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In a huge win for preservation of the New York State Forest Preserve for generations to come, the New York Court of Appeals this morning held that the State’s destruction of thousands of trees to build snowmobile trails throughout the Adirondack Park violates the Forever Wild clause of the New York Constitution. The Court made clear that the People of this State must be permitted to decide when large development projects will be allowed to move forward in the Adirondacks.As the Court of [...]

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On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.854-A/A.1248-A) legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York State. Under the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), New York joined the majority of states that have loosened restrictions on use of marijuana – whether by allowing medicinal use, decriminalization, or fully legalizing the drug. New York is the 16th state to “fully legalize” the drug, while others offer less generous measures.Change is in the air. [...]

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This week, members of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Women’s Forum participated in the Junior League of Albany’s Little Black Dress Initiative (“LBDI”).   LBDI is a week-long, social media-driven fundraising campaign to raise poverty awareness and its effects on women and children in the Capital Region.  LBDI is designed to harness the power of social media platforms to raise donations to support JLA’s work and mission of promoting voluntary [...]

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To learn about important dates for New York’s adult-use cannabis market, please click here:  WOH - NY Adult Use Cannabis Alert (Approx. Timeline) _ 4-20-2021.pdf

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Erin Callahan and Heather Diddel, Partners at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, are presenting a webinar on Reasonable Accommodations in a Post-Pandemic World on Thursday, April 22 with the Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA).  To register for this event, please click here.The program will cover New York State and Federal Law requirements for employers to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Refresh your [...]

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