Andrejs Bunkse

Of Counsel

An attorney and entrepreneur with decades of experience guiding companies in heavily regulated industries, Andrejs acts as chief legal officer, senior advisor and board member for a variety of enterprises, with an emphasis on the cannabis industry and high tech.  Since 2013, his primary focus has been on supporting transactions, licensing support, business development and providing overall guidance in the complex and evolving cannabis industry.

He is either general counsel, board member or advisory board advisor for enterprises in California, Ohio, Arizona, Massachusetts, Canada and Mexico.

He is also president and founder of Endurance Strategies Group LLC, a national, strategic business advisory firm that focuses on corporate regulatory and procurement strategies. The firm specifically advises emerging clients in the $5M to $100M range throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Formerly a general counsel and corporate secretary for two publicly traded multi-nationals, as well vice president of government affairs and leader of marketing and public communications teams, he is a proven results catalyst.

From 2009 – 2013 he was General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and VP Government Affairs for Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., at the time world leader in traffic camera enforcement systems (ASX:RDF).  He also sat on the Board of Redflex’s Canadian Subsidiary.

From 1997 – 2005 he was General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and VP Government Affairs for GameTech International Inc., at the time the leading provider of electronic bingo systems in North America.  While at GameTech, Andrejs guided the company through its successful listing on the NASDAQ as well as through a series of high profile acquisitions.

Andrejs earned a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in California, and a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is an active member of the California State Bar.  He has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and professional associations including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Manufacturer’s Council.

Education
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship/ Public Affairs, B.A.
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted States
  • California
Awards & Associations
  • Board Member, CannTrade
  • Advisory Board Member for various commercial marijuana enterprises
  • Founder and Attorney, Rain Legal (CA)
  • Advisor for businesses and investors in AZ, CA, OH, MA, Canada and Mexico
Fun Fact

Spearheaded 2016 “Arizona Department of Health Services Comprehensive Analysis of Current management and Operations of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program”