KATHLEEN M. LINNANE

I am the founder and Managing Partner of Linnane & Associates. 

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As a business owner and consultant, I have experienced the countless legal concerns business ownership involves.  I have worked with business owners in various stages of organization, assisting startups establish business entities and build frameworks to support growing companies.  I partner with business leadership teams to develop policies and advise ongoing compliance strategies, and I deliver business leadership and government-mandated training workshops to organizations of all sizes.   
 
I bring workable solutions that enable resolution and sustainability.  I am committed to empowering my clients through the law by collaborating closely and working within the parameters of individual needs and resources to develop a tailored approach and deliver intelligent, optimal outcomes.    ​

​I have a doctorate in Human Ecology, and my practice merges expertise gained through my research and education with legal principles of negotiation and progress.  I have collaborated with a New York State Task Force to develop and recommend legislation concerning controversial issues at the intersection of science, ethics, and public policy, including reproductive technologies and organ donation advocacy.  I have litigated on behalf of incarcerated minors and for persons in New York State State Civil and Supreme courts.  I have consulted with startups and in-house counsel to implement risk mitigation policies.  

 

I am an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School, where I work with students seeking legal leadership skills to develop social change initiatives through the lens of diversity and inclusion.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • New York City Bar Association, Drugs & the Law Committee

  • New York Women’s Bar Association​​

  • International Cannabis Bar Association

 

​Education

  • J.D. Brooklyn Law School

  • Ph.D. Cornell University

  • B.A. University of Connecticut