Laura A. Bianchi
Founding partner of Bianchi & Brandt, Laura Bianchi is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts in cannabis law, compliance, operations, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and strategic expansion. Having begun her work with the 2010 passage of Arizona’s medical marijuana law, Laura was one of the first attorneys in the country to focus on the nascent legal cannabis industry. She continues to be admired for her leadership, as well as her powerful and steadfast advocacy for women in business.
With her vast industry knowledge, depth of experience, and reputation for meticulous attention to detail, Laura pioneered a holistic approach to providing business and legal services, partnering with her clients to navigate the complexities and challenges, unique to highly regulated industries. Laura represents individuals as well as private and public companies, providing advice and guidance at every stage of development, from applications and start up, through operations, to continued growth, expansion, and exit. She has amassed unparalleled real-world experience, serving clients both on a national and international level, closing transactions valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
As a highly regarded entrepreneur, business attorney and cannabis law expert, Laura has been honored in “Top 100 Attorneys in Arizona” by AZ BIG Media, “Women Leaders of the Cannabis Industry” by Authority Magazine and “30 Most Powerful Women in Arizona Cannabis” by AZ Big Media. She has been quoted in prominent national media outlets, including Forbes, Bloomberg, Benzinga and O Magazine just to name a few. Laura has also been featured as a cannabis expert in Marijuana Business Daily, Marijuana Venture, Cannabis Industry Journal, mg Magazine, DOPE Magazine, Green Entrepreneur, Arizona Attorney Magazine, Denver Post, Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal and numerous other industry and traditional media sources. Most recently Laura was named a “Trendsetter to Know” by Arizona Foothills Magazine.
- Vermont Law School, J.D.
- University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.
Bar + Court Admissions
- State Bar of Arizona
- United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Working with Laura A. Bianchi
- Through her comprehensive holistic approach, Laura is able to anticipate unforeseen challenges, mitigate risk, and assist her clients in building a strong foundation that supports their long-term success.
- Laura’s creative and critical thinking allows her to develop innovative solutions to complex issues that are specific to each client’s needs.
Outside Interests & Activities
- Animal rights advocacy
- Fitness, MMA & Yoga
- Interior Design
- Spending time with friends & family