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.

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: Two More Appointments

The forward progress keeps on coming! This week, New York’s legislature made its two appointments to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), leaving us just two appointments shy of a full board. As per the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), the five (5) person CCB is comprised of a Chairperson (nominated by the governor and

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BREAKING: New York Appoints Heads of Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management

At long last, New York has started formalizing its cannabis industry by appointing the Chairperson of the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and the Executive Director of the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). Consistent with her public statements, Governor Kathy Hochul kickstarted the process by calling back New York’s legislature for an “Extraordinary Session” to consider

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New York Cannabis Regulations: We’re Getting Closer…

Some more positive news following Governor Kathy Hochul’s ascension to New York’s Governorship: Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management appointments should be coming soon! On August 25, 2021, the New York Post reported: “‘Nominating and confirming individuals with diverse experiences and subject matter expertise, who are representative of communities from across the state,

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New Jersey Cannabis: Initial Rules for Adult Use Program – Part 1

On August 19, 2021, New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) released its “Initial Rules for Personal-Use of Cannabis” (Initial Rules). Th Initial Rules were much anticipated, more so given New Jersey’s proximity to New York and the potential impact these rules could have on New York’s pending program. The Initial Rules cover all aspects of

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New York Cannabis: The Town of Riverhead Voted Not to Opt Out (It’s a Big Deal)

Listen to the blog post here: https://harrisbricken.com/wp-content/uploads/New-York-Cannabis-The-Town-of-Riverhead-Voted-Not-to-Opt-Out-Its-a-Big-Deal.mp3   As we continue to wait for Governor Andrew Cuomo to nominate a Chairperson for the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), effectively kickstarting the rule making process, a surprising and welcome piece of news came down. On July 7, 2021, the Town of Riverhead voted not to opt out

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America, What Are We Doing?

Like many Americans, one of the first things I do every morning is check the overnight headlines, including anything that happened in the sports world. Recently, I woke up to an article about Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso being arrested at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas for “possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.”

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board – What’s Going On?

In all of the excitement over New York’s passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), one of the things that often gets lost is that legalization was just the first step towards the issuance of adult-use cannabis licenses. The single most important administrative action item is the formation of the primary regulatory governing

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New York Real Estate and Cannabis – Part 2

So you’re interested in applying for an adult-use cannabis license once the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) issues the license application. One of the first decisions an applicant needs to make is where they intend to operate. As we referenced in our earlier posts on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) and Part 1 of