Mio Asami, born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, grew up sharing time between the United States and Tokyo, Japan. Following an unconventional path, she possesses a background in transactional business law, intellectual property law, and videography. Mio is a licensed attorney in California with a focus on the Los Angeles, aiding businesses navigate licensure and development in an emerging industry.
In her legal practice, Mio’s focus is the representation of closely-held entities and emerging growth companies through the whole business life cycle, including entity selection, formation, equity and debt financing transactions, acquisitions and, if appropriate, the transfer or sale of the business. In addition, Mio advises on capital raising transactions working with companies looking for capital as well as venture capital and private equity funds. Mio serves as outside general counsel to clients in support of operations, capital raising, corporate governance, commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property and general business matters. Mio Asami has acted as a bridge for bringing together Los Angeles’ diverse, multicultural industry and helping her Client’s pursue business opportunities. She is the connection to the Los Angeles Cannabis Community.
Mio attained her Baccalaureate from Western Washington University as a psychology major and got her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law. Bilingual and bicultural, Mio loves to incorporate her diverse background in finding the best solutions for clients.
Mio has an active practice that serves risk management and business development functions for clients in high-risk niche verticals, including the sale of hemp-based and CBD-infused products. As a leading authority on CBD and Cannabis Law, Mio is regularly asked to speak on the subject at conference and seminars. Outside of work, Mio spends her time indulging and critiquing movies, going to concerts, and vlogging.