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Law Office of Alan J. Morales
Alan J. Morales
Contact Information
Los Angeles: 310-289-3053
San Francisco: 415-325-2091
University of Southern California, B.A.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
Bar Admissions


Alan J. Morales provides legal counsel to clients in all California markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach, Orange County, Oakland, Sacramento, Inland Empire, the Central Coast and Humboldt/Mendocino/Trinity County. Clients include cannabis retailers (storefront & non-storefront), microbusinesses, manufacturers, cultivators, distributors, testing laboratories, tech start-ups, ancillary businesses, landlords medical providers and investment groups.  

Mr. Morales began his cannabis industry career by working for a non-storefront delivery service based in Los Angeles. He served as in-house counsel and managed the legal aspects of the company's expansion across California. His responsibilities included cannabis license acquisition, corporate governance, stock option plan and cap table management, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction management as well as employment matters. Mr. Morales also gained substantial experience interfacing with state and local municipalities and agencies regarding cannabis compliance and operations. Working on the business side of the industry gives Mr. Morales a unique perspective on legal issues and a deep understanding of the expectations and constraints of cannabis businesses. This experience has also allowed Mr. Morales to develop a vast network of professionals to help his clients launch, grow and sell their businesses.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Morales worked at the publicly traded real estate investment trust (Realty Income Corp.) and two investment banks (UBS & Wedbush Securities). Mr. Morales uses his background in real estate, finance and law to provide a pragmatic approach to addressing his client's legal issues.

Alan Morales received his B.A. from the University of Southern California where he majored in Economics and minored in Business Law. Mr. Morales received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a member of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology and Business Law Clinic.


Cannabis Compliance. Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Attorney

Corporate & Transactional

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Formation and Restructuring
  • Capital Raising and Corporate Governance
  • Cannabis Supply Chain Contracts
  • Employee, Contractor and Management Agreements
Cannabis Licensing and Permitting Attorney

Regulatory Compliance

  • State, Local and Federal Regulatory Compliance
  • Advertising and Marketing Review
  • Website Compliance Review
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Event Feasibility
Corporate Cannabis Attorney. Transactional Cannabis Attorney

Licensing & Permitting

  • State and Local License Applications
  • State and Local License Renewals
  • Buying and Selling Licenses
  • Social Equity Programs
  • Building and Planning Department Inspections
Cannabis Compliance. Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Attorney

Real Property

  • Real Property Acquisitions and Sales
  • Leases and Lease Addendums
  • Facility Buildouts
  • Easements
  • Security Compliance
Cannabis Licensing and Permitting Attorney

Healthcare & Telehealth

  • Federal/State Telehealth Compliance
  • Medical Cannabis Compliance
  • Medical Practice Employment & Contractor Agreements
  • Management Services Organizations
  • Medical Practitioner Advisory
Corporate Cannabis Attorney. Transactional Cannabis Attorney

Intellectual Property

  • Brand Protection Strategies
  • Trademarks
  • IP Licensing Agreements
  • Non Disclosure Agreements
  • Cease and Desist Letters


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