- Seattle, Washington
- Founding Attorney
Anne van Leynseele, with a JD and an International MBA, is the consummate corporate cannabis lawyer. Anne views legal issues through a commercial lens and becomes a trusted legal and business advisor to her clients.
Before founding NWMJ Law, Anne was an attorney advisor in Washington DC in another highly regulated industry, Health Care law focusing on adjudication review. Previously she was also a business management consultant specializing in commercial transactions and process efficiency.
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. She spent four years as a federal attorney advisor of health care policy in Washington DC; upon her return to Washington State she jumped into passing a State law regarding patient record confidentiality. On a daily basis, Anne applies her business acumen and regulatory knowledge to encouraging best business practices in the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Anne managed the business development of production and technology entities, advised businesses on process efficiency, defined corporate communications strategies for many Fortune 100 companies, and owned her own Los Angeles based film production company. In her spare time she mentors at-risk-youth, manages her farm in Hawaii, surfs, and competes in triathlons.