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Andrew Linden Reappointed to New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee

Posted on July 14th, 2020

Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Cannabis Law Industry Group, has been reappointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Cannabis Law Committee for the 2020-2021 term.

“It is exciting to be able to continue my involvement with a great group of practitioners that will help shape the legal, regulatory, and business framework for this new and rapidly changing industry in New Jersey,” said Linden.

About the NJSBA Cannabis Law Committee

The committee studies the many legal issues in all practice areas that arise from cannabis within the health care industry, as well as potential consumer access. They continuously review the applicable legislation, make recommendations and suggest amicus advocacy positions, and inform and educate other attorneys about this new and ever-changing field. The work of the NJSBA committees is essential to advancing the interests of the association, the legal profession, and the public.

About Andrew Linden

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 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 concerning 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 named in “New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal as part of its 2020 Professional Excellence Awards for his impressive accomplishments and great promise in the legal profession and was 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.