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 Cannabis Licensing: THE Timing Update

The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) provided an update on when New York’s adult-use cannabis market (in full) should start accepting New York cannabis license applications: the middle of 2023. As reported by NY Cannabis Insider, OCM Executive Director Chris Alexander responded to a question about growing and processing cannabis and provided this licensing timeline:

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New York CAURD Application Review: All Together Now!

In all of the news about New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) starting to accept applications for Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) license applications, one glaring piece of information was missing: will the OCM review applications on a rolling basis starting on August 25, 2022? Or, will OCM review applications all together when the

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New York to Accept Retail Dispensary Apps August 25

It is finally here: New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) Licenses on August 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted through the OCM’s online portal and the application window will close on September 26, 2022. This is obviously a huge deal

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New York CAURD Locations: The Update

We recently got on our soap box about the importance of hiring a New York cannabis attorney. The catalyst for that post was the question of whether applicants for New York’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) license can select their own real estate. We have an answer: no. A brief refresher of the drama. Section

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Hire A New York Cannabis Attorney

If you are applying for an adult-use cannabis license in New York, please please please hire a New York cannabis attorney. It doesn’t have to be be us, but it should be someone who is actually familiar with the licensing rules and regulations beyond just reading media headlines. We’ve written about it before (here, here

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FDNY to Stop Cannabis Testing

Things are happening in New York as we get closer to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) issuing adult-use licenses: today (July 14, 2022), the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) issued a memo to its branches stating that the FDNY stops cannabis testing for firefighters and applicants to

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New York’s Retail Dispensary Build-Out Requirements

Without much fanfare, the Dormitory Authority – State of New York (or DASNY) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for design-build services for conditional adult-use retail dispensaries (CAURDs). DASNY included a concept program (see Addendum 3) that details the build-out requirements for retail dispensaries selected as part of the CAURD social equity program. The Cannabis

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New York’s Conditional Adult Use Processor License

On the morning of the Cannabis Control Board’s (CCB) June 23, 2022 meeting, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) uploaded the meeting agenda, which included this important tidbit: a resolution approving a conditional adult-use processor license and opening an application window for said license. This is obviously big news, in that it provides the link

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New York City Cannabis and Community Boards

New York City community boards will soon become a hot topic as New York begins accepting adult-use retail dispensary and on-site consumption license applications. If you have done any reading on New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (such as here or here), you’ll have seen references to community boards. But with community boards