Anne van Leynseele is a cannabis regulatory and deal attorney, often working across sovereign borders. She advises multi-state and multi-national cannabis clients on governance, compliance, licensing, acquisition, asset management, and import/export matters. Ms. van Leynseele also counsels her clients on cannabis political policy as it develops across the nation and around the world. She is a leading expert on the topic of hemp.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler, Ms. van Leynseele spent four years as a federal attorney advisor in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she managed commercial transactions and corporate communication strategies for Fortune 100 companies, and did business management consulting in Sydney, Australia.

Notable Representations

  • Marijuana Venture Magazine, Women to Watch, https://www.marijuanaventure.com/van-leynseele/
  • Super Lawyers, The Blunt Truth About Running a Cannabis Business, https://www.superlawyers.com/washington/article/the-blunt-truth-about-running-a-cannabis-business/0616b701-68a9-4487-b508-605ad57d844f.html
  • Law Dragon Lawyer Spotlight, https://www.superlawyers.com/washington/article/the-blunt-truth-about-running-a-cannabis-business/0616b701-68a9-4487-b508-605ad57d844f.html
  • Ganjapreneur https://www.ganjapreneur.com/anne-van-leynseele-northwest-marijuana-law/
  • Cannabis Law Journal, Contract Law is the Linchpin for a Safe, Reliable, and Profitable Cannabis Industry, 2016
  • Marijuana Ventures Lawyer Issue, Recreational Marijuana’s Economic Advantages, 2016
  • CannaInvestor, License Valuations for Investors and Sale, 2016

Panels & Speaking Engagements

  • LA CWCBE: Operating in a Highly Regulated Market, 2018
  • IC3 Los Angeles: Advertising, Marketing, Trademark, and IP Issues, 2018
  • CCC Portland: Smart Investing & Developing a Working Business Plan and Implementing Both, 2017
  • LA CWCBE: Smart Investing in a Highly Regulated Market, 2017
  • ICB Portland: Advertising, Marketing, Trademark, and IP Issues, 2017
  • Washington State Department of Health: Marijuana and Modern Healthcare, 2017
  • MJBA Seattle: Employee Management and Conflict Resolution, 2017; Avoid the Audit and Accounting 101, 2017; Understand What You Need to Know, 2016; and Managing a Cannabis Business, 2016
  • MJBA Portland: Employee Management and Conflict Resolution, 2016; and Avoid the Audit, 2016
  • CannaCon Seattle: Operating in a Highly Regulated Market and The Art of Negotiation, 2016
  • Women Grow: Washington CPA and Tax, 2015; and Operating in a Regulated Market, 2015
  • Cannabis Women’s Alliance: Power to Grow, 2015; Power to Change, 2015; and Power to Lead, 2015
  • MJBA Tacoma: Advice for Business Start-ups, 2015; MJBA East Wenatchee: Advice for Business Start-ups, 2015
  • CAUSE M: Online Marketing, 2015; Advice for Business Start-ups, 2015; and Banking Bill, 2015
  • CannaCon Seattle: Online Marketing and The Art of Negotiation, 2015
  • CAUSE M: Operating in a Regulated Market, 2014; How to Get a License, 2014; and Federalism, 2014
  • CannaCon Tacoma: Advertising and Marketing, 2014

Legal Accolades

  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Top Women Attorneys in Washington 2017 and 2018