Corporate Law Practice Adds Two Partners to Meet Needs in Regulated Cannabis, Psychedelics and More

Firm’s Innovative Model in Tactical Legal Strategy Strengthened With Additional Expertise in M&A, Risk Management and Employment & Labor Law

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Bianchi & Brandt, a full-service litigation firm and business growth engine, is proud to announce its corporate expansion with the appointment of two partners who will lead a deep bench of experts in regulatory compliance, M&A, corporate governance, IP protection, risk management and employment law.

Founded by Laura A. Bianchi and Justin M. Brandt, the Arizona-based firm servicing clients nationwide has proven its innovative model of end-to-end tactical consultation for business scaling in cannabis and other highly regulated industries, helping more than 500 clients and overseeing more than $300 million in transactions since its inception.

Bianchi & Brandt has promoted Clark Wu to the position of Partner. Wu is an M&A expert who has been described by the founders as a “unicorn” whose brilliance, capability, and ongoing success made him the obvious choice to receive the firm’s first partnership appointment.

New firm Partner Jeffrey W. Toppel specializes in labor and employment law. He has represented union and non-union employers in a wide range of matters, including offering proactive advice and training on compliance, defense of discrimination and wrongful termination claims, and traditional labor matters.

“Justin and I are thrilled to call Clark Wu and Jeffrey Toppel our partners,” said Bianchi. “Our client-centric, all-encompassing approach relies on a combination of creativity, precision, and the kind of expertise exemplified by Clark and Jeff. Their knowledge broadens our service offerings, enabling us to continue growing and advising clients from various industries and backgrounds.”

About Bianchi & Brandt

Bianchi & Brandt offer a full suite of legal and strategic services tailored to the unique needs of complex industries, including cannabis, with a level of trust and expertise that is unmatched. With a deep bench of business law and regulatory specialists, Bianchi & Brandt has served as a strategic partner to their clients and assisted not only with legal matters, but also risk management, compliance, M&A and other business challenges.


Gretchen Giles

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Corporate law practice expands with two partners expert in regulatory compliance, M&A, corporate governance, IP protection and employment law.

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