Through Anne, clients learn the day-to-day reality of what entering this opportunity rich marketplace means from a lawyer who has seen it all. Entrepreneurs need to understand company formation, stages of development, identifying and managing risks, and how to avoid typical pit-falls to make it through that critical first year of licensure and start-up, including: partnerships, land use, water rights, taxes, employees, and cash management. Once the foundation is established, her guidance to clients turns to profitability and their multi-state expansion opportunities. On a daily basis, she applies her business acumen and regulatory knowledge to encouraging best business practices throughout the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Anne is a leading authority and visionary in the practice of cannabis law. Her years spent in Washington DC as a health care policy attorney give her in-depth regulatory experience and her years in business brings valuable economic insight to 7 Point clients. She is a frequent speaker at cannabis business and investor conferences and regularly interviewed for radio, video, and webcasts on cannabis industry topics.
Anne is passionate about helping cannabis businesses and organizations maximize productivity by assisting them in understanding and complying with the fast-paced changes happening in Federal and State laws, regulations, and policy. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Anne managed commercial transactions, business development of production and technology start-up entities, advised businesses on process efficiency, define stronger corporate communications strategies for many Fortune 100 companies, did business management consulting in Sydney Australia, and built and sold her own Los Angeles based film production company.
Anne earned her undergrad degree, Summa Cum Laude, at the University of Washington and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. She also holds a degree in Computer Animation and Multimedia from The Art Institute of Seattle, and an Executive International MBA certificate from MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia. She annually exceeds 100 hours of pro-bono legal work and was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
In her spare time she mentors at-risk-youth, surfs, is an amateur fashionista, competes in triathlons, and co-manages her avocado and chocolate farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.