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  • Mar 04, 2019Andrew Linden and Stephanie Spangler Named Co-Chairs of Norris McLaughlin Cannabis Law Group

    Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Stephanie S. Spangler, an Associate of the firm, have been named co-chairs of its Cannabis Law Group.

    Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing (such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes to ownership, and related disclosures), distribution, and general business operations (such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping).  He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain regarding compliance and business law issues.  Linden contributes to the firm’s cannabis law blog, Legally Grown.

    Linden counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in all facets of their business.  These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling.  He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality.  Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients with respect to federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. Linden also frequently contributes to the firm’s liquor law blog, Legal Liquor.

    In addition, Linden has ten years of experience handling complex business litigations, including construction matters, shareholder disputes, and warranty and product liability claims.

    Linden has been included in New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, for Business Litigation from 2013 to 2017.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Cannabis Committee, the NJSBA Business Law Section’s Cannabis Industry Committee, and previously served on the Executive Committee for Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA.  He is a trustee of the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, which supports Essex County’s Grover Cleveland Park and an active member of the Lehigh Lawyers Association.and serves on the Borough of Caldwell’s Rent Review Board.  Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007.  He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    Spangler focuses her practice on trademark and copyright litigation, prosecution, and enforcement.  She appears in state and federal courts and before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings.  Spangler counsels clients in industries including technology, food and beverage, e-commerce, apparel, cannabis, jewelry, video games, film, and arts and entertainment.  She is a co-author for the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Ma®k, and the firm’s cannabis law blog, Legally Grown.

    Spangler has been accepted into the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Associate Leadership Institute.  She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), and Cardozo Law School’s Black Asian Latino Law Students Association Alumni Group.  She serves as a mentor to law school students through Cardozo Law School’s “Cardozo Connections” mentorship program.

    Spangler earned her B.A. in International Studies from Emory University in 2005 and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Communications Law, in 2010.  During law school, she was Articles Editor for Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.

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  • Feb 28, 2019Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Speak on Cannabis for Restaurants

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, Andrew D. Linden, Svetlana (Lana) Ros, and Stephanie S. Spangler, of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers on Tuesday, March 5, at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  They will present a panel discussion titled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” The show, which takes place March 3-5, also features over 40 education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant and foodservice industry.

    The panel discussion will also be presented on Tuesday, March 26, at the firm’s WeWork office, 222 Broadway, in New York in two sessions: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  The discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering questions about the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis; the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis; the state of federal, state, and local laws and regulations impacting restaurants that wish to serve cannabis foods and beverages; and the requirements and hurdles for obtaining federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services.  For more information and to register, please click here.

    Hamburg is experienced in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in the food, beverage and restaurant industries with their IP needs.  She has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic.  Most recently, Hamburg litigated through appeal to the Federal Circuit a food trademark case that has been described as generating one of the most important trademark decisions in 2018. She was also recently ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). Among a group of fewer than 90 trademark professionals in New York, Hamburg was named a top trademark attorney in the areas of enforcement and litigation. Hamburg frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics before trade food, beverage and restaurant groups, and is a member of the New York State Restaurant Association as well as the Specialty Food Association.  Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987.  In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

    Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing, such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes to ownership, and related disclosures, distribution, and general business operations such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping. He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain with compliance and business law issues. Linden also counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients on federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007.  He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    Ros focuses her practice in the area of health care law, including civil and administrative litigation, professional licensure defense, hospital medical staff matters, hospital disciplinary actions, regulatory compliance, managed care and government audits, and refund demands and investigations. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. She has successfully defended physicians before medical boards, OPMC, and SBME, and in OPD investigations, as well as Medicare fraud, fraud and abuse, RAC audits, Medicare audits, OIG fraud, health care fraud, medical audits, and health plan billing audits. Ros frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York about legal issues affecting health care professionals. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

    Spangler focuses her practice on trademark and copyright litigation, prosecution and enforcement.  She appears in state and federal courts and before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings.  She counsels clients in industries including startups, technology, food and beverage, and arts and entertainment.  Spangler earned her B.A. in International Studies from Emory University in 2005, and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Communications Law in 2010.  During law school, she was Articles Editor for Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.  She is the former Development Chair of Cardozo’s Black, Asian, and Latino Law Students Association Alumni Group and is part of its mentoring program for 1L law students.

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  • Feb 15, 2019Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants

    Due to the popularity of this hot topic, we are bringing the show on the road!  

    Jeanne Hamburg, Stephanie Spangler, Lana Ros, and Andrew Linden of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present a panel discussion entitled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” This will be a follow-up to the same panel presentation at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, show, which takes place March 3-5, featuring over 40+ education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant & foodservice industry.

    So, if you missed it, here is your second chance!

    With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, which descheduled industrial hemp and CBD while reinforcing the regulatory authority of the FDA, and the increasingly widespread legalization of cannabis across the United States, a labyrinth of legal issues emerges for restauranteurs interested in offering cannabis products and services. While the industry is budding, the array of U.S. state and federal laws and regulations makes compliance a challenge.

    Norris McLaughlin’s panel discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering the following questions:

    • What are the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis?
    • What are the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis?
    • What is the state of federal, state, and local laws and regulations impacting restaurants that wish to serve cannabis foods and beverages?
    • What are the requirements and hurdles for obtaining federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services?

    WHEN
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. OR 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE
    WeWork 222 Broadway
    19th Floor, Room 21B
    New York, NY 10038

    To register, please click here.

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  • Jan 24, 2019Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants

    Jeanne Hamburg, Stephanie Spangler, Lana Ros, and Andrew Linden of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers March 5 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, presenting a panel discussion entitled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” The show, which takes place March 3-5, also features over 40+ education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant & foodservice industry.

    With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, which descheduled industrial hemp and CBD while reinforcing the regulatory authority of the FDA, and the increasingly widespread legalization of cannabis across the United States, a labyrinth of legal issues emerges for restauranteurs interested in offering cannabis products and services. While the industry is budding, the array of U.S. state and federal laws and regulations makes compliance a challenge.

    Norris McLaughlin’s panel discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering the following questions:

    • What are the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis?
    • What are the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis?
    • What employment issues do restaurant employers need to be aware of in light of the increasing legalization of medical marijuana and adult recreational use?
    • What are the requirements and hurdles for obtaining federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services?

    WHEN
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    655 W 34th St, Room 1C03
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 216-2000

    Session Number: T106

    For more information and to register with $10 off, click here.

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  • Sep 20, 2018Andrew D. Linden Named to New Jersey State Bar Association’s Inaugural Cannabis Law Committee

    Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s inaugural Cannabis Law Committee for the 2018-2019 term.

    A resident of Caldwell, Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing (such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes to ownership, and related disclosures), distribution, and general business operations (such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping). He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain regarding compliance and business law issues. Linden contributes to the firm’s cannabis law blog, Legally Grown.

    Linden also counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients with respect to federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws.

    In addition, Linden has ten years of experience handling complex business litigations, including construction matters, shareholder disputes, and warranty and product liability claims.

    Linden has been included in New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, for Business Litigation from 2013 to 2017. He is a trustee of the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, which supports Essex County’s Grover Cleveland Park; is an active member of the Lehigh Lawyers Association; serves on the Borough of Caldwell’s Rent Review Board; and previously served on the Executive Committee for Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA. Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007.  He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

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