At Origin Group Law LLP, co-founding partners Sarah Smale and Heather Burke value legal excellence and creativity in all their endeavors, and the entire team strives to set the industry standard for ethical and principled representation.
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We serve clients throughout the Sierra Nevadas and the North Coast, offering California’s regulated industry the highest caliber legal services at fair rates. Premised on legal excellence, trustworthiness, and passion, Origin Group Law LLP’s vision is to cultivate client longevity in a vibrant regulated marketplace.

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Are you starting a new business? Are you seeking a local permit or state license? We can help.


We have the unique honor of choosing our clients just as much as they choose us, and we choose to cultivate long standing relationships with industry and thought leaders working together towards a common goal. 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.

Transactional and Business Counsel

Protect Your Company With Inspired Business Development and Written Agreements.


  • //Small Business Strategies and Entity Governance for Entrepreneurs and Startups//
  • //Written Contracts: Sales and Services Agreements, Licensing Agreements, and Cooperative Agreements//
  • //Employment Law and Operations Development for Growing Businesses//
  • //Appellation Business Structuring, Petition Project Management, Policy and Education//
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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 Support//
  • //Next-Level Regulatory guidance, Step-By-Step Compliance Guides//
  • //Permit and Application Preparation, Advocacy, and Maintenance//
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Dispute Resolution

Utilize Our Experience to Navigate Tough Business Decisions.


  • //Ensuring Your Entity Protects You, aka "The Best Defense a Good Offense"//
  • //Principled Dispute Resolution: Getting Paid, Problem Solving, Partnership and Employment Disputes//
  • //Top Notch Civil and Administrative Litigation Practice: Experienced Representation in Worst Case Scenarios//
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Compliance with California law and client safety is our supreme objective.

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

  • "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."

    M.C.

  • "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."

    A.T.

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

    T.W.

  • "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!"

    B.M.

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Heather L. Burke Esq.

Partner

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Sarah Smale, Esq.

Partner

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431 Uren Street, Suite C
Nevada City, CA 95959

hburkelegal@gmail.com
530-955-3184