New York Cannabis Law Firm


​​​Lauren A. Rudick, Esq.

600 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022


Lauren Rudick, a Member of Hiller, PC, has a wealth of knowledge in multiple facets of law and is responsible for a wide variety of complex commercial matters.  For ten years, Lauren practiced litigation exclusively, where she successfully represented clients in a variety of business, licensing, intellectual property, and Internet/media disputes, while contributing to the Firm’s land use and zoning practice.  With a trained and sensitive eye for keeping clients out of litigation, Lauren has refocused her career on commercial and secured transactions. In 2015, Lauren was named a Rising Star among Top New York Metro Attorneys, as featured by Superlawyers®.

Among other things, Lauren serves as outside general counsel for investors and tech-driven startups, prepares and negotiates commercial, employment, and pre-litigation settlement agreements, vigorously protects clients’ intellectual property rights, and provides guidance to clients on grey areas of Internet Law, privacy, publicity, and advertising.  She further specializes in interpretation of corporate documents, business organization or reorganization, and all forms and stages of corporate finance.  And Lauren has a developed a niche in salvaging deals that have turned south, mitigating against legal exposure, and identifying and remedying abuse or misuse of corporate power and form. 

Lauren’s transactional portfolio includes:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Offerings (public and private)
  • Debt and Equity Financing
  • Subscription and Shareholders Rights Agreements
  • Loan Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Corporate Organizational Documents
  • Employment, Consulting, Advisor, and Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Employee Separation and Termination Agreements
  • Licensing and Assignment of Intellectual Property Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements (including creative and tech services)
  • Ghostwriting Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants not to Compete
  • Internet Search Engine Optimization Agreements
  • Privacy Policies and Disclaimers

Lauren is also the co-founder of Hiller, PC’s Cannabis Law practice area.  What started as a passion project in patient rights during a brief residency in California, Lauren has become one of the nation’s preeminent attorneys servicing medical Cannabis industry players in the Green Rush.  Lauren has combined her knowledge and familiarity with Cannabis trends and upturns in the industry with her diverse background in corporate law, litigation, and land-use and zoning, to provide clients with the most up-to-date information they need to operate and invest in successful medical Cannabis and ancillary businesses. Lauren is a Regular Contributor to Marijuana Venture Magazine and a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and she supports the New York City chapters of Women Grow, the Cannabis and Hemp Association, and High NY.  Lauren enjoys an extensive network of Cannabis professionals nationwide, enabling her to provide full legal and business services to her clients.

Brings Years of Commercial Litigation & Trial Expertise to the Hiller, PC Team
Prior to joining the Hiller, PC team, Lauren was an associate at Weiss & Hiller, PC, and an attorney in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal, and Manges, LLP, where she worked primarily in the Business and Securities Litigation Department. She gained considerable experience working on a successful trial team and managing complex discovery issues involving e-discovery.

Lauren Also Lends Her Talents to Volunteer Organizations
Lauren has participated in a variety of pro bono efforts including Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, VOTE People, and Habitat for Humanity. A former musician, Lauren assists artists with a variety of production and publishing needs, including bookings at some of New York City’s most famous music venues.

Bar Admissions:
New York, 2005
Southern District of New York, 2013

New York Law School,
Juris Doctor (2004) Cum Laude

Co-Author, Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition, New York Law School, 2004

National Semifinalist and Best Oral Advocate, National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2003

National Champion, Best Oral Advocate, John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2002

Bucknell University
Bachelor of Arts, Music and Management (2001)