Melissa Waite

Melissa Waite

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Recognized since 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada

Practice Areas

Cannabis Law

Corporate Law

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Melissa is a Member in the firm’s Real Estate Department and practices in the areas of privilege licensing, business transactions and real estate transactions. She assists with licensing and regulatory compliance for businesses with liquor, marijuana, gaming and other privilege licenses. Melissa also provides counsel in real estate matters including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development and financing of real estate in Nevada. Melissa has extensive experience with Nevada LLC and corporate law matters and routinely assists with all stages of a business’s life cycle including entity selection, formation of a business entity, and final disposition of the business or dissolution. She drafts and negotiates contracts for clients in a variety of industries providing valuable insight with regard to general contracting matters.

Since 2013, Melissa has been advising clients on emerging legal issues related to marijuana establishments and ancillary marijuana businesses. She has assisted cultivators, producers, dispensaries, testing labs and distributors in maintaining compliance in a highly regulated market, obtaining state and local licenses, acquiring real estate and facilitating acquisitions and dispositions of operating cannabis establishments. Melissa is constantly working with state and local agencies, monitoring new policies and changes in the law in order to help clients stay at the forefront as the cannabis industry continues to evolve.

Contact & Links
  • 3883 Howard Hughes Parkway
    Suite 800
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, J.D., graduated 2007

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Cannabis Law
  • Corporate Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Gaming Law


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