November 09, 2016- Hanan Kolko Quoted in Business Insurance, “Employers Should Formalize Marijuana Policies Now” On November 9th, Hanan Kolko was quoted in Business Insurance. For the full article, click here.
July 11, 2016- Hanan Kolko Presents a Webinar for the Clear Law Institute Hanan Kolko will present a webinar for the Clear Law Institute. The title of this webinar is, “ Ethically Representing the Cannabis Client.” Tthis program discuss the ethical issues raised by representing cannabis industry clients, as well as ethics opinions issued by bar authorities in states including New York State, Maine, Connecticut, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington State.Click here for more information.
April 27, 2016- Hanan Kolko and Paul Millus Present at an Inn of Court CLE On April 27th, Hanan Kolko and Paul Millus will present at an Inn of Court CLE. The topic of this program is, “Marijuana and the Law: A Pot Pourri.” This CLE will be held at the Nassau County Bar Association.For more information, click here.
April 20, 2016- Hanan Kolko Presenting at the LawLine Program, “Cannabis: The New York State Compassionate Care Act” Join Hanan Kolko for a discussion of these issues. Mr. Kolko, a New York City-based shareholder at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein and a co-chair of that firm’s Cannabis Practice Group, is also a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association. Click here for more information.
February 29, 2016- Hanan B. Kolko on Panel at the Nassau County Bar Association Hanan Kolko will be on panel at the Nassau County Bar Association’s, “The Times They Are A-Changing CLE program. The program will discuss New York State’s medical and recreational marijuana laws. It is essential that attorneys advising medical marijuana businesses, patients and healthcare providers have a firm understanding of state and federal laws, as well as business licensing procedures, taxation difficulties, financing pitfalls and more. Joining Mr. Peek and Mr. Kolko on the panel is, Ammeer Benno, Esq. and Marc J. Ross, Esq. This program will give 2 credits in professional practice and 1 credit in ethics. For more information, click here.
February 4, 2016 – Hanan Kolko on Panel at the Labor & Employment Relations Association New York City Chapter Event On February 4th, Hanan Kolko will be on the panel at the Labor & Employment Relations Association New York City Chapter Event. The topic of the event is, “Medical Marijuana and Off-Duty Conduct.” The panel will discuss New York’s Compassionate Care Act, the ethical considerations of representing clients in the cannabis industry, and workplace policies and practices concerning lawful (or unlawful) off-duty employee conduct. Two CLE (one ethical and profession practice) are offered for this event. For more information, please click here.
December 10, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Mentioned in Gay City News, “Despite Constraints, Optimism About New Medical Marijuanan Program” The state commissioner of health is mandated under the law to finalize the medical marijuana guidelines by January 7 when it takes effect. Savino and fellow panelists Julie Netherland of New Yorkers for Compassionate Care and attorney Hanan B. Kolko of Meyer, Suozzi, English, and Klein, who represents one of the five companies permitted to sell medical marijuana, agreed that the guidelines are unlikely to force patients to change doctors should a “treating” physician shy away from prescribing marijuana. To read the full article, please click here.
December 8, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Presenting at the Lawline Program,”In Re Arenas and Access to Bankruptcy for the Cannabis Client” On December 8th, Hanan Kolko is presenting at the Lawline Program, “In Re Arenas and Access to Bankruptcy for the Cannabis Client.” The learning objectives of this webinar, taking place at 11:30 am, include: Understanding the benefits that the bankruptcy code offers to distressed businesses, knowing the existing case law on whether cannabis businesses can obtain relief in federal bankruptcy courts, grasping why federal bankruptcy courts have been reluctant to allow cannabis businesses to obtain relief, becoming familiar with other instances where cannabis businesses have been denied access to courts, and knowing about pending legislation which may make it easier for cannabis businesses to obtain relief in bankrupcty courts.For more information and to register, please click here.
December 8, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Presenting at the Lawline Program,”Ethically Representing the Cannabis Client” On December 8th, Hanan Kolko is presenting at the Lawline Program, “Ethically Representing the Cannabis Client.” The learning objectives of this webinar, taking place at 10:30 am, include:Understand the basics regarding the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and its applicability to cannabis, appreciating the relationship between the CSA and state cannabis laws, understanding the underlying ethical issues presented in the representation of cannabis industry clients, learning how different state bar authorities have approached the ethical considerations of attorney representation of clients in the cannabis industry, appreciating how to avoid ethical pitfalls in representing clients in the cannabis industry, and learning how to conduct “up front” communications with potential clients in the cannabis industry. For more information and to register, please click here.
November 5, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Featured in Long Island Business News’ “Cannabis Care Q&A” On November 5th, Hanan Kolko was featured in a Long Island Business News Question and Answer article titled, “Cannabis Care.” Please click here for the article.
October 11, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Presents at Lawline’s October 2015: Bridge the Gap Day 2 Program On October 11th, Hanan Kolko will present at Lawline’s October 2015: Bridge the Gap Day 2 Program. Mr. Kolko’s topic for this program is, “Cannabis: Understanding the Cole Memorandum and the Interplay of Federal and State Law.” The program is for newly admitted and seasoned attorneys and counts towards NY Bridge the Gap Credit. Please click here for more information.
September 30, 2015 – Hanan Kolko on Panel at the Long Island Association’s Special Executive Breakfast Meeting Hanan Kolko are panelists at the Long Island Association’s Special Executive Breakfast Meeting. The meeting, which takes place September 30th, discusses Medical Marijuana and how it will affect Long Island Business. Other panelist for this program includes Richard N. Gottfried, Assemblyman of the New York State Assembly and Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director of Mercury Public Affairs. During this complimentary program, the esteemed panelists will discuss how this new legislation will affect Long Island businesses, now and in the future. Topics to be addressed include how the Compassionate Care Act will impact real estate development, employers and their employee policies, workplace safety and security, regulation of financial institutions, and navigating the conundrum of inconsistent federal and state laws. Click here for more information.
August 18, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Speaks at District Dialogues’ The Future of Cannabis in the US Event Hanan Kolko will speak at the District Dialogues’ The Future of Cannabis in the US event, which takes place on August 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm in New York City. District Dialogues is a series of panels featuring some of the most innovative thought leaders. Their experience with disrupting traditional industries will be complemented by insight from investors in venture capital firms and the media. Speakers on this particular panel include Scott Greiper, Founder of Viridian Capital Advisors, Scott Giannotti, Founder of the Cannabis and Hemp Association, Mark E. Doherty, Founder of MEDCANN, and sevreal others. Click here for more information.
June 18, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Speak at the 2015 Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Hanan Kolko will be speaking at the 2015 Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, which takes place June 18, 2015 at 10:00 am until June 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Entrepreneurs, business professionals and lawmakers will join cannabis industry veterans at the largest East Coast cannabis business convention. More than 150 exhibitors and 50 speakers will provide the information aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs need to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. Click here for more information.
April 27, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Quoted in Newsday, “LI Company Weighs Applying to be a Medical Marijuana Dispenser” Newsday quoted Hanan Kolko in an article titled “LI Company Weighs Applying to be a Medical Marijuana Dispenser.” The article, published April 27th, discusses a Long Island Company that is leaning toward entering the competition to become one of five initial medical marijuana dispensers in New York. The article stated: “Hanan Kolko, an attorney in the cannabis practice group at Garden City-based Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, said the furor over marijuana legalization will die down as the business emerges from the shadows. “At some point, [a marijuana dispenser is] going to sponsor a float in the July Fourth parade,” he said.” The full article can be read at Newsday (may require subscription).
April 23, 2015 – Hanan Kolko Speaks at Cardozo Law’s 2015 Cannabis Business, Law and Ethics Program On April 23rd, Hanan Kolko will be on the panel at Cardozo Law’s Cannabis Business, Law and Ethics: Counseling the Entrepreneur program on April 23rd. Panel topics will include: Implementation of State-by-State Regulations, Corporate Structuring and Issues of Taxation, The Effects on Employment and Insurance Coverage, Navigating the Complex Ethical Issues, Trademark/Patent and Advertising & Media, Government Relations and SEC Issues with Going-Public or Investing and Issues of Commercial Contracts and Real Estate & Property Law. The program will take place from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Cardozo School of Law. New York State CLE Credits: Up to 6.0 transitional/non-transitional in “Areas of Professional Practice” and 1.0 transitional/non-transitional in “Ethics and Professionalism.” For more information, click here.
March 3, 2015 – Paul Millus Speaks at the Business Insurance 2015 Risk Management Summit, “The impact of legal drug use on employment practices” Paul Millus will be speaking at the 2015 Business Insurance Risk Management Summit on the impact of legal drug use on employment practices. Taking place March 4 & 5, 2015, this two day conference will serve the information and networking needs of senior risk managers from the largest US and Global companies. The annual Risk Management Summit, now in it its sixth year, provides attendees with focused insights into key risk management concerns via expert panels and strategic, thought-provoking discussions with peers and industry leaders. Click here for more information.
October 12, 2014 – Hanan Kolko and Richard Winsten Speak at the 2014 East Coast Cannabis Business Expo, Educational Conference & Regulatory Summit Hanan Kolko and Richard Winsten are speaking at the 2014 East Coast Cannabis Business Expo, Educational Conference & Regulatory Summit from October 12 – October 13. Entrepreneurs, business professionals and lawmakers will join cannabis industry veterans at the largest East Coast cannabis business convention. More than 80 exhibitors and 40 speakers will provide the information aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs need to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. The International Cannabis Association’s first ever “Cannabis Industry Regulatory Summit” will assemble lawmakers, commissioners and other government officials who will shape the future of the cannabis industry. They’ll share ideas and discuss the business opportunities that will soon be available. The format of the summit will allow attendees to interact with these officials and discuss the challenges states face in creating regulations and implementing new laws. The Regulatory Summit will be a rare opportunity to network with the key government officials and learn first-hand about their plans for the industry. For more information, click here.
September 23, 2014 – Hanan Kolko Speaks on Panel at Crain’s The Business of Pot: The Stakes Are High
On September 23rd, Hanan Kolko will be on panel at Crain’s The Business of Pot: The Stakes Are High at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice . Medical marijuana is now legal in New York state, and is presenting a unique series of business opportunities. However, this financial potential comes with great risk and regulations. But for those willing to invest, it could pay off in a big way. A panel of executives and experts will share: The basics of the law and what that means for businesses; What business opportunities are available; Potential challenges, including policy issues, that could be barriers to businesses; Lessons learned from other states to help New York marijuana entrepreneurs avoid pitfalls; The greater potential economic benefits for New York State; The road to expansion of the bill and how New York could leverage it for possible legalization. For more information, click here.