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Alexander R. Bibisi



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Alex is an associate with Walter Haverfield’s Business Services and Hospitality & Liquor Control groups located in Northeast Ohio. As a skilled business attorney and compliance professional, Alex assists hundreds of individuals and businesses enter, compliantly operate in, and exit heavily regulated industries affected by ever-changing marijuana laws and liquor laws. His clients range from solo entrepreneurs and small, startup businesses to large multi-state operator companies. Alex’s comprehensive experience in highly regulated industries gives him a solid understanding of the challenges and intricacies of law faced by all businesses, particularly those operating in complicated legal environments.



  • Drafted competitive business license application materials for over two hundred prospective cannabis businesses in nearly thirty U.S. states, Canada, and Europe.
  • Assisted cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes in obtaining licenses to operate.
  • Served entrepreneurs and small businesses in hospitality, alcohol/liquor, cannabis/hemp, and other regulated industries.
  • Conducted compliance audits and assisted interactions with government regulatory and enforcement agencies, including: Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Division of Liquor Control, Colorado Department of Revenue, Colorado Department of Public Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Assisted multiple business/corporate clients from start-up to operations, providing all necessary legal services across numerous diverse practice areas, including licensing/permitting, venture capital, contracts, and employment.
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts for six-figure marketing partnership, construction services, products manufacturing, and consulting deals.
  • Protected clients’ intellectual property through copyright and trademark registration filings.


  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association