Sahar Ayinehsazian specializes in the areas of cannabis banking, cannabis regulation and intellectual property. Located in Vicente Sederberg’s Los Angeles office, Sahar also serves as the Chief Advisor on Banking Policy to the California Growers Association (CGA), where she works on strategy and legislation to enable state-licensed businesses to obtain accounts at depository institutions for their cannabis businesses. She is also a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Banking Access Committee.
Prior to joining Vicente Sederberg, Sahar served as the Director of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs at a multi-state money transmitter servicing the cannabis industry, where she developed a comprehensive understanding of credit card flow, banking and cannabis compliance. She has had several columns published and frequently appears in the media discussing cannabis banking issues in California and throughout the country.