Cannabis Law Group

In response to New York’s passage of the Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalized adult-use cannabis and updated the regulation of medical cannabis and cannabinoid hemp (CBD), Abrams Fensterman launched the Cannabis Law Group, a suite of integrated legal services that efficiently and effectively address the myriad legal needs of the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.

Lead by a team of senior attorneys who, on their own, are of the most well regarded professionals in their respective fields, the Cannabis Law Group delivers a unique array of comprehensive, sophisticated and robust legal services that are increasingly important to those involved in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.

Our expertise in cannabis regulation, business formation, financing, mergers & acquisitions, investment fund formation, licensing, employment, healthcare regulation and civil/criminal litigation can be accessed individually or in unique combinations by clients who are directly involved or simply interfacing with various aspects of the cannabis industry.

The Cannabis Law Group is led by Michael Bass, Esq. and Richard Thomas, Esq.

Specifically, we counsel clients on a full range of cannabis related matters, including:

Our attorneys have presented at professional and educational conferences, authored publications and been quoted by the press and media on the subject.

For further information about how our attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal issues of the cannabis industry, please contact our law firm on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-3000, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477 to schedule an initial consultation.


Michael Bass, Co-Chair

Richard Thomas, Co-Chair

Seth L. Berman

Patrick Formato

Christopher A. Gorman

Michael S. Kelton

Sharon P. Stiller

Greg Stoller

Carolyn Reinach-Wolf