Andy Telsey has been active in the cannabis movement going back to 1973 when he co-founded the New York Student Association, a lobbyist group representing 140 colleges and universities in New York State to decriminalize marijuana. Since 1984, he has been President and sole shareholder of Andrew I. Telsey, P.C., Centennial, Colorado, a law firm emphasizing securities law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, cannabis transactions and general corporate matters for public and privately held development stage and emerging growth companies throughout both the US and internationally, including Russia, China, Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and several other countries.
In addition, in 2010-12 he was co-founder and manager of Herb’s Garden, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company that owned 2 licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and 18,000 sq. ft. grow in Denver, CO. During 2014 and 2015, he was Counsel to the firm of Vicente Sederberg, Denver, Colorado, a firm specializing in providing legal services to the cannabis industry.
Mr. Telsey has also engaged in various other entrepreneurial endeavors, including performing international due diligence studies for various international financing opportunities and other business situations. He was also named as one of Denver’s Top Lawyers by the Denver Post in 2015-2018.
Mr. Telsey received a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1979. Bachelor of Arts degree Magna Cum Laude, from Ithaca College in 1975. He was also named as one of Denver’s Top Lawyers by the Denver Post in 2015-2018.
Andy is an “AV” rated attorney (the highest rating) licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado since 1980.
Andy received a Bachelor of Arts degree Magna Cum Laude, from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY in 1975.
Member, International Cannabis Bar Association