Bianchi & Brandt, a full-service business and litigation law firm with an emphasis on the cannabis and hemp industries, recently added two new members to its team.
Chelsea Arancio, paralegal, and Paula Bianchi, office manager, have joined Bianchi & Brandt during a period of rapid growth.
“We are thrilled to add Chelsea and Paula’s dynamic backgrounds and experience to our practice,” Justin Brandt, partner of Bianchi & Brandt, stated in the release.
He further expressed that the new hires come as a result of the practice expanding quickly and that the practice will continue building an “elite team” to provide clients with outstanding service.
Ms. Arancio earned a degree in communications with an emphasis on effective oral, written, and relational communication from Northern Arizona University.
“Having the opportunity to expand my legal practice with a firm like Bianchi & Brandt really excites me,” Ms. Arancio stated in the release.
Ms. Arancio has garnered 16 years of collective experience working with boutique practices to top corporate law firms in the Phoenix area that will allow her to provide top-notch legal assistance at Bianchi & Brandt.
“I’ve spent my legal career in corporate law, so I look forward to diving into the cannabis law realm,” she stated.
A significant career highlight and defining moment for Ms. Arancio was serving as part of a trial team on two federal court cases, one of them being a Superior Court case.
As for Ms. Bianchi, she comes to the firm with 30 years of experience as a speech/language pathologist in the public school systems working primarily with special needs students.
“Finding a second career in cannabis law was not something I imagined I would do but I’m thrilled to embark on this new challenge,” Ms. Bianchi stated in the release.
She recently earned a certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and will be a valuable asset to the firm keeping the office orderly and ensuring clients receive prompt attention.
“My experience and former career prior to retirement was in speech and language pathology,” Ms. Bianchi stated. “I quickly realized that retirement wasn’t for me so I’m excited to bring my unique skill set into my role of office management and human resources.”