Elizabeth Kase

Partner
Long Island
3 Dakota Drive
Suite 300
Lake Success, NY 11042

Tel: (516) 328-2300, ext. 192
Fax: (516) 328-6638
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Elizabeth Kase

Partner

Elizabeth Kase is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman where she is Chair of the Criminal Law Department and Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kase was a founding member of a leading boutique criminal defense firm in Garden City and served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County.

Elizabeth is well known for her tireless advocacy and commitment to her clients, defending large-scale federal and state criminal matters including public corruption cases, conspiracies, mortgage fraud, health fraud, immigration fraud, embezzlement schemes, sex crimes, and narcotics cases, as well as complex DWIs.

Since the inception of New York’s Compassionate Care Act in 2014, Elizabeth has represented clients in the emerging NY cannabis marketplace. She provides counsel to entrepreneurs, corporations, hospitals, physician groups, patients, and nursing homes about the legalities and conflicts of laws pertaining to medical and adult-use cannabis, compliance, business organization, and regulations in New York and Massachusetts and federal law. She lectures extensively before organizations and bar associations about the status of the laws, legal ethics, and compliance in the cannabis space. She has published numerous articles pertaining to criminal law, cannabis law, and cannabis/derivative products.

Elizabeth was awarded the Long Island Business News Corporate Citizenship award for Leadership Excellence. She was named a “Trailblazer in Cannabis Law” in the National Law Journal and awarded Long Island Business News' (LIBN) "Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island", as well as "40 Rising Stars Under 40" for her professional accomplishments and contributions to Long Island. The Nassau County Bar Association has recognized her for her tireless work as pro bono staff attorney at The Safe Center of Long Island. Elizabeth has been designated a New York Super Lawyer since 2016. She also proudly serves as Village Justice of Baxter Estates in Port Washington, New York since 2011. Elizabeth is a graduate of Smith College and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she also teaches trial advocacy.

In a true legal emergency, you can reach Elizabeth at (516) 707-5613.

Bar Admissions

The State Bar of New York

The State Bar of Massachusetts

Supreme Court of the United States

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1999
    • Awards: Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Honor Society Medalist
  • Smith College, 1994
    • Awards: Jean Picker Scholar Program in Government

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Yashaar, Hadassah
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court
  • UJA-Federation Long Island Women's Philanthropy, Business and Professionals Chair

Pro Bono

  • Village Justice, Baxter Estates, Port Washington, New York
  • Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Safe Center of Long Island, Volunteer Attorney

Awards

  • 2021, Long Island Business News Corporate Citizenship Award - Leadership Excellence
  • 2019, named to The National Law Journal Trailblazers in Cannabis Law List
  • 2016-2020, New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • 2016, Long Island Power Women In Business, Star Network
  • 2016, Access to Justice Pro Bono Honoree
  • 2016, Outstanding Women in Law, Hofstra Law School
  • 2015, Top Legal Eagles, Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2014, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2013, Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island, LIBN
  • 2007, Top 40 Under 40, LIBN

Classes / Seminars

  • "Cannabis and the Law: The Highs and the Lows - Exploration of the Laws and Regulations Governing Recreational and Medical Marijuana, CBD and More" Nassau County Bar Association CLE Program (January 2019)
  • "Practical Implications of Decriminalized Marijuana for the Legal Practitioner" New York State Bar Association CLE Seminar (October 2018)
  • “Marijuana Law Forecast: Hazy, Hot and Confusing” Nassau County Bar Association CLE Program (June 2018)
  • "How To Foster Responsible Cyber Citizenship In Our Youth" presented at the Portledge School (May 2018)
  • "The Interests of Child and Parent in Tape Recording Conversations: The New Issues Caused by People v. Badalamenti", Panelist, Nassau County Bar Association Dean's Hour CLE Program (April 2017)
  • "Is Medical Marijuana a Prescription for Driving While Impaired?" presented at the 5th annual Man vs. Machine, DWI College, St. Francis College (March 2017)
  • Medical Marijuana In New York, New York State Bar Association (October 2016)
  • Medical Cannabis Legal Primer: Guidance and Assurance for the Healthcare Professional, CWCBExpo (June 2016)
  • Medical Marijuana and Medical Practitioners, NCBA (February 2016)
  • Medical Marijuana and New York State Law, Beth Israel Hospital (December 2015)
  • Social Media Safety, St. Mary's Elementary School PTO (November 2014)

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