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Alicia Altenau

Corporate Attorney

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Alicia is a business transactions attorney with experience in highly regulated industries. She works with a wide range of marijuana and hemp clients providing strategic counsel and unique insights. Alicia began her legal career assisting micro businesses with startup and corporate compliance through a legal clinic, and then transitioned to the craft beer industry. She formed business entities, assisted business owners with acquiring other breweries, and provided advice on compliance, all within the parameters of the state and federal alcohol licensing laws. As a solo practitioner, Alicia also provided advice to her clients on employment law compliance.

Alicia grew up in a small town in western Washington state, and received a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she majored in Political Science with a special interest in international development. After spending four years in Japan she received her J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law in 2013.

Alicia enjoys spending her weekends exploring the Portland area’s urban hiking trails and has spent time learning hand embroidery.


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OHA Advisory Board Releases Psilocybin Rapid Evidence Review and Recommendations

As part of the rule-making and review process under Measure 109 (passed last year and allowing certain types of psilocybin…

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BREAKING NEWS: In Big Win for Southern Oregon Farmers, GLLG Secures Temporary Restraining Order for Jackson County Hemp Grower

Green Light Law Group notched a win against the Reefer Madness sweeping southern Oregon today by convincing the court to…

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May an Employer Issue a Covid Vaccine Mandate for its Employees?

As the Covid vaccine is rolled out, many employers are asking a big question: can we mandate a Covid vaccine…

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The Tension Between Religious Freedom and Drug Prohibition

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) prohibits the use, sale, manufacture, importation, or research of certain drugs without permission from the…