HLG Global

For clients participating in emerging market economies, we offer a suite of strategic legal solutions for domestic and global companies. HLG is the first U.S. based law firm to expand its cannabis industry services across the globe, with attorneys in the European Union, Canada, Latin America, and beyond. As a result, we have created the world’s largest and most sophisticated cannabis industry network with attorneys who are uniquely equipped to help clients attain success in foreign jurisdictions.

We provide elite guidance on the many legal questions that arise for international businesses, political entities, governments, and ancillary service providers. Our international team of attorneys can also assist and support foreign clients in U.S.-inbound interests such as market entry strategy, strategic partnerships, and business transactions.

HLG’s international law team:

  • Assists with international expansion strategies
  • Facilitates capital raise efforts
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and joint ventures
  • Cross-border transactions Advises and coordinates import/export issues
  • Provides guidance on FDA (or international equivalent agencies) regulations
  • Provides accurate real-time country-by-country legal status
  • Assists with international distribution
  • Builds out international client asset portfolios within the global cannabis economy
  • Syncs the complex and varied international regulatory models in order to develop a cogent production and distribution strategy for our clients
  • Assists companies acquiring assets abroad
  • Supports on building out competitive business plans

In addition, HLG has a strategic international consortium of partners that are leaders in their respective fields, comprised of professional consultants and service providers with expertise in the global hemp marketplace and the regulated marijuana industry, whether that be science-based, medical-focused, or otherwise.

With over a decade of cannabis industry successes, our reputation is the result of serving an entrepreneurial client base, which demands professional service with an eye towards new markets, new opportunities, and ultimately, global expansion and investment.

Practice Area Leads

Brian C. Muraresku - Marijuana lawyer, hemp lawyer, and cannabis lawyer.

Attorney Brian C. Muraresku graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, with a concentration in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit.

Luis Armendariz - International Marijuana lawyer, hemp lawyer, and cannabis lawyer.

Luis is a Mexican-licensed attorney with special expertise in cross-border business law and corporate transactions.



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