Laura A. Bianchi is the Director of Rose Law Group’s Cannabis practice group.
Laura’s practice is concentrated on cannabis law, providing legal advice, guidance and assistance in various realms of the legal cannabis industry, including strategic planning and development, investment and lending relationships and structure, business and financial structure, business, corporate and real estate transactions, agreements and contracts, compliance with state law and local rules, requirements and regulations, best business practices, business consulting, application preparation and drafting, site selection and procurement, and all stages of the Arizona Department of Health Services Medical Marijuana Program.
Laura is on the forefront of the legal cannabis movement and is passionate about providing information, education, and facts about cannabis and the cannabis industry, as well as its business, medical marijuana, economic benefits, potential and investing. Laura is an active member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and the National Cannabis Bar Association, having previously served as Co-Chair for the Women Grow Phoenix Chapter.
In her work with business and corporate transactions, Laura provides advice and assistance to business and corporate clients in a wide variety of ways, including corporate formation and entity structure, charitable nonprofit organizations, financing, real estate transactions, corporate and residential leasing, acquisition and disposition of real property and businesses, employment/independent contractor, business, corporate and real estate negotiations.
Laura is also the Director of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning department, managing the assistance of both individuals and businesses with asset protection, business succession, trusts and will creation among others.
Laura has been featured in O Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, Marijuana Business Daily, Dope Magazine, Denver Post, Arizona Republic, AZ Big Media and numerous other industry and traditional media sources. She was named a “Trendsetter” by Arizona Foothills Magazine, featured in Phoenix Business Journal’s Women & Cannabis and honored by Super Lawyers as a “Southwest Rising Star” and “Top Attorney” in 2016, 2017, 2018 and again 2019, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Laura took to the dance floor as part of the National Kidney Foundation’s 13th annual Dancing with the Stars Arizona fundraiser on February 22, 2019.
Laura earned her JD from Vermont Law School and received a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Political Science, with a language emphasis in American Sign Language, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In her free time Laura enjoys training in mixed martial arts, spending time with family and friends and traveling.
Podcast: Why Arizona will probably legalize recreational marijuana in 2020; would be ‘a boon to the industry,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi
By Taylor Seely | Arizona Republic First, Arizona legalized medical marijuana in 2010. Then came a failed attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. Now, those +
Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director Laura Bianchi says cannabis extracts case a big win for Arizona’s medical marijuana industry
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Arizona just made cannabis safer and savings for patients; ‘important step forward,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department
By David Downs | Leafy Arizona’s medical cannabis program is about to become cheaper and cleaner, courtesy of a new +