Cannabis Law

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Cannabis Law Practice

Legalized cannabis in New York is a rapidly growing, evolving, and highly regulated industry, requiring an in-depth understanding of the regulations and how they impact our clients’ businesses and communities.

Our team of skilled and experienced government relations professionals and attorneys are at the forefront of cannabis legalization, helping clients grapple with regulations that safeguard both public safety and business enterprise. Our experience representing clients in highly regulated industries allows us to assist clients in the cannabis space as they navigate the complexities of these regulations.

Our team provides cannabis retailers, growers, distributors, processors, and investors with practical and efficient government relations, regulatory, litigation, and real estate law advice.

DESIGNATIONS

CANNABIS INSIGHTS

 

CANNABIS NEWS

 

Scope of Legal Services

Government Relations​

  • Political planning and advisory
  • Active monitoring of policy changes at all level of government
  • Lobbying services
  • Community engagement and education

Regulatory & Licensing​

  • Licenses to grow, process or dispense adult-use cannabis and medical cannabis
  • Assessment of business and individual risks under federal and state cannabis-related laws
  • Administrative matters pertaining to licensure

Corporate Structuring​

  • Corporate Formatting and Governance
  • Intellectual Property guidance including IP protection and licensing
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Real Estate & Zoning​

  • Guidance throughout the process of commercial leasing or acquiring space
  • Assistance with land use and/or zoning applications

Want to Open an Adult-Use Cannabis Business? Have Questions about the NYS October 4th License Application?

Be sure to visit our Cannabis Frequently Asked Questions page

Disclaimer: Using, possessing, distributing and/or selling non-hemp cannabis and cannabis-related products is illegal under federal law, regardless of certain state laws that decriminalize such activity. Businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law does not assure compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. Legal advice provided by Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP is designed to counsel clients regarding existing and/or proposed cannabis laws. No legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law.

Attorneys and Professionals in this Practice Area

Chair

Steve Malito

Steve Malito

Partner, Chair - New York State Government Relations Group

P: 212-557-7200

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Attorneys

Howard S. Weiss

Howard S. Weiss

Senior Partner

P: 646-428-3271

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Arthur Goldstein

Arthur Goldstein

Partner, Chair - NYC Government Relations Practice

P: 646-428-3280

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Nick Antenucci

Nick Antenucci

Senior Counsel

P: 518-465-8230

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Nicholas T. Terzulli

Nicholas T. Terzulli

Senior Counsel

P: 646-428-3270

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Joseph N. Polito

Joseph N. Polito

Senior Counsel

P: 646-428-3219

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Government Relations Professionals

Melissa Chapman-Samad

Melissa Chapman-Samad

Associate Director, Government Relations

P: 646-428-3118

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Zack Fink

Zack Fink

Director of External Affairs

P: 646-428-3213

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Bianca Rajpersaud

Bianca Rajpersaud

Associate Director, Government Relations

P: 646-428-3255

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Nicole L. Weingartner

Nicole L. Weingartner

Director, State Government Affairs

P: 646-428-3241

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Keith L.T. Wright

Keith L.T. Wright

Director, Strategic Planning

P: 646-428-3279

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