The Road Back to Legality in New York

Presented on: Wednesday, November 9th at 12:00 PM EST

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This webinar discusses the history of cannabis, how it became illegal, and recent developments particularly in New York state.

Neil M. Kaufman '81 is the managing member of Kaufman McGowan PLLC, Corporate & Securities Counsel to the State-Legal Cannabis Industry™ and one of the leading corporate cannabis law firms in New York and the U.S. He combines more than 35 years of practicing corporate and securities law at the highest levels with more than seven years of extensive cannabis industry experience. Kaufman represents a wide variety of cannabis companies (including several of the largest vertically-integrated California-based cannabis companies) and investors (including leading investment funds and investment banks) in their corporate, securities, financing, borrowing, merger and acquisition, contract and other legal matters. He has participated in more than $2 billion of cannabis-industry transactions. 

Kaufman serves as:
• trustee and chairman of the Audit Committee of iCapital KKR Private Markets Fund, a private equity mutual fund with more than $500 million under management; 
• trustee and chairman of the Audit Committee of Two Roads Shared Trust, a series of mutual funds with more than $4.5 billion under management; 
• chairman emeritus of the Long Island Capital Alliance, a non-profit organization that has assisted dozens of local companies in raising more than $200 million in growth capital; and
• chairman of the Long Island Chapter of Financial Executives International, a nationwide organization of CFOs and controllers.  

Kaufman formerly served as chairman of the board of directors of Vizacom Inc., a NASDAQ-listed software and technology solutions company and chairman of the Corporation, Banking & Securities Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. For the last 10 years, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer.


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