Simon Malinowski

Simon was appointed managing attorney of our New York office in 2021, but he’s been contributing to our clients’ success since he worked for Harris Bricken as a summer associate in 2010 and 2011.

A seasoned real estate attorney, Simon advises developers, investors, contractors, and design professionals across all stages of the property development process, including: condominiums; multi-family rental properties; retail developments; mixed-use developments; and special projects. He also provides comprehensive legal services covering all aspects of commercial property ownership, from leases to refinancing to renovating.

Free Webinar: New York's Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Free Webinar: New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Register HERE! In March of 2021 New York became the 15th State to legalize recreational cannabis through the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). We have regularly written about the local impact of New York’s new cannabis industry and the potential opportunities for social and economic equity applicants. On Tuesday, January 25,

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New York Cannabis: $200 Million for Social Equity

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York will establish a $200 million fund to support social and economic equity applicants seeking adult-use cannabis licenses. Governor Hochul made the announcement during her State of the State address last week, on January 5, 2022. It is really easy to talk about prioritizing cannabis social equity

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New York Cannabis: State of the State

The first year of legal adult-use cannabis in New York seems as good a year as any to continue the Canna Law Blog’s tradition of annual reflection on all things cannabis (and now psychedelics too!). 2021 has been a groundbreaking year for the cannabis industry in New York. We expect 2022 to be another year

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New York Cannabis Legislation: Expanded Social Equity and Tax Deductions

In the last two months New York Senator Jeremy Cooney has introduced two pieces of cannabis legislation that could impact New York’s cannabis industry significantly. The first is Senate Bill S7517A, which expands the definition of social and economic equity applicant under the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) to include gender equality. The second

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New York Cannabis Control Board: Fourth Meeting News

After several weeks between meetings, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held its fourth meeting on December 16, 2021. As will be the case with all CCB meetings, it was broadcast live. A transcript of the meeting will be published here. The most recent CCB meeting primarily consisted of updates on the action items that

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New York Introduces Medical Psilocybin Legislation

On Monday, November 13, 2021, New York Assemblyman Pat Burke introduced medical psilocybin legislation. The “purpose or general idea of bill” provides a good summary: this legislation would “create psilocybin service centers to provide innovative treatment options for ailments such as PTSD, depression, alcohol dependency, anxiety, among others.” The bill echoes two separate pieces of

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Psychedelic Retreats: Organizer Legal Issues

Psychedelic retreats are all the rage (and that’s not a new thing), which causes a variety of organizer legal issues and a corresponding spectrum of liabilities. At Wonderland Miami, Horizons NYC, and on a regular basis outside of conferences, we are asked about legal advice for the organizers of psychedelic retreats. Both recreational and therapeutic

BREAKING: Germany to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

BREAKING: Germany to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Germany stands to become the next of shockingly few countries that have approved full legalization of adult-use cannabis, joining Canada and Uruguay (and a number of US states. The societal benefits of adult-use legalization in Germany are obvious (and similar to those in the US): an estimated €4.7 billion benefit to the German economy, which includes the cost savings of cannabis-related criminal enforcement and incarceration as well as generated taxes.

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Dispatches from Wonderland Miami

Microdose hosted its annual psychedelics conference in Miami last week (appropriately titled “Wonderland”). We were there, meeting industry insiders and clients, and keeping on the cutting edge of the psychedelics space. For our readers who weren’t able to make it, here are some of our key takeaways from two days of all things psychedelics: Everyone

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: Third Meeting News

New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held its third meeting yesterday, November 3, 2021. As will be the case with all CCB meetings, it was broadcast live and a transcript of the meeting will be published here. We were pretty clear with what we were hoping for coming out of the CCB’s third meeting and