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by Tim Morrison, PartnerNY MJ ACT _ WOH News Alert.pdfOn March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (the “Act”) legalizing the use of cannabis in the State by adults 21-years of age and older.   The goals of the Act include generating significant new State revenue, ending the racially disparate impact of existing cannabis laws, and creating new industries and employment opportunities for New Yorkers.  The [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna partner Jon Crain has been named to the Albany Business Review's 40 Under Forty for 2021.  Jon joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in September 2013 and is a trial lawyer and commercial litigator in the Firm’s Litigation and Appeals Practice Group.  Jon has successfully litigated and arbitrated a broad range of matters, including corporate shareholder disputes, litigation regarding trade secrets and proprietary business information, commercial [...]

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Terresa Bakner and Rob Rosborough recently presented at the New York State Association of Towns Conference on the Municipal Review of Religious Projects.  The presentation focused on the municipal review of religious projects and the special requirements that apply to such projects under New York State and federal laws. Case law imposing and interpreting these requirements were covered in depth with a particular focus on recent cases involving challenges by religious institutions to land [...]

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Jon Crain and T.J. Ruane recently presented at the New York State Association of Towns Conference on the Nightmare on Main Street:  The Fight Against Community Blight.  The presentation provided a brief overview of the tools available to towns to combat community blight by enforcing against property owners, first lien mortgage holders, and mortgage loan servicers. The presentation included a discussion of New York Zombie Property Laws (Real Actions and Proceedings Law 1308, 1309, and [...]

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Scott Fein, Senior Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, is the 2021 recipient of the Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award presented by the 50+ Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.  The award recognizes dedicated senior members of the legal profession who have generously provided pro bono service in New York.  Mr. Fein will receive his award on January 28 during the N.Y.S. Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. “Scott Fein is a fierce champion of the [...]

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