Katy M. Young is a founder and the Managing Partner of Ad Astra Law Group LLP. Her areas of practice applicable to the cannabis industry are business and real estate litigation, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, investor issues, business torts, landlord/tenant matters, purchase and sale agreement issues, intellectual property disputes, and general counsel work. She began litigating cases for cannabis industry businesses in 2015 and quickly became an accomplished practitioner and speaker on the topic. Katy is passionate about raising the bar higher for those providing professional services to the cannabis industry.
Ms. Young is the President of the Board of Directors of the InterNational Cannabis Bar Association- a group dedicated to education, community, and access for lawyers who serve the business needs of the cannabis industry. She is also active in the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Berkeley Rotary Club. She is a member of ProVisors’ San Francisco 9, the Bay Area Lawyers’ Affinity Group, and the Cannabis Affinity Group (as well as the Executive Committees of each of those groups). She served for three years on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star (2014-2021) and honored as part of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 40 Under 40 Hotlist (2018-2021).