YK Law, a United States law firm in association with leading Chinese law firm Yingke International, is excited to announce that Andrew Koussevitzky, Esq. will be joining the firm as legal counsel. Koussevitzky is the founder of Koussevitzky Law, a law firm helping cannabis operators navigate California’s robust regulations, offering services such as business licensing, corporate guidance, ongoing compliance support and other services as needed.
Koussevitzky’s vast legal experience will significantly contribute to YK Law’s own growing cannabis practice. Since Koussevitzky founded his firm in December of 2018, it has since provided legal advice and counsel to hundreds of cannabis cultivators, product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, testing labs, brands, investors and operators in the hemp and CBD space. As a result of his previous attorney work at firms such as McAllister & Garfield and Margolin & Lawrence–in addition to his earlier law office in the greater Los Angeles area–Koussevitzky has distinguished himself in his ability to provide the legal judgment necessary to advise his clients on all aspects of the regulatory process and to secure any cannabis business’s successful future.
“As the cannabis industry continues to grow throughout the country, its regulations are in a constant state of change and evolution,” said Kresimir Perhada, Partner and Chair of YK Law’s Cannabis Practice. “This means that the ensuing legal complexities can be high and mistakes can be particularly costly. YK Law prides itself on providing the most beneficial and forward-facing legal advice and counsel possible for its clients, and Andrew’s experience in the industry and passion for his work perfectly aligns with our firm’s mission of fostering intimate relationships with our clients as well as optimizing their chances for success and mitigating any risks.”
Since earning his doctorate in 2010 from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, Koussevitzky has also remained actively involved in both the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and the California Cannabis Industry Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Cannabis Section. Throughout his career to date, Koussevitzky has become nationally recognized as a cannabis law expert and thought leader in the cannabis industry, speaking at numerous law conferences and industry events nationwide. While working alongside YK Law, Koussevitzky will also continue to employ his hands-on and collaborative approach through Koussevitzky law to help clients reach their goals and visions of success.