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Guidance On The Fast Developing Cannabis Law.

If you are considering doing business in the cannabis industry, it is in your best interest to secure well-informed legal counsel who can guide you on properly understanding the federal and state regulatory landscape. Whether you are an individual considering a business opportunity or are already a well-established business owner, our team will help you navigate the myriad of rules and regulations which lead to licensing and operating in this new industry. We also counsel landlords and service providers that are considering doing business with cannabis companies.

Our attorneys guide clients on all business-related matters, including but not limited to, negotiating and documenting investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, federal, state, and local tax matters, as well as day-to-day regulatory advice and general business counsel. Because we are a full-service law firm, our attorneys can also assist with issues involving product and professional liability, insurance, intellectual property matters, litigation, and labor and employment matters, including workplace training.

Below are some helpful links if you're interested in starting up a business in the cannabis industry:

Governor Hochul Announces The Office of Cannabis Management 

Seeding Opportunity Initiative

Conditional Cultivator FAQ

What To Know About NY's New Adult Use Cannabis Laws

Adult Use | Office of Cannabis Management (

Please let us know here if you would like to join our mailing list regarding this growing industry, as we are continually monitoring the changing regulations and informing our clients of updates in cannabis licensing and operating procedures.

For more information about cannabis law, contact Justin Alexander or Josh Beisker, co-chairs of the practice group.

For more information about cannabis law, contact Justin Alexander or Josh Beisker, co-chairs of the practice group.



  • Equity Financing

  • Venture Capital


  • Business and Individual Risks under Federal and State Cannabis-related Laws

  • Corporate and Financing Transactions

  • Equity Financing

  • Entity Formation and Regulatory Compliance

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Restructuring

  • Venture Capital


  • Compliance


  • Long-Term Care Regulations


  • Trademark Protection


  • Workplace Training


  • Product Liability

  • Professional Liability

  • Risk management


  • Government Advocacy

  • Lobbying

  • Zoning


  • Construction

  • Land Use

  • Landlord/Tenant Matters

  • Leasing


  • Compliance

  • Licensing (to grow, process or dispense) and administrative matters pertaining to licensure

  • State and Federal Regulatory Issues


  • Planning and Strategy

Disclaimer: Possessing, using, distributing, or selling marijuana or marijuana-based products is illegal under federal law, even where a state law decriminalizes or legalizes such activities. Compliance with state law does not assure compliance with federal law. Any information on our website or in other written materials is not intended to provide any assistance in violating federal law.


Justin P. Alexander

Justin P. Alexander

Rochester, NY

Joshua B. Beisker

Joshua B. Beisker

Rochester, NY

Paul F. Keneally

Paul F. Keneally

Rochester, NY

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