Adrienne Dean – Of Counsel

Laura Formariz, Esq.

Adrienne Dean – Of Counsel


Adrienne is Of Counsel at Axenfeld Law Group, LLC. Adrienne focuses her practice on providing corporate law services to diverse stakeholders in the cannabis space: entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors, consumer product companies, and farmers as well as indoor cultivators. Adrienne also provides regulatory compliance guidance to cannabis industry businesses. She is one of a handful of attorneys to advise on regulatory compliance issues for an outdoor grow operation located in New England.

A committed advocate of social equity in the emerging cannabis industry, Adrienne devotes a part of her practice to policy work that supports the participation of local farmers in the recreational cannabis industry as well as other social justice issues. Adrienne has testified in front of the Cannabis Control Commission regarding changes to the Massachusetts adult use and medical marijuana regulations that would improve regulatory conditions for farmers.

Adrienne began her career at Credit Suisse Securities USA in New York City, working as a Compliance Specialist in the General Counsel’s Office. She also served as the Manager of the Non-Immigrant Visa Department at the employment-based immigration law firm Ramineni Law Associates. Prior to joining Axenfeld Law Group, Adrienne was a partner at a Boston-based boutique corporate and securities law firm.


B.A. in English, Wesleyan University
J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Bar Admissions



International Cannabis Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association (Massachusetts)
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association