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 advise business owners in various stages of organization, and assist startups establish business entities and build frameworks to support growing companies.  I partner with leadership teams to develop policies and advise ongoing compliance strategies, and deliver business leadership, ethics, and process seminars, as well as government-mandated training workshops to individuals and to businesses of all sizes.
 
Linnane & Associates enables clients to reach sustainable resolutions.  We are committed to empowering our clients through the law by collaborating closely and working within the parameters of individual needs and resources to develop a tailored approach and deliver quality outcomes.    ​

​I have a doctorate in Human Ecology, and my practice merges knowledge gained through my research with legal principles of negotiation and progress.  I worked with the U.S. Small Business Administration to oversee business compliance with the Federal COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and have consulted with startups and in-house counsel to implement immediate and long-term risk mitigation policies.  I have collaborated with New York State to develop and recommend legislation concerning controversial issues at the intersection of science, ethics, and public policy, and have litigated on behalf of incarcerated minors and for persons in New York State State Civil and Supreme courts. 

 

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

Recognition

  • 2022 Super LawyerNew York Metro Rising Star