The cannabis industry presents unique legal challenges that our firm is poised to handle when those challenges result in litigation.  Whether it be theft of trade secrets, partnership disputes, real estate matters, disputes between cannabis businesses and local governments over zoning requirements, employment laws, cannabis product labeling requirements, branding and intellectual property protections, commercial licensing agreements, vendor and ancillary business contracts, or advertising and marketing regulations, our firm is equipped to handle your cannabis business litigation needs.

Collectively, our civil litigation lawyers have over 50 years of experience navigating the New Jersey Court system.  More importantly, we are aggressive litigators and are zealous advocates for cannabis business owners and businesses in the industry when litigation is the only option. 

The types of disputes that our New Jersey civil litigation lawyers regularly handle include:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Orders to show cause/emergent relief
  • Closely held business disputes
  • Chancery Court litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Real estate litigation
  • Copyright and trademark infringement
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Foreclosure (tax, commercial and residential)
  • Fraudulent asset transfers
  • Will & probate disputes

Contact Eric D. Reiser to schedule an appointment to discuss your cannabis business venture or litigation matter.

Cannabis Law Disclaimer 

Please be aware that marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance; possessing, using, manufacturing, distributing, and/or selling marijuana or marijuana-derived products is illegal under federal law notwithstanding the existence of any state law to the contrary. No legal advice given by Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. By reading this overview, you understand there is no attorney/client relationship between you and Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio  unless evidenced by an executed legal engagement letter. Although federal policy may, at times, recommend enforcement discretion when a business or individual is in compliance with existing state marijuana law that is deemed to comply with federal enforcement priorities, it is important to understand that compliance with state law does not equal compliance with, confer any immunity from, or provide any shield from prosecution under federal law. At any time, federal and/or state law and policy may change either to enhance or inhibit the cannabis industry.