The Law Firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. is recognized as the Readers’ Choice Awards 2021 “Best Law Firm” in Missouri by Greenway Magazine
Springfield, Mo., August 17, 2021 — Greenway Magazine, the State’s premier publication source for marijuana industry businesses, has determined through its “Readers’ Choice Awards” voting that Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C., is the “Best of the Industry” law firm in Missouri serving marijuana industry businesses, such as, cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries, testing facilities and transporters. Carnahan Evans serves as a full service law firm to the marijuana business community. The Medical Marijuana Law Group at Carnahan Evans is chaired by Joseph (Chip) Dow Sheppard, III, and members include Jay Preston, David K. Olive, Kirk A. Kaczmarek, John E. Price, and related supporting staff.
Chip Sheppard, a shareholder at Carnahan Evans, commented, “Missouri’s metropolitan areas are full of large and incredibly talented law firms, so we are thrilled to be showcased as Missouri’s best marijuana industry law firm.”
Carnahan Evans was awarded “Best Law Firm” on August 11, 2021, in St. Louis at MoCannBizCon+Expo; the premier Midwest Cannabis Business Conference and Expo held at Union Station. MoCannBizCon+Expo hosted over 2,000 attendees, 100+ exhibitors, and over 50 of the top cannabis experts and professionals in the country offering the latest in cannabis business and technology as well as the ever-evolving legal issues and complexities of the industry.
Carnahan Evans is a 40-year-old full-service business, regulatory, tax, dispute resolution, real estate, transactional, and estate planning law firm that provides a wide breadth of services to businesses and individuals. The law firms’ first involvement with marijuana was in 2013 when Carnahan Evans was retained to pursue claims against the City of Springfield for stopping a marijuana decriminalization ordinance voter initiative. Carnahan Evans obtained a cash settlement from the City, and those funds went towards the statewide polling that helped launch the 2016 medical marijuana campaign, and the successful 2018 campaign. Chip Sheppard was involved in the drafting of both the 2016 and 2018 amendments, and has continuously been involved in the industry as a Board Member of MoCannTrade and New Approach Missouri.
In addition to assisting with the campaigns, Carnahan Evans has assisted clients in all phases of Missouri’s industry, such as:
- drafting successful facility license applications,
- passing commencement inspections,
- appealing license denials,
- license interest acquisitions,
- and regularly dealing with the Department of Health on change requests, variances, compliance, and other regulatory matters.
As the industry continues to grow Carnahan Evans continues to provide assistance to their medical marijuana clientele across the state, utilizing their unique combination of experience in Missouri’s most dynamic industry and decades of business related services.
About Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.
Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (Carnahan Evans) is a full service business, dispute resolution and estate planning law firm with a depth of 17 attorneys in the areas of corporate, estate planning, litigation, tax, real estate, and medical marijuana.
Founded in 1979, Carnahan Evans is a locally owned and operated law firm, noted for its commitment to providing superior client service to a diverse client base, including national and regional businesses, financial institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. The Firm is “A-V rated” by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating given by the publication.
The Firm’s attorneys practice in a wide variety of areas including business dispute resolution, corporate and general business, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, probate, trusts, securities, banking and financial institutions, employment, real estate, tax and wealth strategies. Practice in these areas results in a powerful synergy, providing proactive problem solving and superior service to our clients.
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