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Our team advises cannabis businesses in the State of New York including licensed entities such as dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers, delivery companies, and related entities such as packaging companies, property owners and investors. The firm also represents clients seeking unconditional New York licenses across all sectors from seed to sale.

We provide sophisticated strategic advice and representation in the cannabis space to clients in connection with a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Helping clients apply for and obtain licenses, as well providing compliance support where needed;
  • Negotiating transfers of ownership and control with both national or international investors or buyers;
  • Navigating the state licensing process and the local municipal entitlement process for the siting of marijuana facilities (including obtaining letters of support or non-opposition, zoning approvals, and other permits);
  • Structuring, forming and maintaining the organization and entities that best serve a marijuana business;
  • Negotiating the complex lease and purchase and sale agreements for commercial real estate in this specialized industry; and
  • Representing cannabis clients involved in business disputes in state and federal court and in arbitrations and mediations.

The firm is dedicated to social equity and providing representation to those financially challenged, as we represent and have provided assistance and guidance to a significant number of Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) applicants as well as other aspiring market entrants and operators.

We have also developed unparalleled relationships with a network of other professionals that service the legal cannabis industry, including banking institutions, accounting firms, architects, engineers, insurance carriers, real estate developers, and real estate brokers and appraisers. This combination of strong partnerships and in-depth legal expertise makes the firm uniquely equipped to serve our clients’ cannabis business-related needs.