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JasonKlimek

Special Counsel

Overview

Biography

Jason is the co-leader of the firm’s Cannabis Team. He primarily concentrates his practice on the nuanced processes of structuring, licensing, and maintaining compliant cannabis businesses at the federal, state, and local levels. He has extensive experience advising clients, including cannabis companies, startups, small to midsize technology companies, and medical professionals, on various complex federal and state tax compliance issues affecting cannabis-touching businesses as well as entity selection, funding, intellectual property, employment matters, and securities transactions.  

As the chair of the Tax Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Cannabis Law Section and a member of the section's Executive Committee, Jason is at the epicenter of cannabis law and policy developments in New York State. This places him in a unique position to help New York State set the highest possible legal and business standards for legalized cannabis products. Jason also serves as the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law Tax Section liaison. 
 

Bar Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association Cannabis Law Section, Tax Committee, Chair; Executive Committee, Member

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association, Policy Committee, Chair
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Woods Oviatt Gilman, Associate
  • Boylan Code LLP, Senior Associate
  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP, Associate

Selected Community Activities

  • HempLab, Inc., Former Director
  • Roc NORML, Inc., Former Director

Selected Honors

  • Touro Law Center, CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Federal Income Tax
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Monroe County Bar Association, "The New Cannabis Law: Business, Ethics, Crime" CLE
  • HempLab NY, NYS Cannabis Legislation Workshop, Panelist
  • New York State Bar Association, "Bridging the Gap" CLE

Selected Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

CPLR Article 52 Is Exclusive Vehicle to Challenge Use of Enforcement Procedures

Alerts

HHS OCR Issues Guidance on the Use of Remote Communication Technologies for Audio-Only Telehealth Services

Alerts

ADA Accessibility Lawsuits: Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Braille Gift Card Complaints

Alerts

Subchapter Five Debt Limit Update: What Was Down Is Heading Back Up!

Alerts

President Biden Uses Production Defense Act Authority to Suspend Tariffs on Solar Imports From China and Other Countries Amid Ongoing Commerce Probe

Alerts

Unwitnessed Fall From Ladder Amounts to Mere Speculation of Liability Under Labor Law

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