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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 a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law, 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 Committee on Cannabis Law, Member
Experience

Prior Experience

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

Selected Community Activities

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

NYS Medicaid Easements Continued Through December 31, 2021

Alerts

President Biden Announces Sweeping Vaccine Mandates

Alerts

PSC Advances Transmission and Distribution Planning to Meet New York State's Clean Energy Goals

Alerts

NYS Governor Hochul's COVID-19 Designation Triggers Need for HERO Act Exposure Prevention Plan Implementation

Alerts

Gifting Cannabis in New York State

Alerts

Connecticut's Cannabis Law: What Is a Social Equity Applicant and How Do You Qualify?

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