Managing Member, Law Office of Rosemarie Moyeno Matos LLC
NJ & NY Admitted Business and Cannabis Attorney
A practicing lawyer for over 20 years, Rosemarie has extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of practice areas encompassing business, cannabis, insurance, environmental, regulatory compliance, and real estate law. She focuses a large portion of her practice on representing entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, and non-profits in various industries, offering comprehensive legal advice and services with respect to all aspects of business operations including formation, entity structuring, licensing/ permitting, insurance coverage, real estate transactions, regulatory compliance matters, environmental issues, negotiating commercial transactions, and drafting tailored governing documents, contracts, and operations manuals. In 2018, Rosemarie ventured into the expanding legalized cannabis, hemp, and CBD markets on the east coast and represents numerous cannabis license applicants and holders with respect to formation, licensing day-to-day business administration, and regulatory compliance matters.
In addition to being a LUPE Fund Trustee since 2021, Rosemarie is the current President of its sister organization, Latinas United for Political Empowerment (L.U.P.E.) Inc., a 501(c)(4) organization whose primary purpose is advocacy for civic and social issues affecting the Latino community. She is also a proud graduate of New Jersey’s Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (SHCCNJ) 2020 Latina Entrepreneurship Training Series (LETS). Since 2020 she has served as a legal coach for LETS and the SHCCNJ’s companion entrepreneurship program, the Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program (HETP). In 2021, Governor Phil Murphy appointed Rosemarie as a commissioner to the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission, established in January 2020 to build upon his Administration’s efforts to promote interconnectivity between Puerto Ricans living in New Jersey and on the island.
Inspired by one of LUPE Fund's signature programs, the Young Latina Leadership Scholarship, Rosemarie and her brother established a scholarship in honor of their mother, Nelys Moyeno, the first Director of the Hispanic and Minority Affairs Office and a former two-term Councilwoman-at-Large for the City of Hoboken. First presented in 2021, the Nelys Moyeno Scholarship is awarded annually through the Young Latina Leadership Scholarship program to a deserving Latina college student whose notable achievements not only include attaining academic excellence but exhibiting exemplary leadership skills through advocacy, volunteerism, or other forms of civic and social engagement. Please visit the Young Latina Leadership Scholarship page for more information about LUPE Fund’s scholarship program.
Seton Hall University School of Law
College of Saint Elizabeth (now Saint Elizabeth University)
BA in History, with honors, 1996
New Jersey, 2001
New York, 2002
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2001
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2004; and
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2004.
Commissioner, New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission, 2021 to Present
President and Trustee, Latinas United for Political Empowerment (L.U.P.E) Inc., 2021 to Present
Trustee, LUPE Fund, Inc., 2021 to Present
Legal Coach & Member, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, 2020 to Present
Member, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)
Member, NJSBA’s Special Committee on Cannabis Law
Member, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Inducted Member, Phi Alpha Theta, Nu Upsilon Chapter (National History Honor Society)