Region: CannaVest West

Stanley Jutkowitz

Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw

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Mr. Jutkowitz concentrates his practice on domestic and international business transactions and tax planning, counseling on corporate and business matters, and real estate transactions.

His transactional experience includes representation of emerging and other privately and publicly held companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, venture capital transactions and public offerings of stock and tax planning and structuring entities for both inbound and outbound cross border mergers and acquisitions. This experience includes counseling government contractors on mergers and acquisitions, acting as lead counsel in the formation of a number of industry sponsored business-to-business exchanges, representing a US company in tax planning and structuring several joint ventures and acquisitions in the Middle East and Central Asia, representing a US company in the tax planning for the acquisition of companies in South America, Europe and Russia, representing a foreign entity attempting a hostile takeover, representing an international real estate group in connection with the development of a casino in South America and representing a defense technology company obtaining venture capital financing and relocating to the United States.

He regularly acts as outside general counsel to privately held companies and advises clients on choice of entity, business planning, international business issues, structuring transactions, shareholders and other business agreements, licensing, technology agreements, joint venture agreements and limited liability company agreements.

His tax experience includes counseling on cross border mergers and acquisitions, treaty analysis, structuring tax efficient international joint ventures, advising institutional investors on tax efficient structures, advising clients on FATCA requirements, and general corporate and partnership tax counseling.

His real estate experience includes the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of commercial, retail and residential property on behalf of domestic and foreign investors, and the representation of specialty users of real estate, such as companies with security clearance, technology companies and biotech companies.

He is the founding editor of the firm’s marijuana law blog, The Blunt Truth ( and heads the firm’s cannabis practice.