Q+A: Cohn Legal, PLLC

Who is Cohn Legal, PLLC?

Cohn Legal, PLLC is a boutique law firm providing highly specialized legal counsel for startups and entrepreneurs. Cannabis and CBD are two major industries that Cohn Legal, PLLC.

How long have you been in business?

Cohn Legal, PLLC was just recently formed and has since purchased the startup division and cannabis division, THC Legal Group, of a larger law firm. 

Why did you get started in this venture?

Being a lawyer is quite simply fantastic.  It is incredibly satisfying to help young and ambitious entrepreneurs develop the legal framework to organize their business and protect their intellectual property.  My interest in the cannabis industry specifically is guided by two separate but equally important imperatives. First, it is supremely important that this country allows for the maximization of personal freedoms and imposes legal restrictions on personal choice only when absolutely necessary.  Unfortunately, as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), cannabis is still federally illegal and considered by the federal government to be a severely harmful substance. I think it is important to push back against this outdated position and help companies safely and legally contribute to the industry.  Second, as an intellectual property attorney, I absolutely love working with companies that are developing novel and unique products. This is where the cannabis space really thrives.

What is most important to your company?

Undoubtedly, ensuring that our attorneys are “Advisors” rather than simply  “lawyers”. I think a large problem with law firms is the disconnect between the client and the attorney. We seek to develop real and meaningful relationships with our clients.

How would you describe your business to a potential customer/client?

We are a boutique law firm, designed specifically to work with startups and entrepreneurs.  We have a robust practice in the cannabis/cbd space and provide various legal services to companies in this space.

What makes your business different from your competitors?

We are 100% client oriented and tailor all legal services to the specific needs of the client.  Our clients absolutely never receive any surprise bills and know in advance precisely how much a legal service will cost and when it will be done. Transparency is everything and the cornerstone of our business model.

Where do you see your company in five years?

In 5 years, our law firm will be doing the exact same thing! Providing interesting and varied legal services to interesting and varied clients.  Hopefully, New York City will by then have a thriving cannabis industry and we will be at the forefront of its expansion.

Where can people find your business?

People can find us on our website at www.cohnlg.com and on Instagram @cohn_lg