Legal ServicesWe specialize in medical marijuana law and adult-use “recreational” cannabis law, which, due to statements from state and federal officials, we expect will become available during 2019.

Whether you are currently a registered medical marijuana organization, an individual or business looking to enter the industry, an individual or health care provider needing advice on medical cannabis issues, or a group seeking to affect changes in cannabis laws, our firm can provide you the legal assistance you need.

Medical Marijuana/Cannabis

  • For medical cannabis licenses
  • Building brands and protecting intellectual property
  • Real estate, land use and zoning issues
  • Employment issues, including training and policies
  • Banking and taxation issues

Adult-Use Cannabis “Recreational Marijuana”

We provide legal representation and advice regarding the anticipated legalization of cannabis in New York, and issues that will need to be addressed in a prompt and timely fashion by applicants seeking to obtain licenses to cultivate and/or distribute cannabis.
We provide guidance concerning the legal requirements under New York’s expected laws and regulations for owning a cannabis business, including:
  • The application process and the financial, security, tracking and other regulations anticipated under New York’s expected cannabis laws.
  • Legal services in connection with the preparation and submission of applications that comply with New York State laws and requirements to obtain licenses to grow and/or dispense approved cannabis products.
  • Counseling with respect to site selections, operation procedures and employment criteria that comply with New York State law and regulations.
  • Representation concerning State and local zoning regulations and related issues.
  • Consultations regarding the law’s requirements for security personnel at the businesses and assistance in finding experienced candidates who satisfy New York requirements and who have been pre-screened by our office to ensure compatibility with cannabis business requirements.
  • Legal guidance regarding the regulations governing permitted relationships between growers and dispensers and for dual operations.
  • Periodic compliance monitoring/audits to ensure that the legal requirements under New York’s law are satisfied in all aspects of the business including quality control, adherence to rules for types of products and advertising permitted, security, banking practices, inventory control and other business regulations.

Criminal Defense for Individuals and Corporations

Representation in response to filed charges, criminal investigations and/or subpoenas
Consultation with prosecutors and government investigators on the following matters:
  • Whether criminal charges can be avoided
  • Negotiating the most favorable disposition
  • Avoiding suspension and/or debarment from government contracts
  • Conducting internal investigations when warranted
  • Preparing compliance programs to avoid future violation of laws

Regulatory Compliance

We offer a variety of services to assist clients who must comply with federal and/or state medical cannabis laws and regulations, including:
  • Applications to become a registered organization
  • Manufacturing
  • Security and transport rules
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Testing
  • Cannabis brands and THC/CBD ratios
  • Methods of administration and dosage issues
  • Dispensary requirements
  • Marketing and Advertising issues
  • Recordkeeping and retention
  • Compliance with U.S. Food and Drug laws and regulations


  • Advising local officials on state statutes and regulations
  • Assistance with local ordinance drafting
  • State legislative and regulatory drafting

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

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