The Law Offices of Alan J. Donato
Marijuana Business Services in Sacramento
About The Law Offices of Alan J. Donato
Alan Donato fights to defend patients' legal rights to medical marijuana and currently sits on the legal committees for Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). He has helped patients start collectives, dispensaries and cultivation locations by filing the appropriate paperwork with the Secretary of State, Board of Equalization, Franchise Tax Board, and local authorities. Mr. Donato also serves as legal counsel on retainer for collectives and dispensaries regarding compliance issues that arise after initial set-up. Mr. Donato also provides effective legal representation and protection when dealing with State and Federal law enforcement agencies. Mr. Donato serves as competent legal counsel in all aspects of medical marijuana laws. Alan received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif (top 10% of the class) with Great Distinction. He also received a Certificate in Oral Advocacy and was nominated to the Order of the Barristers for excellence in trial skills and oral advocacy. He now serves as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Donato knows both sides of criminal law, as he previously worked for the Sacramento County District Attorney's office before leaving to pursue a career in criminal defense. Alan opened his own criminal defense practice in 2010 and has been successfully defending clients in all aspects of complex criminal litigation. He proudly serves the Sacramento Valley, South Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco Bay Area.
- - Member of Americans for Safe Access
- - Member of NORML Legal Committee