• Jul 08 2021

    New Jersey’s Framework for Social Equity Within the Adult-Use Recreational Cannabis Industry 07.08.2021New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)
    This New Jersey Law Journal article written by Wilentz Shareholder Lisa Gora and Pashman Stein attorney Chirali Patel discusses the framework for social equity that New Jersey’s recreational cannabis industry creates by examining the microbusiness license and operating microbusinesses in “impact zones.”

  • Jun 14 2021

    Municipalities Face Deadline on Whether to Permit Recreational Cannabis Operations 06.14.2021New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)
    Wilentz shareholder Lisa Gora and Jordan Asch, Esq. examine the imminent deadline municipalities face to permit or prohibit recreational cannabis operations in the article they co-wrote, “Municipalities Face Deadline on Whether to Permit Recreational Cannabis Operations.” The pending regulatory framework from the Cannabis Regulatory Commission has caused municipalities to seek guidance from counsel as well as the NJ State League of Municipalities.

  • Jun 09 2021

    The Emerge Tax Credit Program: New Caps, More Benefit to State and Enhanced Regulatory Oversight 06.09.2021The fifth in a series of articles written by Wilentz attorneys about the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act incentive programs, “The Emerge Tax Credit Program: New Caps, More Benefit to State and Enhanced Regulatory Oversight,” takes a deep dive into the successor program to the expired Grow NJ program, aimed at offering tax benefits to employers in high-priority industries and targeted locations. Read it to learn how the Grow NJ Program has been overhauled and replaced under the Economic Recovery Act through the newly-established Emerge Program, and what applicants would want to know about program incentives, eligibility and ongoing requirements.

  • May 07 2021

    New Jersey’s Innovation Evergreen Fund – Harnessing Venture Capital Firms to Serve as Catalysts for Development of High Growth Businesses In Targeted Industries Located In Planning Area 1 and NJOZs 05.07.2021The fourth in a series of articles written by Wilentz attorneys exploring the various programs of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, "New Jersey’s Innovation Evergreen Fund – Harnessing Venture Capital Firms to Serve as Catalysts for Development of High Growth Businesses In Targeted Industries Located In Planning Area 1 and NJOZs" discusses how the New Jersey Economic Development Authority can allocate funding to venture firms to make investments of capital in high growth, targeted industry businesses with less than 250 employees.

  • Apr 30 2021

    A Closer Look at the Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana in New Jersey 04.30.2021New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)
    Wilentz lawyers Darren Gelber and Lisa Gora take a deep dive into the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act” signed into law by Governor Murphy on February 22, 2021. In their article titled “A Closer Look at the Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana in New Jersey,” published by the New Jersey Law Journal, they discuss New Jersey’s decriminalization of recreational use of marijuana and offer clear guidance on the law for attorneys, law enforcement, and the public.

  • Apr 22 2021

    Development Gap-Financing Under The Aspire Program 04.22.2021The third in a series of articles written by Wilentz attorneys exploring the various programs of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, "Development of Gap-Financing Under the Aspire Program" discusses details concerning program requirements that applicants considering Aspire need to know.

  • Apr 19 2021

    Anchor Institutions Will Bring Investment to NJOZs and Attract Targeted Industries 04.19.2021The second in a series exploring the various programs of the Economic Recovery Act of 2020, this article discusses the Community Anchor Institution Program and ways it may attract investment to certain New Jersey Opportunity Zones from targeted industries.

  • Apr 08 2021

    Confidential? Not So Fast, Say New Jersey Courts 04.08.2021The New Jersey Law Journal
    Wilentz attorney Samantha Stillo cautions other lawyers to resist the urge to overuse protective or confidential orders and discusses a recent decision that  demonstrates the tenacity of the New Jersey District Court’s response to over-designation in this article she wrote, published by the New Jersey Law Journal.

  • Mar 03 2021

    Health Care and the Business of Cannabis: Legal Questions and Answers 03.03.2021American Health Law Association
    In the first edition of "Health Care and the Business of Cannabis: Legal Questions and Answers," a first-of-its-kind project spearheaded by Wilentz healthcare and corporate attorney Lisa Gora, the American Health Law Association offers insight on the interplay between medical marijuana and the health care industry, as well as guidance for providing informed counsel to hospitals, physicians and other healthcare practitioners on business opportunities surrounding medicinal marijuana and its by-products.

  • Mar 01 2021

    Deciphering the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020: Part I 03.01.2021The first in a series, this article provides an overview of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 (ERA), with a specific focus on the programs with the broadest reach and most extensive incentives available, known as Aspire and Emerge.  Wilentz attorneys are writing a series of articles that explore the provisions of the ERA in greater detail, offering explanation and insights concerning the range of benefits available to developers and businesses, as well as the types of projects and locations throughout the State that may be eligible for these incentives.

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