Michelle Bodian

Senior Associate Attorney

New York / Boston



1115 Broadway
Suite 1218
New York, NY 10010

New York

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., Brandeis University


Michelle Bodian is a senior associate attorney in Vicente Sederberg’s Boston and New York offices, where she is a leading member of the firm’s Hemp and Cannabinoids Department and co-chair of the Environment, Health & Safety and Grants and Loans practice groups.

She advises hemp and CBD clients on how to navigate through the complex and interconnected federal, state, and local regulatory frameworks. In addition, she counsels tri-state (Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey) clients on all aspects of cannabis licensing and regulatory matters. Her clients include existing medical operators throughout the tri-state, as well as businesses and individuals seeking new adult-use, medical, and cannabinoid hemp licenses. 

Michelle also advises cannabis and hemp clients on environmental, health and safety federal and state laws through identification, prevention, mitigation, and resolution of relevant issues.

Before joining Vicente Sederberg, Michelle served as the land use counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and before that was an associate at an environmental and real estate law firm in Milford, Connecticut.

Michelle is a member of the American Herbal Products Association Cannabis Committee and has spoken at many cannabis industry events. She is often quoted in media publications related to the tri-state markets and has authored several articles on cannabis, hemp- and CBD-related topics.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with an Environmental Law, Science, and Policy Certificate and received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. During law school, Michelle served as a legal intern for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Division.


Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Member, Cannabis Committee, American Herbal Products Association


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