Providing Honest, Reliable Business Counsel For More Than 12 Years

Big-Firm Litigation Training With A Personal Touch

Chernis Law Group P.C. is uniquely qualified to handle civil litigation and business disputes related to the business law and the cannabis business space. Michael S. Chernis practices in the federal and California courts as well as before arbitration and mediation forums.

Mr. Chernis is “big-firm” trained, having worked on civil litigation involving high-profile tobacco and pharmaceutical companies as examples. He has more than two decades  of experience handling contract disputes, business torts, disputes with municipalities and regulatory agencies, intellectual property issues, and partnership disputes as examples.

In recent years, as the cannabis industry has become more mature, it is seeing a significant uptick in an unfortunate bi-product of legitimate business sectors – civil litigation.  This often takes the form of disputes relating to the premises used for a cannabis business, disputes between partners, employment disputes, and claims asserted by investors in a cannabis business.     These disputes can be stressful and expensive and require a seasoned litigator to navigate the best strategy and minimize disruptions and costs to the business.

Services Tailored To Your Unique Case

It is his view that every case or potential case must be approached individually, based on the unique facts, the client’s goals and the client’s budget. Mr. Chernis’s training and experience allow him to better make that evaluation and strategize a course of action to meet those goals. His deep experience in high-profile civil litigation cases makes him the ideal partner to represent a client’s interests, whether it be in the prelitigation, litigation or trial phase of a case. He also knows that no matter how small, civil litigation can be both emotionally and financially important to a client, and he approaches each case and client in that way. That approach is evident from his availability to clients as well as the quality of his work product.

Strategic ADR Backed By Trial Preparation

Because he appreciates that litigation is not always the best answer, he routinely advises clients on business, strategic and compliance issues, and provides innovative strategies to resolve disputes, including various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). When litigation is required, however, clients receive forceful, nimble representation throughout the pretrial, trial and appellate process.

Seek Litigation Counsel Today

Whether you have a tax controversy, a business dispute or a cannabis industry problem, Mr. Chernis can handle all aspects of litigation. To discuss matters with him further, contact his Santa Monica office to set up a consultation. To begin, call 310-558-2346 or send him an email.