The legal and regulatory landscape of the cannabis industry is complex and constantly changing. The legal team at Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi, PC brings clarity to the confusing and often conflicting requirements which impact every cannabis business. We are regularly asked to decipher and decode local ordinances, and strategize for future business needs based upon anticipated changes to the legal landscape.

KVK has worked with the commercial cannabis industry since 2009.

KVK advises cannabis clients through start-up and licensing, from acquisition to exit, and ensures you are fully compliant with all regulatory requirements. We provide general legal counsel on business litigation, corporate matters, real estate transactions, mergers, and acquisitions within the unique context of the cannabis industry. Trust us to keep your business current on changing regulations and any impactful legislation that presents risk or opportunity.

To help clients continue to meet regulatory obligations, KVK offers subscription-based representation plans in addition to traditional hourly rate schedules. Our regulatory compliance services extend beyond filing paperwork; we connect our clients to vendors and professionals in order to set them up for success. We routinely incorporate feedback received from clients in order to continue to offer the highest level of representation possible.

Commercial cannabis is a heavily regulated industry that requires a focus on tightening controls on business operations. Because we have served the industry since Proposition D, KVK can provide guidance that blends legal expertise and industry experience.

Focus Areas

  • Licensing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Renewal
  • Administrative Appeal
  • Business Formation
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Corporate & Real Estate Transactions


“Working with Dom and his team has been an amazing experience, they are organized and very prompt with returning my calls and emails. I believe that communication is the key to success and I felt a strong heartbeat with the KVK Lawyer team.”

Stephanie Giera


“KVK has been an invaluable source of guidance, legal knowledge, and proactive communication for our case with a bank service provider. Although legal proceedings can be long, GianDominic provided a clear path and strategy to having my mothers’ case resolved and settled in a positive and timely manner… many thanks and highly recommend!”

M. D.


“Our lender terminated a Home Affordable Modification Trial Plan after we had been enrolled. We did not know what to do and had already been in bankruptcy. KV&K litigated a Breach of Contract lawsuit on our behalf against the lender to stop the foreclosure and get us our day in Court. To settle the lawsuit, the lender started our Trial Plan again and finalized the modification. The experience was positive because I was able to meet with the attorney and email or call with any questions during the litigation.”



“Words cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for GianDominic Vitiello. My family was in jeopardy of losing our home in foreclosure. From my initial phone call to the law of office Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi I knew I’d made the right decision to have them assist us with our situation. Mr. Vitiello thoroughly explained our options and he consistently kept up to date on everything that was going on with the litigation. He was never too busy to explain the process to us time and time again. Mr. Vitiello genuinely cares. There is no way we could have stayed in our home without him.”

Annette G


"Me and my family want to thank you for all of the work you did on our case. I appreciate the way you took the time to explain the process to me and to respond to all of my questions. There was not a day that I could not get a hold of you. We are very pleased with the result. I plan on recommending your firm to everyone!"

The Earley Family


"When we started with GianDominic, the demand from the other side was unacceptable to me, and my then-lawyer was advising me to settle for that number. I hired GianDominic instead and we fought the good fight for almost a year. We ended up with a settlement that was 10x better. That’s the Dom magic! Great Settlement!"

Unnikrishnan W.

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