Matthew Cleary


Mr. Cleary is a business, transaction, and litigation lawyer with a particular emphasis on the regulated cannabis industry.

He also has experience in intellectual property, corporate formation, and cryptocurrency law. Notably, Mr. Cleary co-authored a chapter in the book “The Law of Bitcoin,” published by iUniverse Publishing. Mr. Cleary represents cannabis industry business clients on compliance, transactional, and intellectual property issues. Mr. Cleary represents both buyers and sellers in recreational marijuana license transactions including the merger of such businesses. Mr. Cleary has successfully represented a large number of clients through the licensing process with the State of Washington, and continues to advise their business practices after licensing. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Cleary worked for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board as an enforcement officer.

Mr. Cleary is admitted before all Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Mr. Cleary has a background in Music with a BA in Music Theory and Performance. In his free time, Mr. Cleary loves to hike, play soccer, as well as write and perform music with the band he leads in Seattle. You can reach Matthew directly at [email protected].

  • B.A SUNY Oneonta

  • J.D. University of Colorado Boulder, Corporate, Business, and Entrepreneurial Law

  • Washington


Practice Areas

Cannabis Business
Business Organizations
Real Estate
Regulatory and Shareholder/Member Dispute Issues

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