Andrea Steel is a Director at Coats Rose and she is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Cannabis Business Law group. Under her direction, the Cannabis Business Law group provides legal services to individuals and companies starting or expanding their legal cannabis businesses in Texas. Andrea’s cannabis business clients come from across the supply chain spectrum from cultivators to retailers, where she advises on regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, hemp/medical marijuana licensing, cannabis-related business issues, product labeling/marketing, policy-making participation, real estate issues and more. She also speaks at events across the state providing insight into the recently approved and proposed laws, rules and regulations and other cannabis business matters. She is also experienced with assisting clients navigate through the various state agency processes, including assistance with funding applications, appeals, and compliance issues. Her practice includes negotiating and closing real estate transactions, including construction, bridge and/or permanent financing, as well as state and local grant and other funding initiatives. Incorporating various economic development incentives, including tax exemptions, is another area in which her creativity and experience allows her to excel. Andrea has spent more than a decade serving as a legal advocate for her clients. Andrea may be contacted at [email protected], (713) 653-7334, https://www.coatsrose.com/attorneys/andrea-steel/.