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On April 3, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (the “Budget”).[1]  The Budget includes two significant amendments to the provisions of the Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”) governing taxation of solar, wind, or other renewable energy systems (“Energy Systems”), which primarily impact: (1) the substance of a developer’s pre-construction notice to taxing jurisdictions; (2) the taxing jurisdiction’s [...]

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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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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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ALBANY, N.Y. (December 16, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Donald T. Kinsella has joined us as Senior Counsel and Robert J. McLaughlin has joined us as Of Counsel. Each of these individuals have extraordinary credentials and will further enhance the professional services our clients have come to expect from our attorneys.   Donald Kinsella joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna with more than four decades [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP, the largest and most well-respected law firm in the Capital Region, is pleased to congratulate four of its partners who have been named Lawyers of the Year in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America. The designation is based on extremely high feedback among peers in the legal profession, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with the distinguished award.Best Lawyers was created to serve as a valuable [...]

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