Wilentz Attorneys to Present at New Jersey State Bar Association 2019 Annual Meeting and Convention

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019

Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Wilentz attorneys Michael F. Schaff, Lisa Gora, Maureen S. Binetti, and Donna M. Jennings will present on developments in cannabis, employment and land use law at the New Jersey State Bar Association 2019 Annual Meeting and Convention, to be held at Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from May 15 to May 17.

On Wednesday, May 15 at 1:45 p.m., Michael F. Schaff, Wilentz Cannabis Law Co-Chair and NJSBA Cannabis Law Committee Co-Chair, will moderate and co-present with Lisa Gora, Wilentz corporate and cannabis law attorney, the “Current State of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry” session to address the likely impacts of the New Jersey medical marijuana program and the pending adult use cannabis bill on New Jersey businesses, including cannabis licenses and regulatory updates. Ms. Gora serves as Secretary of the NJSBA Cannabis Law Committee.

As Co-Chair of the NJSBA General Council, Mr. Schaff will also preside over the General Council Meeting to be held on May 15 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will include a “Meet the Judges” presentation, featuring insights from retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia A. Long, New Jersey Superior Court Senior Judge Philip S. Carchman, Appellate Division, and retired New Jersey Superior Court Assignment Judge Linda R. Feinberg.

On Wednesday, May 15 at 1:45 p.m., Maureen S. Binetti, Wilentz Employment Law Chair, will present on the essentials of conducting an effective and impartial workplace investigation of allegations of harassment and discrimination in a panel discussion entitled “Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations: A Critical Tool to Identify and Combat Harassment and Discrimination.”

On Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m., Wilentz land use attorney Donna M. Jennings will present “Hot Topics in Land Use 2019 Edition.” The panel will provide an update on the status of affordable housing litigation and provide insight on what to expect in the coming year. In addition, Ms. Jennings will lead a discussion on the rights afforded to religious organizations seeking local land use approvals under the Federal statute entitled Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Ms. Jennings is former Chair of the NJSBA Land Use Section.

*Cannabis Law Disclaimer: Per federal law, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance.  Possession, use, distribution, and/or sale of cannabis is a Federal crime and is subject to related Federal policy, regardless of any state law that may authorize certain marijuana activity.  Compliance with state marijuana law does not equal compliance with federal law.  Legal advice provided by Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. is designed to counsel clients regarding the validity, scope, meaning, and application of existing and/or proposed cannabis law. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. will not provide guidance or assistance in circumventing or violating Federal or state cannabis law or policy, and any advice provided by Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. should not be construed as such.