The CannaBusiness Advisory is a resource for anyone intending to invest, operate, or otherwise participate in the burgeoning cannabis industry. As one of the first law firms in the country to establish a practice dedicated specifically to cannabis-related concerns, Burns & Levinson has a wealth of expertise in the space, and through this blog, our talented attorneys will share their experiences and insights in the hopes of helping you understand an industry that is oftentimes as legally complex as it is exciting.


Frank Segall
Partner | Co-Chair, Cannabis Business Advisory

Frank Segall is a member of Burns & Levinson’s Executive Committee, and serves as chair of its Business, Finance, Restructuring and Venture Capital & Private Equity groups, and co-chair of the Cannabis Business Advisory group. For the latter, Frank provides counsel investors, lenders, and operators of cultivation and dispensary facilities throughout the country. He specializes in facilitating capital raises, structuring investments, drafting operative documents, and providing general business advice in this rapidly growing industry.

Scott H. Moskol
Partner | Co-Chair, Cannabis Business Advisory

Scott Moskol is a Burns & Levinson partner, and co-chairs the firm’s Financial Restructuring & Distressed Transactions and Cannabis Business Advisory practices. He is also a member of its Corporate, Finance, and Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships practices. Scott is frequently retained for facilitating capital raises, structuring appropriate investment vehicles, drafting operative documents, and administering general business advice, given his involvement as an executive team member of one of his operating entity clients

Michael Andreasen

Michael Andreasen is an associate who focuses on general corporate, mergers & acquisitions, finance, securities, venture capital, private equity, and cannabis-related matters. He has experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating various corporate contracts, assisting with securities law compliance, and providing support in areas of equity compensation, corporate governance and investor relations.

Leslie B. Muldowney

Leslie Muldowney is a partner practicing in the firm’s Finance, Real Estate, and Corporate groups. She primarily focuses on various aspects of business and transactional law, concentrating in sophisticated commercial transactions that include multi-property and multi-state financings, national and local financings, construction financing, commercial and asset-based lending, secured and unsecured lines of credit, loan participations and syndications, and real estate and corporate workout & restructuring transactions.

Bryan C. Natale

Bryan Natale is an associate who works extensively with private equity funds, venture capital funds, financial institutions, and middle-market and emerging companies across the spectrum of industry sectors.

Thomas T. Reith

Tom Reith litigates, and manages nationwide complex commercial litigation, for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to family-owned businesses. He has experience in an array of industries, including banking, commercial real estate, construction, government, professional services, and technology. Though a litigator by training, Tom views litigation as a last resort, instead preferring that his clients spend their effort, resources, and time on transactional matters that lead to economic growth. To that end, Tom counsel clients on compliance, risk assessment and litigation avoidance to keep them out of the courtroom and in the boardroom.


Notwithstanding recent changes in Massachusetts laws, federal law remains unchanged, and the cultivation, possession, and/or sale of marijuana and related cannabis products continues to be illegal under federal law. For that reason, Burns & Levinson’s services are strictly limited to advising clients regarding the validity, scope, and meaning of Massachusetts and other state laws regarding medical and other legal forms of marijuana. None of those services are intended to assist clients with violations of federal law.