Seattle, Wa. 98104,USA

 Comprehensive Legal Solutions for the Cannabis Industry

A "Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Attorney You Should Know" - mg Magazine

Full-Spectrum Legal Solutions

Heidi Urness Law offers creative and effective legal solutions for a wide range of business organizations, individual interest holders and members, entrepreneurs, financiers, investors, employees, and more.

Compliance & Risk Management

When running, managing, or working on behalf of any organization, constant vigilance is required to keep up with ever-changing laws, rules, requirements, and policy changes that impact you and your business.

Complete compliance means analyzing and ensuring your business structures, products, policies, and procedures, as well as it’s intellectual property (think: trademarks, marketing and advertisement, brand development strategies) are legally sound, and fall in line with all federal, state, and local regulations.

These rules and regulations and constantly changing, and legal uncertainty abounds. Heidi Urness Law has developed a reputation for providing insightful guidance – as well as challenging these regulations, where appropriate – in order to ensure clients think ahead, and see around corners, and reduce risk as well as prevent issues from cropping up well before they even arise.


Conflicts arise, and you deserve a powerful and formidable advocate working relentlessly to pursue or defend your rights.

Heidi Urness Law’s reputation for success is unrivaled In the cannabis business, real property, intellectual property, and employment spaces. Heidi’s unparalleled results in client representation have garnered national attention: she was recently named one of the “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigators You Should Know” by mgMagazine, the leading cannabis business magazine, and has been heralded as “Literally Defining Legal Cannabis” as a result of her successful litigation practice.

Legal proceedings can take all different forms; Heidi Urness Law offers not only intimate knowledge of the substantive and procedural laws applicable to your case, but also winning strategies – and results – in trials and appeals, as well as mediation and other methods of dispute resolution. Heidi Urness Law welcomes the opportunity to leverage these skills in support (and defense) of your interests.

Corporate Law & Contracts

From corporate structure and formation, to bylaws and operating agreements, to shareholder and financier agreements, your company’s internal documents establish not only the legal obligations which govern fundamental operations, but also set the tone of your business.

Heidi Urness Law offers demonstrated success in drafting and enforcing – as well as resolving disputes relevant to – a wide range of contracts, including intellectual property and licensing agreements, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, loan and financing agreements, real estate and asset purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, environmental and chemical testing agreements, and more.

Your business can rely on Heidi Urness Law to develop and advise thorough and compliant corporate policies, procedures, and documents to ensure your company is poised to achieve your short and long-term goals.

The Latest News and Insights

Information and insights from the nationally recognized team at Heidi Urness Law, PLLC.

OLCC Regulatory Changes 2022

Big Changes Coming for Oregon Cannabis Businesses in 2022

Big changes are coming to Oregon’s cannabis industry. Fresh off a vote today, December 28, 2021, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (“OLCC”) approved new rules which will affect cannabis[…]

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Marijuana License Application

The Comprehensive Marijuana License Application Primer

As of today, New Jersey opened the state’s marijuana license application period, allowing individuals and businesses to apply for licenses to be marijuana cultivators and manufacturers in that state. With[…]

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Federal Law & Your Liability for Third-Party Statements Posted Online

Until just weeks ago, it seemed as though brands were completely unconcerned (or, perhaps, simply unaware) that federal law imposes liability for third-party statements regarding their brands or products, including[…]

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Recommendations from Throughout the Industry 

“Heidi provided excellent advice and support from when I first reached out to her. She stepped in and reviewed everything we had in place and found an opportunity to help me exit the situation. It was a seamless transition and she provided great guidance and support during the entire process.”

“Thorough” is Heidi’s middle name! Heidi has been extremely involved with us every step of the way. While she has years of experience (that clearly shows in her work) she has never made us feel inadequate or unintelligent for asking questions. Heid has been instrumental in connecting us with other individuals in the CBD space and has provided resources on how to better educate ourselves and clients. Heidi is always looking out for us and we are so appreciative of all that she does and have enjoyed working with her!”

“I have known Heidi for more than a decade. Most recently, my team and I consulted Ms. Urness who readily provided us not only clear and valuable insight, but also promptly followed up with a thorough written substantive outline and checklists. As professional as she is knowledgeable. Ms. Urness has my strong recommendation.”

“Heidi is by far the most dedicated litigator I have ever worked with. She will always go the extra mile for her clients and make sure that every possible option is identified and explored. At the end of the case, her clients know she did not only all she could do for them, but all that could be done.”

“Heidi will never make you feel as if you’re ‘just a client.’ She will make sure everything is done in her power to ensure you receive the fairness the legal system rarely gives without an extra push. Heidi is in a league of her own when it comes to putting in the work to get the wanted results.”

“Heidi is one of the most creative and dedicated litigators I have ever encountered. She truly cares about her clients and will fight for the best outcome possible. She is quick to respond and will not let the opposing counsel slip anything by. Heidi is top notch as a counselor as well.”


The Industry’s Gold Standard

In addition to crafting and executing expert legal strategies on behalf of clients in all stages of the corporate lifecycle, as well as litigation, Heidi Urness Law is committed to fortifying and building credibility for the cannabis industry as a whole.

Heidi regularly writes cutting-edge articles for legal journals, industry publications, and frequently posts to the widely followed Heidi Urness Law News. She also speaks to business groups, academic institutions, and government bodies on a variety of cannabis legal issues, and is frequently quoted by global and local media outlets.

The team at Heidi Urness Law consistently collaborates with other lawyers, experts, and industry leaders to leverage their wide range of legal strengths and network to offer clients effective and timely support and advice, as well as to develop new products and systems to serve the cannabis industry. Most recently, Heidi Urness Law is working with The Green Voice (Powered by VoxFeed) to provide a digital space where cannabis brands and influencers can meet, collaborate, create, and share effective digital marketing campaigns and content to facilitate profit-driving conversations in targeted markets.

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