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New Jersey Just Got Greener: What's Next for Cannabis in the Garden State?


Dec 10, 2020 11:21 AM

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Charles Messina
Partner - Genova Burns LLC, Co-Chair of Cannabis Law Practice Group @Genova Burns LLC
Partner at Genova Burns LLC. As Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, he helps clients navigate a wide range of evolving federal, state and local laws that are impacting the legal cannabis and CBD industries. Charles also devotes much of his practice to litigating complex contract, franchise and commercial disputes including prosecuting trademark infringement matters and defending against TCPA, professional liability and employment claims.
Rajiv D. Parikh, Esq.
Partner @Genova Burns, LLC.
Mr. Parikh is a nationally and regionally recognized crisis manager, litigator and strategist. He is a Partner at NJ based Genova Burns LLC and serves as Co-Chair of its Crisis Management Practice, and chair of its Election Law & Litigation and Construction Law Practices. Raj was lead Counsel to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s 2018 Transition team. He is one of a few lawyers nationally that has handled complex political and election related litigation, with commentators calling him "The politically-connected attorney who routinely wades into political fights that end up in the courts." His crisis-management practice includes successfully defending a $1B bond issuance over a two-week emergent litigation through several appellate courts, counseling public figures and entities on responding to extortion, e-harassment and defamation through legal and media strategies, and managing teams of professionals to ensure client success on bet-the-company issues.
Jennifer Roselle, Esq.
Counsel @Genova Burns, LLC.
Ms. Rosellel has a wide range of experience representing employers in traditional labor on behalf of public and private sector clients. She regularly represents management in representation matters, unfair practices, labor arbitrations, and collective bargaining. Ms. Roselle regularly appears before the various administrative agencies charged with adjudicating labor disputes. She also has unique experience negotiating labor peace agreements and preparing labor compliance plans in connection with medical marijuana licensing applications. Ms. Roselle also counsels employers on employee discipline matters; medical marijuana use in the workplace; managing employee leaves of absence; accommodation requirements under State and Federal disability laws; wage and hour matters; and creation of workplace policies. She regularly provides employee training on prohibited conduct in the workplace and conducts independent investigations into alleged workplace discrimination and harassment.