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JasonKlimek

Special Counsel

"I'm passionate about innovating legal excellence in the cannabis, tax, and corporate realms and shaping the future of compliant business practices."

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

  • Cannabis Association of New York, 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

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®: Corporate Law, 2024
  • amNY Metro and PoliticsNY, Cannabis Industry Power Players, 2023
  • 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 Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

NYS Department of Health Publishes Amended Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations for Hospitals

Alerts

FTC Noncompete Rule Survives—For Now

Alerts

New York Trial Court Finds Uber Is Not Vicariously Liable for Driver's Negligence

Alerts

ERISA Forfeiture Lawsuits: Navigating the Emerging Legal Landscape

Alerts

EU Leads the Way on Artificial Intelligence Regulation

Alerts

End of An Era: SCOTUS Overturns Chevron After 40 Years of Deference to Administrative Agencies

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