Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4.0 MCLE Credits
4.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those
newly admitted.

Cannabis Committee Chair

Lynelle Kathleen Bosworth, Esq., Greenberg Traurig LLP, Albany, NY

Program Faculty

Richard Javon Washington, Esq., The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington, P.C., New York, NY
Jeffrey G. Pittell, Esq., Jeffrey G. Pittell Attorney at Law, Bayside, NY
Patrick John Hines, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY
Neil M. Willner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, New York, NY
Cristina Buccola, Esq., Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC, New York, NY

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4.0 MCLE Credits
4.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those
newly admitted.

Cannabis Committee Chair

Lynelle Kathleen Bosworth, Esq., Greenberg Traurig LLP, Albany, NY

Program Faculty

Richard Javon Washington, Esq., The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington, P.C., New York, NY
Jeffrey G. Pittell, Esq., Jeffrey G. Pittell Attorney at Law, Bayside, NY
Patrick John Hines, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY
Neil M. Willner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, New York, NY
Cristina Buccola, Esq., Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC, New York, NY

9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Panel 1. State of Cannabis Capital – Latest on Federal Proposals, Banking, and Capital Markets

This Panel will discuss pending federal proposals on cannabis, existing obstacles for sources of funding and how Attorneys can advise clients on Capital Market clients and cannabis investments.

Panelists:

Richard Javon Washington, Esq.
The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington, P.C.
New York, NY

Jeffrey G. Pittell, Esq.
Jeffrey G. Pittell Attorney at Law
Bayside, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Panel 2. Transitioning Unregulated Operators into the Regulated Marketplace – Achieving Equity and Sustainability

This panel will discuss the unique challenges faced by unregulated operators who want to compete in the developing regulated marketplace. The Panel will also discuss the requirements around equity from the MRTA and proposed regulations from the Office of Cannabis Management.

Panelist:

Patrick John Hines, Esq.
Hodgson Russ LLP
Buffalo, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel 3. “The Tri-State of Cannabis in the Northeast – Exploring Emerging Regulated Markets in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.”

This Panel will discuss the unique interplay between the largest cannabis markets in the northeast. The Panel will also discuss how Attorneys can advise multistate clients on the differences between New York and other state cannabis laws.

Panelist:

Neil M. Willner
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Break

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel 4. A. Economic Equity and Community Reinvestment B. Local Opt Out Zoning Update

This two part panel will discuss the unique funding requirements and ownership compositions required under the marihuana regulation and taxation act. First part of the panel will also discuss how the community reinvestment funding works and how to best advise potential clients of this source of funding.

The second part of the panel will discuss the unique opt-out provisions of the MRTA and how municipalities have responded.

Panelist:

Cristina Buccola, Esq.
Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC
New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing

 

Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee

$25

Required to attend any virtual CLE programs

+plus…

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/21)

$99: Section Member | $130: NYSBA Member | $255: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$140: Section Member | $185: NYSBA Member | $350: Non-NYSBA Member

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

Speakers coming soon!

Annual Meeting 2022 Awards

Awards coming soon!