Alexa Steinberg, Esq.

(310) 912-2960
Alexa
Alexa

Alexa is one of LA's premier cannabis business attorneys. With a focus on corporate structure, strategy and compliance, Alexa advises operators, brands, landlords and investors on a variety of business and legal issues. Her repertoire spans from corporate formation and governance, licensing, compliance and defense to business transactions, general business strategy, and investment. Alexa is a dedicated attorney who is intuitive, result-oriented, and quick on her feet. She operates with a passion for law that shows through her unparalleled diligence in her casework. Our clients agree, her strong communication skills and charisma allow her to fully understand and advise on the law, corporate governance and licensing strategy. 

Her work helping clients navigate the intersection between state, local and federal law, set up proper business structures and obtain licenses has given her invaluable knowledge on the dynamics of operations, the application of new law, and a comprehensive understanding of state and local priorities. Alexa works with our client to create innovative solutions to manage emerging and complex cannabis regulations. This experience has been particularly visible in Los Angeles where she has successfully applied and acquired licenses for Phase 1 and Phase 2 applicants. 

As a trusted advisor and industry advocate, Alexa is also actively involved in local legislative and regulatory efforts joining the Manzuri Law team in conversations with the City of Los Angeles to aid in the construction of the City's cannabis ordinance and application process. Alexa is intuitive, result-oriented, and quick on her feet to navigate the complexities of this quickly-developing and changing industry.

Education

Alexa received her bachelor's degree with honors in Political Science and Communications from the University of California, Davis. She then went on to pursue a legal degree at Southwestern Law School.

Politics/Governmental Affairs

Alexa serves her community as a Studio City Neighborhood Councilwoman. Elected in May 2019 for a two (2) year term, she is the youngest member of the Board and serves as the sole attorney. She is a dynamic addition to the board working as a liaison between the Los Angeles City Council, District 2 Councilmember Paul Krekorian, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and Studio City residents, business owners, and stakeholders. Alexa also sits on the Board of the Bylaws Committee and serves as the Reporting Secretary for the Studio City Neighborhood Council Board. 

News and Editorial

She has also pursued her love of journalism, producing content for Fox 11's Good Day LA and writing investigative reports for CBS 2 News.

As an industry leader, Alexa has been quoted in a number of publications and news outlets including Fox 11 News, US News and World Report, Culture Magazine and Free Speech Radio News. With a passion to promote knowledge of the industry, Alexa also regularly speaks and teaches on the topics of cannabis business and regulatory law. She has been a guest panelist at a number of conferences, events, businesses seminars and legal panels all over Los Angeles, speaking on the topics of cannabis businesses, best practices, compliance and permitting. She also has sat on legal cannabis panels held by various law schools and business schools speaking on the topic of cannabis law, regulation and industry climate. 

In December 2016, Alexa, along with managing partner Meital Manzuri were featured on the cover of Culture's B2B publication as a cannabis industry insiders discussing the implications of the newly passed Prop 64.

Family and Civil Law

Alexa spent six years litigating family law and civil matters. She also spent some time writing for A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge before joining the Manzuri Law team.

Criminal Law

Alexa joined Manzuri Law in 2015 and instantly rose to the top. As a litigator she excels in the courtroom. It is apparent that Alexa Steinberg is quickly becoming one of LA's premier medical marijuana attorneys.

Professional Associations

  • National Cannabis Bar Association (NCBA), Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Member

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