Habib M. Bentaleb 

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Habib’s practice centers on advising clients in the cannabis industry. He spent six years as an attorney for the City of Chicago, and was also an executive committee member for the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) initiative: a collaboration of federal, state, local authorities and community groups whose goal is to reduce gun and gang activity in Chicago. Habib’s previous legal work with government entities provides him with a unique insight as to the types of activities likely to trigger an investigation. He draws upon this knowledge to advise his clients and secure the future of their businesses.

Habib regularly speaks at industry conferences and bar associations on the latest legal issues in the cannabis industry. He is an active member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, the California Cannabis Industry Association, the California Growers Association, and the Sonoma County Growers Association.

Habib received his J.D. and a certificate in International and Comparative Law from DePaul University in Chicago, where he was also named a Sullivan Fellow with the Human Rights Institute to study the legal regimes of Middle Eastern and North African countries. 

In his free time, you can find Habib coaching his son's little league team, playing basketball in a recreational league (B league no longer in A, as his wife likes to regularly point out), and exploring beautiful Northern California with his family. 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

San Francisco County Bar Association
Marin County Bar Association
California NORML
National Cannabis Bar Association

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Marin County Youth Court (Volunteer Judge) 
Marin County Little League Board Member

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Ensuring Downstream Compliance" 
Cannabis Cultivation Conference | March 2018

"Growing Like Weeds, What you need to know about expanding cannabis laws" 
Marin County Bar Association | September 2017