North Lights Legal Services is a full service law firm able to meet all of your legal needs. Below is a sampling of our specialties:
The Bedrock of a Legal Cannabis Business
Obtaining the your Cannabis business license is essential to the operation of a Cannabis business. The states' license application process can be confusing and demanding. We can help you to navigate the application process, and also help you to ensure that you maintain your license in good standing. Finally, we can fight for you if you License is in danger of being suspended or revoked.
When All Else Fails, We Have Your Back
Unfortunately, things do not always go according to plan, and legal battles need to be waged. We are here to help you fight those battles. Whether it be employment disputes, vendor disagreements, or even infighting between business owners, we can step in and fight your battles for you, leaving you to run your company effectively without having to focus on the disputes at hand.
Start Right, Start Strong
Forming a business the right way is essential to the long term health and viability of any company. We help prospective business owners and entrepreneurs assess the correct business form for their business, create the necessary formation documents, assist in procuring all of the necessary licenses, and advise on other necessities such as insurance.
Know Your Obligations and Keep Your Partners Accountable
Contracts are the cornerstone to any business. They allow a business person to rely on the validity of the agreements they make with other businesses and individuals. We at Northern Lights Legal Services have a wealth of experience and knowledge in drafting and reviewing business contracts of all types. We will help to make sure that your business interests are protected by great contracts.
Protect What Makes Your Business Unique
Every successful business has something that makes it unique, whether that be a product, a brand, a tag-line, or a process. That unique aspect of the business can create immense value and deserves protection. We can help to protect that asset by obtaining Intellectual Property Protections at the State and even Federal level, where available.
Strategic Planning & Compliance
The legal landscape and state requirements for legal cannabis business are in constant flux. Changes to state and federal law can have far-reaching implications on your business. We can help you plan for these changes in an attempt to shield your business from these changes, in addition to helping your business stay compliant in an ever-changing environment.
Our Legal Team
Nicole Li graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also obtained a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, focusing on medical research ethics and health policy. She worked as a Legal Advisor to New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner before returning to her hometown of Seattle to begin her private legal practice.
Nicole also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University, where she graduated with honors.
Nicole has published in several arenas, including the King County Medical Society Bulletin and the New Zealand Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
Nicole is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. She holds the position of Vice President of the International Community Health Services Foundation Board of Directors. She also serves on a biomedical Institutional Review Board at the University of Washington.
Ross Gardner graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at USD, Ross focused primarily on Business Law. He has broad experience in business and compliance from his years in practice, as well as from his time spent in banking prior to law school.
Ross also has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Ross was selected to the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, a four-year honors program whose mission was to prepare students to plan, start, and run a successful start-up, while also emphasizing the importance of a strong ethical foundation and community involvement.
Ross is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the Snohomish County Bar Association, and the Cannabis Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association.