Lauren Estevez

Lauren is a Los Angeles-based attorney advising licensed cannabis industry brands, operators, and ancillary businesses on legal strategy, investment sourcing, and regulatory compliance. Lauren has been practicing in the cannabis space since shortly after Proposition 64 was passed in California, and has completed over 100 cannabis projects with U.S. and international clients. In addition to cannabis, Lauren also advises clients on CBD and The Farm Bill. She is nationally recognized as a subject matter expert on cannabis law, and her work has been featured on CNBC, at SXSW, and in Bloomberg Law. In 2019, The National Law Journal recognized Lauren as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer.

Practice Areas:

  • Outside General Counsel

  • Cannabis Regulatory Compliance

  • Cannabis Licensing Advising

  • CBD Business & Regulatory Advising

  • Equity financing, PPMs, and investor agreements

  • M&A

  • Commercial Contracts (Supply, Distributor, Vendor Agreements)

  • Corporate Governance & Entity Formation

  • Joint Venture Agreements & Partnership Negotiations

Prior to her career in cannabis, Lauren graduated from Harvard Law School and worked at an AmLaw100 global law firm in London & New York in the Capital Markets and Banking groups, and at a start up, where she managed a multi-million dollar book of business and her clients included emerging and Fortune 500 life sciences and technology companies. 

Lauren has been advising brands and operators in the world’s largest cannabis market, California, since 2017. In addition to her experience in the California cannabis market, she brings a global perspective having worked abroad and with publicly-traded life sciences companies earlier in her career. Lauren’s clients appreciate her thorough, effective, and results-oriented approach to legal advising.


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