This CLE is one of a series of CLEs regarding business considerations in the Cannabis Industry. As the country’s rapidly changing views and laws on medical and recreational cannabis evolve, lawyers are tackling various ethical problems regarding advising clients on cannabis related legal issues. Ohio is on the cusp of significant change in the cannabis space. With the state entering uncharted territory, it is critical that you are up to speed on the latest laws and regulations.
As a member of Frantz Ward’s Litigation Practice Group, Tom represents clients during government investigations, prosecutions, and high-stakes civil litigation matters. He works directly with clients to develop litigation strategies that often involve a defense-led investigation and discovery effort to uncover new favorable facts and witnesses. At times, these strategies also involve utilizing media platforms to protect clients’ reputations when facing damaging allegations. Tom has successfully represented clients both at the trial court level and on appeal throughout the State of Ohio.
Tom’s practice is also focused on marijuana law and policy. He has become one of the go-to attorneys for Ohio’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry, working with medical marijuana cultivator, processor, and dispensary applicants. He assists clients with license acquisition, zoning and municipal law, product labeling and packaging, and regulatory compliance. He also advises ancillary industry stakeholders seeking to service Ohio’s medical marijuana market.