At Origin Group Law LLP, our team values legal excellence and creativity in all our endeavors, and we strive to set the industry standard for ethical and principled representation. We work to imbue these values in our clients as well. When you retain our offices, you are not just getting a lawyer: you are creating a team of proven industry leaders who can problem solve and strategize in exciting and creative ways, each of whom are dedicated to seeing you succeed.
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We are a boutique law firm nestled into the Sierra foothills’ historic Nevada City. Our primary goal is to provide the highest caliber legal services to California’s regulated industry.

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Are you seeking a local permit or state license?

At Origin Group Law LLP, compliance with California law and client safety is our supreme objective. Our next highest objective is to see our clients thrive.

Our team constantly strives to improve our knowledge of California and federal law, and the office’s vibrant litigation practice allows the staff to hone this understanding in fresh and inspired ways. We strongly advocate a “safety first” approach, perfecting legal and environmental compliance in a proprietary and forward-thinking manner.

Transactional and Business Counsel

Inspired Written Agreements and Contract Negotiation Representation

  • Cooperatives and Symbiotic Business Strategies such as Co-Branding, Co-Packing, and Related Agreements
  • Business Formations, Entity Governance, Operations Development
  • Project and Crisis Management Services for Regulated Entities
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Permitting, Licensing, and Regulatory Compliance

Develop a Next-Level Legal Action Plan to Secure and Maintain Licensure.

  • Comprehensive land use analysis and local permitting
  • Next-level regulatory guidance, including critical client updates and step-by-step compliance guides
  • Permit and Application Preparation, Advocacy, and Maintenance
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Code/Ordinance Defense/Appeals/Writs/ Civil Litigation

Learn how to comply with your local Code now.

  • Pragmatic assistance with requests for inspection or allegations of code or regulatory violations
  • Appeals to administrative bodies, including local jurisdictions and the Control Appeals Panel
  • Top notch writs and civil litigation practice
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Legal Consultations

Get up-to-date legal analysis in a confidential attorney-client privileged setting.

  • Legal updates regarding local, state, and federal law.
  • Begin to formulate your legal action plan and strategy for the future.
  • Understand how to protect yourself during the transition into regulation.
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Compliance with California law and client safety is our supreme objective.

Starting or maintaining a business in California is an undeniably complicated undertaking, and engaging the right attorney is one of the most critical steps you can take in this new era. You will need an attorney that can give you logical advice about California’s quickly-changing and fast-paced legal landscape so that you can make informed decisions, and move forward with wisdom.

  • "Heather is fully and completely committed to showing up for what is right. She's compassionate and intelligent and resourceful and willing and funny. What more could we ask for in an attorney in her line of work, at this juncture? Thanks for being a Rock Star, Ms.Burke."


  • "Love this woman ...10 stars ...she has gone far beyond her duties as a lawyer and has been a crusader in the rights of patients ... What a blessing it is to have her in this community."


  • "Nobody knows the law about MMJ better than Heather and her staff."


  • "Heather is one of the most knowledgeable, passionate and competent legal advocates for medical cannabis providers in California. Nevada County is fortunate to have her here!"



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431 Uren Street, Suite C
Nevada City, CA 95959