Stanley S.Jutkowitz

Senior Counsel

Stan enables entrepreneurs and businesspeople to achieve their goals, and excels at solving complex, unconventional business challenges.

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Entrepreneurs seek to buy and sell companies, and engage in liquidity transactions in the most practical and tax efficient manner. Stan helps clients find a way to achieve their goals with the least possible tax cost. He is both a business attorney and a tax attorney who "stands in the shoes of his clients" to provide direct and cost-effective advice.

Stan concentrates his practice on domestic and international business transactions, tax planning, and counseling on corporate and real estate transactions. His experience in international business law and transactions includes structuring entities for tax efficiency, and representing clients in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions. Having worked on many transactions where parties had conflicting goals, Stan brings a unique ability to find solutions so that all parties of a transaction achieve their goals, while getting the deal done.

As the leader of the firm's cannabis law practice, Stan keeps up with the evolving law, and works with clients on corporate transactions and business counseling in the cannabis space. He helps clients navigate the uncertain legal landscape of the cannabis industry, and guides clients through challenges to enable them to conduct business with the least amount of disruption. Stan is the founding editor of the firm's marijuana law blog, The Blunt Truth (

Stan appreciates the unpredictability of his job. He enjoys the new challenges, new opportunities, and new problems that he faces every day. Clients appreciate Stan's willingness to discuss matters by phone, rather than relying too heavily on email communication.

  • JD, The George Washington University School of Law

    With honors

  • BA, Northwestern University
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia