The cannabis industry offers exciting opportunities as well as potential challenges for established businesses and startups in New York State. In this rapidly growing industry, HSE attorneys leverage years of relevant experience and a full spectrum of counsel to provide sophisticated and trusted legal services.
We have a long history of successfully representing businesses in highly regulated industries and are well qualified to counsel clients across many sectors impacted by the cannabis industry. For decades we have helped clients navigate federal and New York State regulatory agencies, including the State Liquor Authority and Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, under which the Office of Cannabis Management falls. We have assisted with entity formation, streamlining the licensing process, trade practices, tax implications, and more. For many clients we take care of all the necessary forms and obstacles, so they can focus on what they do best — running their business.
The members of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Cannabis Law team come from a combination of practice areas, including alcohol beverage, government affairs, health care, higher education, intellectual property, land use and zoning, labor and employment, real estate, and tax. Our full-service approach and knowledge provide reliable counsel to developers, entrepreneurs and start-up entities, investors, growers, processors, distributors, and retailers in this evolving industry.
Licensing and regulatory compliance
Entity formation and restructuring
Corporate and financing transactions
Labor and employment, including union campaigns
University research opportunities
Real estate, land use and zoning
Government advocacy and lobbying
Intellectual property protection
Health care and long-term care regulations
Tax planning and strategy
Litigation and investigations