Habib Bentaleb, Attorney

Habib Bentaleb

Habib’s practice centers on advising clients in the cannabis industry. He spent six years as an attorney for the City of Chicago, and was also an executive committee member for the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) initiative: a collaboration of federal, state, local authorities and community groups whose goal is to reduce gun and gang activity in Chicago. Habib’s previous legal work with government entities provides him with a unique insight as to the types of activities likely to trigger an investigation. He draws upon this knowledge to advise his clients and secure the future of their businesses.

Habib received his J.D. and a certificate in International and Comparative Law from DePaul University in Chicago, where he was also named a Sullivan Fellow with the Human Rights Institute to study the legal regimes of Middle Eastern and North African countries. 

Though born and raised in New York City, Habib has settled into the West Coast life style. He and his family enjoy exploring the Bay Area and takin advantage of the many outdoor adventures Marin County has to offer.

More About Habib


San Francisco County Bar Association

Marin County Bar Association

California NORML

National Cannabis Bar Association


CALI Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure

Volunteer Activities

Marin County Youth Court (Volunteer judge)

Marin Youth Tee Ball Commissioner

Speaking Engagements

Ensuring Downstream Compliance,” Cannabis Cultivation Conference, March 12, 2018.

Growing like weeds: what you need to know about expanding cannabis laws,” Marin County Bar Association, September 27, 2017.

Practice Areas


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • DePaul, Certificate in International and Comparative Law, 2005)
  • University of Miami, B.A., 2001, Political Science and Communications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • French