Vicente Sederberg LLP
Michelle Bodian is a senior associate attorney in Vicente Sederberg’s Boston office, where she is a leading member of the firm’s Hemp and Cannabinoids Department and co-chair of the Grants and Loans Practice Group. She primarily advises hemp and CBD clients on how to navigate through the complex and interconnected federal, state, and local regulatory frameworks.
Before joining Vicente Sederberg, Michelle served as the land use counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, where she gained valuable agricultural knowledge and insight and experience drafting, reviewing, and awarding government grants and contracts. While with the Department, Michelle drafted and proposed amendments, and commented on laws, regulations, and policies. Michelle has extensive administrative agency experience and offers clients firsthand knowledge on how administrative agencies truly operate. Michelle also worked as an associate at a civil litigation and transactional law firm in Milford, Connecticut. While there, she focused on environmental, land use, and real estate law and environmental and civil litigation.
With her skill in agricultural and environmental impact best practices, along with her knowledge of state, territory, and international hemp and CBD laws—plus, over a decade of legal experience in both the government and private sectors—Michelle is a valuable resource for her clients.
A member of the American Herbal Products Cannabis Committee, Michelle has spoken at many cannabis industry events and has authored several articles on 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 and was a certified legal intern with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Environmental Law Clinic.