Cristina Buccola is an attorney, advisor, and advocate who helps her clients build and sustain viable business enterprises. As the founder of Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC, she is retained by entrepreneurs, institutional and private investors, farmers, consumer products and tech companies, artists, media outlets, and not-for-profit organizations. Cristina advises on transactional matters and investment opportunities, designs brand/IP protection and licensing programs, develops strategic ventures, and manages her clients' day-to-day legal needs. She also assists cannabis and hemp producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and applicants in navigating the legal, licensing, regulatory, and operational challenges they face. Cristina is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Illinois (retired).
Cristina dedicates a portion of her practice to public interest/policy work related to medical cannabis and economic and social justice issues, has testified in front of the New York State and New Jersey Legislatures about cannabis regulatory programs, and has worked with elected officials on developing cannabis legalization positions.
Prior to CB Counsel, Cristina served as the General Counsel of High Times and was a partner in an adult-use cultivation concern. She received her BA from The Gallatin School at New York University and her JD from The University of Chicago Law School. She cut her teeth in the M&A and private equity departments of white-shoe law firms in NYC and Chicago. She also served as the General Counsel and Director of Human Resources of an international technology company.
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