The law firm Greenspoon Marder, which started in 1981, has offices in Lafayette, Las Vegas and San Diego specializing in cannabis-related legal issues. (Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Pot legal issues? You’re in luck – Denver’s getting a new marijuana law practice

Greenspoon Marder, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based law firm with expertise in heavily regulated industries such as alcohol and health care, launched a cannabis law practice and tapped Lafayette marijuana and tax lawyer Rachel Gillette to head its new metro Denver office.

Greenspoon Marder, which started in 1981, also opened offices in Las Vegas and San Diego specializing in legal issues affecting individuals and companies in the cannabis and medical marijuana industries.

“We recognize the evolving needs of the cannabis business community and aim to service clients on a national level,” Gerald Greenspoon, co-managing director of Greenspoon Marder, said in a statement. “Our firm plans to continue to extend our presence and open additional offices in states that are likely to play a key role in shaping the cannabis industry.”

Gillette, who will join Greenspoon Marder as a shareholder and founding member of the metro Denver office, has represented clients navigating through issues such as IRS Tax Code 280E, which stipulates that neither deductions nor credits can be taken for businesses trafficking in illegal drugs.

The 180-employee Greenspoon Marder has more than a dozen offices, the majority of which are in Florida.

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