Katy Young

Katy Young

Board of Directors (current)

Bio

I have the honor of being President of the Board of Directors of the InterNational Cannabis Bar Association since 2017. I am also a founder and the Managing Partner of Ad Astra Law Group, LLP. I am a litigator, focused on business and real estate litigation, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, investor issues, business torts, landlord/tenant matters, purchase and sale disputes, and intellectual property disputes. I have been a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2014 for business litigation. I have been recognized as part of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 40 Under 40 Hotlist since 2018. I took my first cannabis business litigation case in 2015, the stars aligned from there. I’ve handled disputes across the supply chain from cultivation to retail, for industry pioneers and investors alike. Recently, I handled a dispute with a city involving irregularities in scoring permit applications and the effort resulted in a dispensary permit for my client. I am an accomplished speaker on the topic of civil litigation in the cannabis industry. In addition too INCBA, I have been active in the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Berkeley Rotary Club. I serve on the Executive Committees of several networking groups in the Bay Area. For three years I served on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. I am passionate about changing people’s minds about lawyers by being a leading example of the benefits lawyers bring to our society. INCBA aligns with my passion and I am thrilled to serve.