Cuddy & Feder Appoints Two New Chairs of Its Cannabis Law Practice
White Plains, NY—July 22, 2022—Cuddy & Feder is pleased to announce that Kristen Motel, Partner in the firm’s Land Use, Environmental and Telecommunications practice groups was recently appointed to serve as Chair of the Cannabis Law group. Eon S. Nichols, Partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Corporate, Finance and Non-Profit Groups will serve as Vice-Chair.
Kristen frequently appears before municipal land use boards and permitting agencies to secure approvals for clients in numerous controversial projects. She is uniquely suited to guide applicants through the state cannabis application process and represent clients in municipal forums to obtain land use approvals. She is an active member of the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association and the Westchester County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee. She has presented as a panelist on local land use and municipal considerations related to New York’s adult-use cannabis legislation.
Eon’s practice includes all aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, including financing, leasing and formation of corporate entities. As Vice-Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice Team, Eon is excited to apply the practice he has developed for nearly two decades to help clients in this newly emerging field with corporate formation, governance, employment agreement, real estate transactions and other related legal business needs. He frequently speaks on various real estate and financing topics and has represented clients with all aspects of their business needs. As a resident of the Hudson Valley and an active member of the community, Eon is familiar with issues impacting the area and is able to advise cannabis applicants of local market considerations.
Cuddy & Feder’s Cannabis Law Practice Group
Our diverse group of attorneys are ready to help advise clients on New York’s new cannabis law and forthcoming regulations and the licensing processes. Our attorneys can assist with all aspects of your cannabis business, including:
• General consultation, overall strategic planning and project team management
• Evaluate proposed locations for cannabis-related businesses
• Strategize and obtain municipal land use approvals
• Formation of corporate entities and corporate governance
• Drafting and negotiation of partnership/shareholder and member agreements
• Preparation of license application materials
• Regulatory compliance
• Services for ancillary businesses in the market
• Real estate transactions, including purchasing, sales and leasing
• Vendor contracts
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