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To thrive in the heavily regulated cannabis industry, businesses must navigate challenging and often conflicting local, state and federal law requirements. Heyl Royster's Cannabis Business & Law Practice Group provides clients the legal skills and experience necessary to minimize risks so they can focus on gaining market share in the competitive cannabis industry.

With more than 115 lawyers in six offices ranging from Chicago to Edwardsville who serve businesses in Illinois, Heyl Royster is uniquely poised to support the emerging statewide cannabis industry. Our attorneys offer decades of experience and relationships in a range of regulated industries, including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, transportation (e.g., trucking, railroads and aviation), alcohol, and utilities. Our attorneys regularly advise clients governed by the state's various regulatory agencies, including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and we represent clients before state agencies when a dispute arises.

For any organization doing business in the cannabis industry, understanding how cannabis regulations affect your everyday business decisions is key. Heyl Royster can act as a one-stop shop for all the legal needs of a cannabis business, or for businesses serving the cannabis industry, by offering attorneys with significant experience in:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • Business Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employment law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Litigation

With attorneys licensed in other states, including Colorado, we pride ourselves on staying on top of the issues faced by businesses inside and outside of Illinois, and when combined with our understanding of the intricacies of Illinois' law, Heyl Royster offers clients practical, relevant and thorough advice. Our Cannabis Business & Law Practice Group measures success by helping clients achieve their business goals, whether in manufacturing, ordering, distribution, marketing, sales, licensing or with any other legal issues that can arise.