I provide a broad array of legal services with a focus on corporate structure, private offerings, secured debt financing, and tax-driven transactions. I also assist companies through the arduous permitting and licensing process, appear at city council hearings, and guide you through the many pitfalls that besiege many early-stage cannabis companies.
- Outside General Counsel
- Commercial Loan
- Convertible Note
- Fund Formation
- SAFE Document
- SEC Documents
- Securities Regulations
- Seed Financing
- Series Financing
- Stock Purchase Agreement
- Subscription Agreement
- Term Sheet
- Other Securities & Finance Matter
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
"Great reactivity and professionalism as always! Again, I warmly recommand Eric."
"Great work. We will definitely work again in the future."
"Looking forward to continue our cooperation."
"I really like the work Eric and his team did for us. It was fast and keep me posted all the time. Thank you."
"Our situation was a bit tricky, since we're a cross-border company. But Eric took the time to understand and to adapt! He was really helpful and I would strongly recommand him."
Kirkland Law PC
Feb 2006 - Present
I specialize in corporate, securities, and tax law for cannabis companies that are experiencing rapid growth. I have assisted many cannabis companies across the US through various legal, accounting, and structural issues as they navigate their businesses through the evolving cannabis industry. I have been the lead attorney on private offerings totaling over $260 million for cannabis companies.
Law Office of J. Eric Kirkland
Jan 2001 - Feb 2006
I specializing in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on working with early stage and mid-tier market companies experiencing rapid growth. Worked with a wide variety of companies to assist them through various legal, accounting and structural issues as they expanded their businesses.
II Group, Inc.
President & General Counsel
Nov 1998 - Dec 2000
Led a public internet holding company during the 90's dot.com boom.
Provided securities and corporate law compliance guidance to the portfolio companies.
Provided strategic acquisitions and capital formation assistance to the portfolio companies.
Dencer & Kirkland
Nov 1994 - Oct 1998
Founding partner of a firm specializing in corporate and securities law.
Assisted clients with various legal, accounting and structural issues.
Handled all business litigation in both Federal and State Court.
Paul & Stuart
Feb 1992 - Oct 1994
Litigation Attorney in a boutique plaintiff's firm.
Settled over $7 million in plaintiff's cases.
Handled complex litigation matters ranging from class actions, medical malpractice, products liability and defamation.
Served on the California Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the L-Tryptophan Litigation.
Dickson, Carlson & Campillo
Aug 1990 - Feb 1992
First year attorney at a larger New York/Santa Monica firm that primarily served as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 100 companies in mass tort litigation.
Clients were primarily global pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures.
Assigned to cases filed in Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma and Texas. Second chaired numerous cases.