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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Nathaniel Chumley has joined the Firm as an Associate.  Nathaniel Chumley graduated from Fordham Law School with his Juris Doctor and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Economics from New York University where he studied abroad in Egypt and Abu Dhabi.  Mr. Chumley authored a Note entitled, "Are Securities Laws Effective Against Climate Change? A [...]

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The Schenectady Bar Association recently held a dedication ceremony of a courtroom in honor of Judge Howard A. Levine.  From 1993 to 2002, Howard Levine served as Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. He was previously an Associate Justice on the Appellate Division, Third Department, from 1982 to 1993. His appointment to the appellate bench came only one year after his election as Supreme Court Justice for the Fourth Judicial District, where he served from 1981 to 1982. [...]

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Land Use and Municipal Considerations of the Cannabis Law.pdf

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On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“Cannabis Law”[1]) into law, legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York.  The Cannabis Law has significant land use implications that municipalities and potential business owners should be aware of.[2] The Cannabis Law establishes an Office of Cannabis Management,[3] which will oversee implementation of the new law, and a Cannabis Control Board,[4] which has the authority to grant [...]

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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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