Cannabis Symposium draws hundreds to NJPAC

Posted on January 26th, 2018

 

NBC 4's video of the crowd at the NJ Cannabis Symposium

NBC 4 New York was among the media outlets that covered the NJ Cannabis Symposium which drew a crowd of nearly 800 to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark on Jan. 25 .

Nearly 800 people interested in taking a role in the legal adult use cannabis industry attended the NJ Cannabis Symposium at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last night.

As Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC Partner Joshua S. Bauchner told the Asbury Park Press, “The time is now. If you’re starting today or tomorrow, you need to ramp up. There’s a tremendous amount of work to be done before we get to the actual filing of the licenses – getting your team together, getting your capital, finding your space, figuring out your banking.”

Media coverage of the event was extensive with reports appearing on New York’s NBC and ABC affiliates, on FIOS1 News, in NJBiz.com, and this morning on NPR and Good Morning America.

Bauchner, a featured speaker at the symposium, leads AGA’s dedicated Cannabis Law Practice Group which also co-hosted the Symposium alongside the BSC Group, Longview Strategic, Marcum LLP, and the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.

“We already are planning the next event to be held on March 29 right back at the NJPAC. It will focus on the financial and financing side of the cannabis industry, including banking, raising capital, corporate structure, private lending, and more.” Bauchner explained. Registration for the March 29 Symposium is open at www.njcannabissymposium.com.

ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC’s Cannabis Law Practice Group is prepared to assist in all aspects of this emerging field and is committed to helping our clients understand their rights and the opportunities in this complex and evolving area of law. For more information visit our Cannabis Law Practice Group, follow us on Twitter at @THCCounselors, or contact Joshua Bauchner at jb@ansellgrimm.com or (973) 247-9000.

Limited registration remains open for Cannabis Symposium

Posted on January 19th, 2018

Thanks to overwhelming response, the NJ Cannabis Symposium has moved to larger space in the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. 

Only 25 seats remain before the event is SOLD OUT.

As recently noted in the Star Ledger and on nj.com, the dynamic landscape for the legal cannabis industry in New Jersey is presenting significant opportunities for new businesses. New Governor Phil Murphy has voiced support for legalization and bills already have been proposed in the legislature to establish a framework for adult-use recreational cultivation, manufacturing, and sales.

As Ansell Grimm & Aaron partner, Joshua S. Bauchner, recently explained in an article in the Star Ledger:  “We see this event as a way to detail the required (and) recommended resources for applicants, and at the same time help ancillary companies to understand the process and needs of applicants, and how they can position themselves to serve the market effectively.” 

To register, please visit http://www.legalcannabisinnj.com/, or for additional information visit our Cannabis Law Practice Group, follow us on Twitter at @THCCounselors, or contact Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq. at jb@ansellgrimm.com or (973) 247-9000.Cannabis Symposium in Victoria Theater at NJPAC

 

Last Chance for Early Bird Discount on NJ Cannabis Symposium

Posted on January 16th, 2018

NJ Cannabis Symposium, NJPAC, Jan. 25, 2018Thanks to the overwhelming response the NJ Cannabis Symposium has moved to the Victoria Theater at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on 1 Center St., Newark, NJ. Originally scheduled for the Chase Room at NJPAC, interest has exceeded the capacity of that part of the facility and NJPAC has graciously allowed us to accommodate, additional guests by moving us into the Victoria Theater.

Early bird registration closes today. A $50 discount of the $349 early bird price of admission is available today by using the NJCSAGA coupon code. Ticket prices rise to $399 at midnight.

To register, please visit  http://www.legalcannabisinnj.com/, or for additional information visit our Cannabis Law Practice Group, follow us on Twitter at @THCCounselors, or contact Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq. at jb@ansellgrimm.com  or (973) 247-9000.

Offices closed Today, Thursday, Jan. 4

Posted on January 4th, 2018

Due to the inclement weather all Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC offices will be closed today. Weather permitting we will be open for normal business operations tomorrow, January 5, 2018.

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Potential of Legal Cannabis Market in NJ Gaining Attention

Posted on December 15th, 2017

When New Jersey’s Governor-Elect Phil Murphy is sworn into office on Jan. 16, one of the most anticipated changes to come to the Garden State will be the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Murphy has said legalization of marijuana is a priority for his first year in office and legalization bills (which have already been introduced in the legislature) are expected to be reintroduced early in the next legislative session.

Marijuana Business Daily recently spoke to Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC partner Joshua Bauchner for an early look at what to expect in the next year.  Mr. Bauchner was quoted about the “Green Rush” and how Ansell Grimm’s dedicated cannabis practice is serving clients.

For those considering becoming involved in the industry, a Symposium hosted by Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, BSC Group, Viridis Security Group, Longview Strategic, Marcum LLP, and the NJ CannaBusiness Association is slated for January 25, 2018 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

For additional information about the Symposium and opportunities in the growing legal cannabis industry, visit our Cannabis Law Practice Group, follow us on Twitter at @THCCounselors, or contact Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq. at jb@ansellgrimm.com or (973) 247-9000.

 

Symposium on legal cannabis business opportunities slated

Posted on November 29th, 2017

Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC, along with BSC Group, Viridis Security Group, and the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association are sponsoring the New Jersey Cannabis Symposium, an in-depth professional workshop to prepare New Jersey’s future adult-use cannabis industry participants. The symposium will be held January 25, 2018 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, in Newark.

This unique event has been designed by experienced cannabis industry professionals who have been through successful licensing processes in other states. It is for professionals who are strongly considering their future prospects in  New Jersey’s potentially legal cannabis industry (With Phil Murphy’s win, it’s ‘full steam ahead for legal marijuana).  Our goal is to equip attendees with tangible action steps, and answer crucial questions as they pertain to timelines, application requirements, finances, talent acquisition, and more.

To register, please visit  http://www.legalcannabisinnj.com/, or for additional information visit our Cannabis Law Practice Group, follow us on Twitter at @THCCounselors, or contact Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq. at jb@ansellgrimm.com  or (973) 247-9000.

AG&A Representing Self-Help Author In Wrongful Termination Suit

Posted on November 28th, 2017

On November 14, “The Uninvited: How I Crashed My Way Into Finding Myself,” was released to great acclaim as a story of redemption by AG&A client Craig Schmell.

Just prior to its release, Mr. Schmell’s employer, Morgan Stanley, terminated him upon learning that he is a recovering alcoholic; a critical part of the book’s storyline. Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC partner, Joshua S. Bauchner, and the firm immediately filed suit alleging unlawful termination arising from the discrimination against Mr. Schmell, a member of a protected class under state law.

The action is captioned: Craig Schmell v. Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., Docket No. MON-L-4077017, pending in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Law Division, Monmouth County.

Mr. Schmell worked as a Senior Vice President with the company from 2006 until his dismissal earlier this year.

Mr. Schmell gained notoriety for his ability to place himself at the center of major events such as the Rangers’ Stanley Cup victory and the Grammys. In his memoir, he recounts those times and the unfortunate role his substance abuse played in his being “uninvited” onto the world’s stage.

Prior to publication, Mr. Schmell allowed his employer to review the book and, upon its request, made significant changes to accommodate Morgan Stanley. Despite his efforts, which included removing any mention of the company and a reference to an arrest at age 16, Schmell was told the book created “reputational risk” for the company and that risk was the reason for his termination, although he has been sober for nearly three decades.

In his suit, Mr. Schmell contends that the real reason for his dismissal was his prior drug and alcohol abuse and his status as a recovering alcoholic. Indeed, Mr. Schmell and the book already have been featured in multiple news outlets, including:  Good Day New York, Cheddar, People Magazine, and Advisor Hub.

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC’s employment group regularly represents individuals and employers in discrimination disputes. For additional information, please contact Joshua S. Bauchner or Michael H. Ansell at (973) 247-9000.

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For more than 85 years, ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC has been dedicated to providing excellent legal representation.  In providing zealous advocacy and skilled legal advice to our diverse clientele, our attorneys all practice with a common philosophy… commitment to excellence and commitment to people.

 

AGA Offers Free Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Posted on November 14th, 2017

A flood of recent events has brought sexual harassment front and center in the national conscience.  With awareness at an all-time high, it is even more important for employers to take proactive steps to both prevent and respond to sexual harassment claims.  Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., is pleased to offer a free training session to companies with at least 25 employees to instruct on what constitutes sexual harassment, what can be done to prevent it, and how to adequately respond to complaints.  More than just being the right thing to do, an employer who takes these proactive measures may be eligible for discounts on insurance premiums and help insulate themselves from potential liability.

If you are interested in scheduling a free training session, please contact Michael H. Ansell, Esq. of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., via email at mha@ansellgrimm.com, by telephone at 973-247-9000, or visit our Labor & Employment Web page.

 

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For more than 85 years, ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC has been dedicated to providing excellent legal representation. In providing zealous advocacy and skilled legal advice to our diverse clientele, our attorneys all practice with a common philosophy… commitment to excellence and commitment to people. For more information, visit us at www.ansellgrimm.com.