Amy M. Steinfeld, co-chair of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Cannabis & Industrial Hemp industry group, will discuss the industry’s impact at the Jan. 30 California Lutheran University Corporate Leaders Breakfast in Santa Barbara.
Steinfeld will present “Cannabis: A Growth Industry” at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd. Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. Her talk will follow from 8 to 9 a.m.
A managing partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Santa Barbara, Steinfeld will discuss the differences between the cannabis industries in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, financial and legal impacts on businesses in the two counties, the effects on home values and neighborhoods, and related water and land issues.
A mishmosh of laws, permits and compliance standards for California’s cannabis industry has prompted a call for specialized attorneys in the industry. Opposition from neighborhood groups and changing political views create more issues.
Steinfeld helps cannabis cultivators through the permitting and licensing process, ensuring compliance with California’s land-use, zoning, environmental and water laws. She has more than 10 years of experience in the permitting and development of controversial projects throughout the state.
Steinfeld also advises nut growers, water districts, utilities, cities and developers on water law.
Co-founder of the California H20 Women Conference, she has extensive experience in land development, including the preparation of environmental documents and the defense and settlement of multiparty California Environmental Quality Act lawsuits. She writes and speaks regularly on cannabis, water and land-use issues.
Steinfeld served as environmental director for the California Safety Compliance Corp. prior to becoming an attorney
Later this year, the Cal Lutheran breakfast series will include presentations by Limoneira President and CEO Harold Edwards on cultivating communities on March 6 in Ventura and Drew West of The Trade Desk on managing the digital advertising technology firm’s hypergrowth on May 5 in Thousand Oaks.
Posted Jan. 13, 2020.