Cannabis Law – Jeffrey Welsh, Vicente Sederberg
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Tune in to Episode 103 featuring Jeffrey Welsh, legal counsel at Vicente Sederberg. We discuss Jeffrey’s path to becoming an attorney in the cannabis industry from being a professional saxophonist, working in the entertainment field, to co-founding Composite Agency. Jeff provides insight into how he finds inspiration in his daily work working through the different scenarios he handles as a cannabis attorney. We discuss the stigmas still associated with cannabis consumption as a business professional and how he’s overcome those misconceptions. Lucid explores more on how Jeffrey finds mentors and the best way you too can find someone to help you along your life’s journey.
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Jeffrey Welsh is a partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP, where he focuses his practice on advising companies, brands, entertainment and media properties, other law firms, and investors on how to navigate the California cannabis marketplace.
Prior to joining VS, Jeffrey worked in Corporate Business Affairs at the largest talent agency in the world, William Morris Endeavor, now WME | IMG, while simultaneously continuing to work in the legal cannabis industry part-time. In this unique position, Mr. Welsh’s goal was to develop an understanding of the nuanced entertainment industry, while concurrently connecting entertainer-advocates with projects and groups actively working in the cannabis space.
In 2015, Jeffrey co-founded Frontera Law Group with Luke Stanton. Through aggressive networking and an unrelenting desire to be the first mover in the cannabis-to-entertainment/
In April of 2017, Mr. Welsh co-founded a full-service creative agency, Composite. Composite helps guide and grow brands in the legal cannabis industry and specializes in creative & content production, marketing research & strategy, and product development. By navigating this unique path, Mr. Welsh is sensitive to specific legal issues involved in entertainment and cannabis coming together, such as intellectual property, endorsements, licensing, criminal and civil liability and other business and other legal considerations.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Hartford, a Master of Music from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. Recognized as a thought leader in the California and entertainment communities, Jeffrey frequently speaks at cannabis industry events throughout Southern California.