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 A. 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


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.