Jennifer Michelle McGrath

Jennifer Michelle McGrath

Attorney - California Cannabis Law & Licensing
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • California
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Jennifer McGrath has created a unique law practice specializing in all areas of cannabis law. With over twenty years of legal experience, Ms. McGrath provides legal support and guidance on California Cannabis Law to cannabis businesses throughout the state as well as Cities and Counties in navigating the emerging California State and local regulation of both recreational and medical marijuana in this rapidly changing environment.

– cannabis licensing (local and state)
– cannabis regulatory compliance
– appeals of cannabis license/permit denials or discipline
– cannabis litigation & administrative hearings
– development agreements
– building permits
– zoning & land use
– leases
– voter initiatives
– advocacy
– government relations
– business
– hemp licensing & regulations (local, state and federal).

Practice Areas
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Cannabis Licensing
  • Cannabis Regulatory Compliance
  • Appeals of Cannabis License/Permit Denials or Discipline
  • Cannabis Litigation & Administrative Hearings
  • Government Relations
  • Hemp Licensing & Regulations
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
ID Number: 179917
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  • English
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Jennifer McGrath
- Current
Cannabis law firm providing advice and consultation to the cannabis industry throughout California including cannabis licensing (local and state), cannabis regulatory compliance, appeals of cannabis license/permit denials or discipline, cannabis litigation and administrative hearings, development agreements, building permits, zoning & land use, leases, voter initiatives, advocacy, government relations, business, hemp licensing and regulations (local, state and federal).
City Attorney
City of Huntington Beach
Accomplished Government Attorney providing legal advice, strategies and guidance to the City Council, City's executive management team, all City Departments, including Planning, Human Resources, Public Safety, and Public Works, and representing the City with over 1000 employees and an annual budget over $300 million. Managed all in-house attorneys as well as outside legal counsel. Attended and advised over 300 City Council meetings. Drafted resolutions implementing the budget, various fees and taxes, fines, and penalties. Drafted numerous laws including, but not limited to, ordinances relating to zoning, building, development agreements, and medical marijuana dispensaries.
Staff Attorney
City of Huntington Beach
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: Law Review Managing Editor Top 5% of Class
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1992) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 179917
- Current
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Jennifer McGrath Attorney - California Cannabis Law & Licensing
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Jennifer McGrath
7755 Center Avenue, Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (714) 231-2124
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