Committee on Cannabis Law

The Committee on Cannabis Law is charged with serving as the New York State Bar Association’s focal point for the evolving legal status of Cannabis1 at both the state and federal level. Cannabis law is perhaps one of the fastest growing yet complex areas of the law that poses a broad spectrum of challenges. This Committee seeks to help NYSBA lawyers give their clients better advice through sharing educational resources, and otherwise helping New York set the highest possible legal and business (including advice to medical professionals) standards for legalized Cannabis products.

Committee Co-Chairs
Aleece E. Burgio, Esq., McGuire Development Company, Buffalo
Brian J. Malkin, Esq., Arent Fox, Washington D.C.

Committee Roster

Some of the members of the Committee on Cannabis Law are also members of NYSBA Sections. Please see the list of Section Representatives from the committee.

Business Law Section - Glenn J. Witecki, Esq
Corporate Counsel Section - Lee Williams, Esq.
Criminal Justice Section - John Joseph Motes, Esq.
Elder Law and Special Needs Section - Jeffrey A. Asher, Esq. and Elisa Strassler Rosenthal, Esq.
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section - Diane Krausz, Esq.
Environmental and Energy Law Section - Telisport W. Putsavage, Esq. 
Executive Committee - Jonathan B. Behrins, Esq.
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section - Brian J. Malkin, Esq. and Thomas J. Schultz, Esq.
Health Law Section - Sandra Jensen, Esq., Noah B. Potter, Esq. and Jay B. Silverman, Esq.
Intellectual Property Law Section - Robert Laurence Greenberg, Esq. 
International Law Section - Jose Alberto Campos, Esq. 
Labor and Employment Law Section - Alyson Matthews, Esq., Geoffrey A. Mort, Esq. and Samuel Sverdlov, Esq. 
Real Property Law Section - Aleece E. Burgio, Esq. 
Trusts and Estates Law Section - Regina Kiperman, Esq. 
Young Lawyers Section - Michael James Sullivan, Esq. 

NYSBA Articles of Interest

State Bar News Article - Cannabis Committee Created
State Bar News Article - Making Sense of NY Cannabis Law
NYSBA Press Release - NYSBA Creates New Committees to Examine Cannabis and Transportation Law

Upcoming CLE Programs

Recent Developments in Cannabis Law
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Live Program & Webcast
New York State Bar Association | Albany

Save the Date
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Buffalo | Details TBA