Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Impending Legalization - Hot Topics in Cannabis Law

Program Number: 2981

Program Date: 05/08/2019


The legalization of cannabis by states across the nation for both medical and adult use has caused a surge in the production and distribution of legal marijuana and a significant increase in related service providers, including marketers, sellers of paraphernalia and investors. The laws vary greatly from state to state and the sale of cannabis is still illegal under federal law. The faculty for this seminar features several leading authorities on the subject. This comprehensive program on cannabis law will introduce you to the most relevant issues for businesses and attorneys looking to get involved in this emerging industry. The faculty will cover the issues involved in the regulation of cannabis and possible future regulation and an overview of recent case law around the nation affecting this industry. The faculty will also discuss conflicts between federal and state law and policy, including application of ethics rules such as Rule 1.2 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct which restricts a lawyer from counseling a client to engage or assisting a client in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal, and how to effectively represent a cannabis business that is considered illegal under federal law but legal under state law.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE Credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE Credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY


Robert Hertman, Esq.

Hertman Law

Robert Hertman’s legal skills and record of success have earned him recognition as a lawyer and litigator. He is an advocate keenly focused on delivering results for his clients – on understanding the problems they face and developing innovative strategies to resolve them.

Early in his career Robert gained insight into finance while employed on Wall Street, as a ales assistant with Bear Sterns.Subsequently, Robert went into public service for thirty years, where he gained significant insight into regulatory law in both New York City and New York State. During his career in public service, Robert was a frequent speaker at events, including the White House in 2016 where he spoke on public data to peers from across the country.During his public service career Robert earned a Master of Public Administration from Marist College and J.D. from Pace Law School.Later, Robert went on to establish his own law practice, first in White Plains, and then opening a second office in Manhattan. Since opening his firm, Robert utilizes skills and experience during his careers in finance and public service to help his clients navigate complex issues affecting Licensing & Regulatory defense, particularly in the emerging fields.Robert understands that each client’s case is unique. Each person who seeks his counsel has unique concerns and goals regarding their case. He is committed to listening to these concerns and answering any questions. Ultimately, he will create an individualized plan to achieve the best results for you.


James K. Landau, Esq.

McCarthy Fingar, LLP

James K. Landau is a member of our Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups. Jim's objective in litigation matters is to handle a matter in such a way that helps maintain a client's competitive advantage in its business. Jim has over 30 years of commercial litigation experience. Jim has spent the bulk of his experience at Proskauer Rose LLP and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP. Jim has represented companies of all sizes and individuals in federal, state and local courts and tribunals, including arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and mediations. Jim’s practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including commercial real estate litigation, commercial landlord-tenant litigation, commercial collection work, commercial arbitrations, insurance coverage litigation, bankruptcy litigation, employment disputes, partnership dissolution proceedings, and mortgage foreclosure actions. Jim also frequently counsels employers and employees in connection with the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements.

Jim has also received a peer review rating of AV®Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell®.

Jims has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation.


Andrew Schriever, Esq.

Cuddy & Feder LLP

Andrew is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he serves as Co-Chair, and in the Telecommunications Group. He handles all aspects of state and federal litigation, including complex commercial, telecommunications, corporate, real estate and land use matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution. His practice also includes registration and protection of clients’ trademarks.

He is a court-appointed mediator in the Westchester County Supreme Court Commercial Division’s mediation program, has served as a court appointed mediator, and is a former Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and he has presented Continuing Legal Education Seminars on several topics, including “Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowner’s Associations in New York” and “Real Estate Development From Beginning To End,” as well as “How To Settle Cases” and “Making the Most of Mediation” for the Westchester County Bar Association.