Cannabis Law

The multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry offers an abundance of exciting opportunities, as well as potential challenges, to its field of applicants. O’Connell & Aronowitz’s extensive experience in the business and healthcare industries means our team possesses the necessary tools to ensure that any opportunity can be appropriately capitalized on, while also navigating the regulatory roadblocks which will inevitably appear along the way. O’Connell and Aronowitz has a long and successful history of representing businesses in highly regulated industries, and we look to continue to build on our success within the Cannabis market.

O’Connell & Aronowitz’s long and successful history has resulted in wide-ranging contacts and relationships within the Cannabis industry, including experts in cannabis extraction, production, marketing and brand management, laboratory testing and quality control, secured transportation and storage, chemists and proprietary formulas, business and tax planning, and lobbying groups.

In addition, O’Connell & Aronowitz maintains contacts with individuals who have been employed in some fashion of the Cannabis industry for 20+ years. These long-tenured connections have the resources and financial backing to provide investments and guidance to individuals in Good Manufacturing Practices (“GMP”), Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”), or Business to Business Systems (“B2B”). These connections have individuals that are located throughout the United States willing to create partnerships for the purpose of implementing turn-key operations to ensure compliance and ultimately, the success of your Cannabis business. 

Our firm is proud to offer services from “seed-to-sale,” meaning we provide services focusing on each facet of the cannabis industry, from the cultivation process through the sale of the cannabis itself. Whether your business focuses on cultivation, retail sales, delivery and distribution, or laboratory testing, O’Connell & Aronowitz maintains the tools and individuals to provide guidance to cannabis entities regardless of their size or corporate structure. We have assisted clients with entity formation, licensing, tax practices, and have situated ourselves to be able to advise clients on the laws and regulations promulgated by the Cannabis Control Board (“CCB”) and the Office of Cannabis Management (“OCM”).

We are proud to provide the following type of services to your cannabis business:

  • Assessing the federal and state regulatory framework for cannabis;
  • Entity formation;
  • Applications for licenses to operate and related administrative matters;
  • Commercial litigation;
  • Negotiating and documenting investments;
  • Joint ventures;
  • Corporate and financing transactions (Mergers and acquisitions);
  • Conducting due diligence on the targets of such transactions;
  • Federal, state, and local tax issues;
  • Day-to-day regulatory advice and general business counsel;
  • Labor and employment, including workplace training and litigating workplace claims; and
  • Expungement of criminal records

For more information, please see our Cannabis FAQ

Locations We Serve

Our Cannabis Law attorneys work throughout New York State to provide legal services to businesses. With offices in Albany, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY, our location allows our attorneys easy access to all areas of the state.

Whether you are working on a new business start up in Albany, NY, need help navigating regulatory roadblocks in New York City or require legal assistance with corporate transactions in Buffalo, NY , our lawyers will help you achieve success in this growing industry.

To learn more about our legal services in your area, visit our location page.


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O’Connell & Aronowitz has the absolute best team in the Capital Region and beyond.They make the process seamless. They are the best legal help, hands down.

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