Andrew Koussevitzky is a cannabis business attorney based in Los Angeles focusing on local and state licensing, land use and zoning, and corporate compliance. Andrew has worked with cannabis industry operators for several years in Los Angeles as part of another well-known cannabis firm in Beverly Hills. In that position, Andrew advised hundreds of cannabis business operators across California, but particularly in Los Angeles. He provides his clients with legal advice and legal representation in all facets of securing a cannabis business license including the local and state licensing application process, standard operating procedures, pro formas, corporate formation, real estate, business plans, and community benefits. Andrew also guides his clients in relation to Social Equity programs, the California State Water Resources Control Board permitting process, as well as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife permitting process.
Andrew has spoken at numerous cannabis events regarding the complex and rapidly changing cannabis business and as a result he is a thought leader in the Los Angeles cannabis community. In 2019, Andrew was nominated for “Lawyer of the Year” by the California Cannabis Awards.
Andrew is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and Florida. He is a graduate of St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, Florida. Andrew currently lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. Prior to his career as an attorney, Andrew was a full-time touring musician and Capitol Records recording artist.