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Helping cannabis clients navigate the business and regulatory hurdles by leveraging our cannabis experience with our multidisciplinary business and corporate practice.     

On March 31, 2021, New York joined the growing list of states to expand from legalizing the medical cannabis industry and established a legal market for adult use cannabis.  The cannabis space is and will be highly regulated, from the inception of its conditional application to the function and taxation of licensee cannabis businesses.  Cannabis entrepreneurs need lawyers with experience to help them navigate through the various regulated processes and to establish and operate functioning cannabis businesses.

We understand the intricacies of cannabis law. 

Our cannabis practice team includes highly experienced cannabis lawyers who understand the intricacies of the New York cannabis laws, conditional regulations, and anticipated regulations. From legal and bill tracking to creating innovative thought processes, the Farrell Fritz cannabis team is on the forefront of the newly developed and ever-evolving cannabis industry. The team regularly represents and assists cultivators, processors, distributors, and retail cannabis clients with their needs.

A multidisciplinary practice. 

A cannabis business is a business, albeit in a complex and highly regulated space.  Tailored to its individual legal and regulatory needs, a cannabis business needs the same quality legal guidance as any other business.  Farrell Fritz is a multidisciplinary business and corporate law firm that meets our cannabis clients’ needs.  In addition to understanding the intricacies of cannabis law, our cannabis team includes lawyers that are highly experienced in the areas of business and corporate practice, regulatory compliance and lobbying, land use, taxation, labor and employment, commercial banking and finance, and commercial litigation.   If your cannabis business has a need, Farrell Fritz has a solution.

Licensing, business formation and operation.

A license is required to participate in New York’s rapidly forming cannabis market.  Our cannabis team is adept to the licensing regulatory framework and can help your business plan for and apply for a license within the time permissible to do so.  Equally important is that our experienced multidisciplinary team can assist with selecting and forming the appropriate entity, drafting its formation and operating documents and help ensure that the business complies operationally within the cannabis legal framework.

And much more.

Getting licensed is just getting started.  Whether our cannabis clients need assistance with regulatory compliance, land use and municipal relations, banking and finance or commercial litigation, Farrell Fritz has it covered.  As your business grows, our team of experienced lawyers and advisors can help it flourish and thrive.

Professionals

Jason A. Little

Counsel
Albany

Vanessa E. Bongiorno

Government Relations Director
Albany

John C. Armentano

Partner
Hauppauge

Laura K. Fallick

Associate
Uniondale

Jesse Hiney

Counsel
Hauppauge

Christopher E. Kent

Partner
Hauppauge

Rodion Lerman

Associate
New York City

Lyle C. Mahler

Partner
Uniondale

Kevin P. Mulry

Partner
New York City

Mark R. Ustin

Partner
Albany

Irene A. Zoupaniotis

Partner
Uniondale

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