Strategic Affairs Specialist
New York, NY 10010
B.A., University of Delaware
Bridgette Nikisher serves as a strategic affairs specialist at Vicente LLP. In this role, she provides strategic guidance on competitive municipal and state licensing applications in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, among other states nationwide. She works with clients to develop and implement strategies to strengthen community outreach, build a coalition, effectively navigate government affairs, and provide analyses on local benefits. Bridgette works closely with Vicente LLP team members and clients to identify business goals, develop overarching strategies for execution, and manage high-value projects.
Bridgette is a graduate of the University of Delaware, holding a B.A. in Italian and a B.A. in Biology. Prior to joining Vicente LLP, Bridgette worked as a research assistant at New York Medical College working on a NASA-funded project utilizing cultured cells exposed to cosmic radiation, set to benefit the future Mars mission. The project mission was to analyze an FDA-approved drug library and identify those which would be protective from the type of cosmic radiation that astronauts are exposed to while in space. She also has extensive research experience in the fields of epidemiology, microbiology, and immunology. Her projects have included working for Columbia University analyzing data from breast cancer patients in the tri-state area and collaborating with New York Medical College to develop a noninvasive diagnostic test for IgA Nephropathy, a disease correlated with the development of kidney cancer.
Bridgette has a B.A. in Italian and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Delaware. She pivoted her career to the legal field upon realizing that her true passion was advocating for others. She is enthusiastic about learning and growing within the cannabis industry alongside Vicente LLP.
- Co-author, "Tax Credits Available for Investing in Connecticut Cannabis Companies," November 15, 2022
Co-author, "How to Run a Cannabis Dispensary in New York: Guidance for New York Adult-Use Retail Dispensaries," November 3, 2022
Co-author, "How to Prepare for New York Cannabis License Applications: Helpful Tips and Lessons Learned from the Conditional License Application Process," October 18, 2022
Co-author, "New York Cannabis Regulators Make the Environment a Top Priority for All Licenses," August 24, 2022
Co-author, "New York Conditional Adult-use Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations Will Fast-track Licensing and Prioritize Justice Involved Individuals," August 16, 2022
Co-author, "Highlights from New Jersey’s 2022 Proposed New Cannabis Rules," August 2, 2022
Co-author, "How to Qualify as Justice-Involved for a New York Cannabis Business CAURD License," August 2, 2022
Co-author, "How to Get Started on Your New York Cannabis Business License Application," July 5, 2022
Co-author, "Connecticut Cannabis License Application Tips," March 18, 2022
Co-author, "New York Conditional Adult-use Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations Will Fast-track Licensing and Prioritize Justice Involved Individuals," March 10, 2022
Author, "New York Cannabis Market Gains Momentum with Gov. Kathy Hochul in Office," September 23, 2021
Co-author, "Summary of New Jersey’s Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations," August 24, 2021
- Speaker, Vicente Sederberg LLP, "Session 2: Licensing & Compliance Tips for New York CAURD,” Online, August 25, 2022
- Speaker, GTI LEAP Social Equity Cannabis Licensing Series, "Qualifying as a Connecticut Cannabis Social Equity Applicant,” Online, March 08, 2022
In the Media
- Cannabis Law Report, "New York’s Draft Cannabis Regulations: 10 Key Aspects that Will Impact the Market," December 21, 2022