Justin is an award-winning business attorney who focuses on advising clients in the cannabis industry. He frequently represents multi-state cannabis operators (MSOs), dispensaries, cultivation and processing operators, and other cannabis-related businesses.
Clients rely on Justin to help minimize risk and maximize results through comprehensive legal advice regarding all aspects of their businesses. This includes representing clients throughout all stages of litigation, handling a variety of business and corporate transactions, and advising clients on various day-to-day issues surrounding their business operations and compliance.
Justin also routinely serves as outside general counsel for various businesses throughout the country, leveraging his accounting and business economics background to guide clients through a variety of business issues with legal implications.
To continue bringing credibility and integrity to the cannabis industry, Justin frequently presents on legal and business challenges facing the emerging market and has been featured in numerous media outlets as an authority on these topics. He has been named Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by Marijuana Venture and Top 40 Under 40 by the Phoenix Business Journal, receiving notable recognition as a cannabis attorney and business leader.
Justin was raised in Southern California and moved to Arizona in 2014. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, riding his dirt bike, and learning new things. He and his family enjoy traveling and spending time together outdoors.
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.
Arizona State Bar
California State Bar
New Mexico State Bar (inactive)
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Dispensaries Association
Marijuana Industry Trade Association
International Cannabis Bar Association
National Cannabis Industry Association
California Cannabis Industry Association
High Times, Falling Like Dominos: Connecticut Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis (September 2021)
KRWG Public Media, Interview regarding New Mexico’s cannabis industry (August 2021)
Arizona Business Gazette, Cannabis law experts Bianchi & Brandt help businesses, law firms navigate new facet of the legal industry (March 2021)
MG Magazine, Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Cannabis Business (March 2021)
Super Lawyers Magazine, Cannabis Business in Arizona: The Basics (February 2021)
Phoenix Business Journal, My View: Medical Marijuana Ruling Creates Industry Issues (August 2018)
Arizona Business Magazine, Monthly column discussing issues within the cannabis industry (July 2018 – Present)
Arizona Foothills Magazine, Trendsetters featured interview (July 2018)
CLE: Legal Challenges of Operating an Arizona Medical Marijuana Business, East Valley Bar Association (April 2018)
Fox 10 News Phoenix: Interview regarding DOJ’s decision to rescind federal enforcement guidelines regarding state-legalized marijuana programs (January 2018)
Valley Leadership Institute, Class 41
Men’s Art Council, Phoenix Art Museum (2015–2018)
St. Thomas More Society of Phoenix, AZ (2016-Present)
Editorial Board, Maricopa Lawyer, MCBA Publication (2015-2019)