactional highlights include:

  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to LeafLink.
  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to multiple leading e-commerce companies in connection with the launch of services provided to cannabis and/or hemp retailers.

  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to several cannabis tech companies that provide services to cannabis retailers.


Forming Psychedelic Companies: 10 Lessons from the Cannabis Industry

By Charles Alovisetti
Mar 22, 2023

A new industry is emerging in the United States, and entrepreneurs in the psychedelics space must make critical decisions at the onset of new ventures regarding how to set up and structure their new businesses. Luckily, we have access to another industry with a complex legal framework and a patchwork of different state laws: cannabis. And after forming hundreds of cannabis companies with clients over the past decade, Vicente LLP has lessons to be shared.

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