Advanced Topics in Zoning XII: What’s Hot in Cannabis

Date: Sep 7, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Section Price: $131

Event Code: I0218232

Areas of Law: Land Use

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)




Richard S. Schkolnick, Esq.
Law Offices of Richard Schkolnick, Millburn
Law Offices of Richard Schkolnick in Millburn, New Jersey, has extensive experience providing solutions to property owners in complex land use and zoning matters, and has served as counsel to local government agencies with respect to land use and zoning issues. He focuses his practice in applications to construct wireless communications facilities and has represented national wireless carriers in hundreds of zoning applications.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Schkolnick is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Land Use Law Section. He secured a unanimous decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the Township of West Orange in the State’s seminal eminent domain case, Township of West Orange v. 769 Associates, LLC, 172 N.J. 564 (2002), and also served as Co-General counsel to the New Jersey State Democratic Party.

Mr. Schkolnick is a graduate of Haverford College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Masters of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Center of Government, where he was a Fels Scholar. He received his J.D. from the U.C.L.A. School of Law.


Sal Anderton, Esq.
Porzio Governmental Affairs, Trenton
is Of Counsel to Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C. in Morristown, New Jersey. A member of the firm’s Employment, Education Law and Real Estate teams, he focuses in collective bargaining negotiations, real estate matters and personal injury. He also serves as Vice President and General Counsel to Porzio Governmental Affairs, the lobbying subsidiary of Porzio, where he advises healthcare organizations, insurance companies, financial institutions, and trade associations on legislative and regulatory developments that could potentially impact their business.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Anderton is a member of the New Jersey State and Essex County Bar Associations, and is a Registered Government Affairs Agent for the State of New Jersey. He is an attorney for the West Orange Planning Board and a former Councilman of West Orange Township. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at Montclair State University since 2006.

Mr. Anderton received his B.S. from Montclair State University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Lawrence S. Cutalo, Esq.
FIRST Vice President, Morris County Bar Association
O'Toole Scrivo, Cedar Grove
is a Partner in the Cedar Grove, New Jersey, office of O’Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, and focuses his practice in complex litigation and land use. He has extensive experience in business litigation, zoning and development, employment law and professional liability, and routinely handles local planning and zoning board matters and related litigation. He has also represented clients in closely-held business transactions.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Mr. Cutalo is a member of the Board of Directors of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is Second Vice President of the Morris County Bar Association and is a former Co-Chair of the Association’s Land Use Committee. He has lectured for the New Jersey State and Morris County Bar Associations and is the recipient of several honors.

Mr. Cutalo received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, where he was a member of the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic. He served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Graves, J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Beau W. Huch, Esq.
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC, Morristown
is Of Counsel to Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C. in the firm’s Morristown, New Jersey, office. He is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, where he counsels clients on compliance and regulatory issues relating to the emerging cannabis market, and also serves as a Director in the firm's lobbying subsidiary, Porzio Governmental Affairs, and advises on strategies to navigate the legislative landscape in healthcare, environmental, cannabis and law enforcement matters.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Mr. Huch is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee and Psychedelic Law Subcommittee. He is a former Legislative Aide in New Jersey's 10th Legislative District Office and Legislative Director for New Jersey's Legislative District State Senator. He has lectured for professional and business organizations.

Mr. Huch received his B.A. from Montclair State University and his J.D. from Widener University’s Delaware School of Law.
Paul P. Josephson, Esq.
Duane Morris LLP, Cherry Hill
is a Partner in Duane Morris LLP in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and a member of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. Concentrating his practice in complex litigation, government regulation and appeals, he represents clients in business matters, usually involving significant public interests or regulated by government agencies, including government contracting and administration; business permitting and licensing; economic incentives; development/redevelopment; land use, condemnation and regulatory takings; transportation and infrastructure; environmental, energy, banking and insurance regulation; government ethics; and election and campaign finance. He formerly served as Chief Counsel to the Governor, Director of the Division of Law and Chief of Authorities for the New Jersey Governor, where he oversaw more than 50 bi-state and state authorities.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Mr. Josephson is Past Chair of the Administrative Law Section and Past Co-Chair of the Committee on Election Law of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is an advisor to the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, New Jersey Co-Chair of the Regional Plan Association (NY-NJ-CT) and a member of the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys and the International Association of Gaming Advisors. He is the author and co-author of articles which have appeared in New Jersey Lawyer, the New Jersey Law Journal and other publications, and has lectured for ICLE, the New Jersey Charter School Association and other professional organizations.

Mr. Josephson received his A.B. from the University of Michigan, where he was elected Student Body President, and his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School.
Jennifer Mazawey, Esq.
K & L Gates, Newark
is a Partner in Genova Burns LLC in Newark, New Jersey, and a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment, Environmental Law, and Land Use & Approvals Practice Groups as well as the Construction & Engineering, Education and Land Development Industry Groups. She concentrates her practice in commercial real estate, land use and construction law, and represents developers in all aspects of their development projects. Regularly appearing before planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment, Ms. Mazawey assists clients with permit acquisition, construction contracts and in construction-related disputes. She has also practiced education law and served as general counsel and special labor counsel to boards of education and boards of trustees throughout New Jersey.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Ms. Mazawey is Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Law Section and a member of the Association’s Environmental and Women in the Profession Sections as well as the Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee. She has served on the Women’s Leadership Committee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and has been President and Co-Director of Sponsorship for Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. of New Jersey (CREW-NJ) as well as a member of the national CREW Network. She is also a former Trustee of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys.

Ms. Mazawey is a co-author of “In the Election of 2002, the Voters of New Jersey Were the Winners,” (27 Seton Hall Legislative Journal 77, 2003). She has lectured for ICLE, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey School Boards Association and other industry groups, and is the recipient of numerous honors.

Ms. Mazawey received her B. A. from Rutgers University and her J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. After law school, she was Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Christine L. Miniman, J.S.C.
Ronald P. Mondello, Esq.
Ronald P. Mondello PC, Fair Lawn
is a solo practitioner in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he concentrates his practice in immigration, municipal, land use and criminal law. He focuses predominately on what legal scholars refer to as “crimmigration”, the intersection of crimes and immigration, advises criminal defense attorneys on how to avoid deportation for their foreign national clients with “safe haven” pleas, and has extensive experience filing post-conviction relief petitions based on constitutional infirmities. Mr. Mondello also represents corporate and individual clients before New Jersey planning and zoning boards, and also represents and defends municipal clients in municipal litigation and land use litigation. The Hoboken Cannabis Review Board Attorney, he is Special Litigation Counsel for Fair Lawn, has been Special Legal Counsel for the Borough of New Milford, Washington Township and Saddle Brook, and serves as Board Attorney for the Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Boards of several municipalities.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Florida, Mr. Mondello has been a member of the New Jersey State, Bergen County, Passaic County and Morris County Bar Associations. He has served as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the NJSBA Cannabis Law and Local Government Law Sections, a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Municipal Cannabis Subcommittee.

Mr. Mondello is a frequent lecturer on “crimmigration” issues for CLE providers and is especially known for his seminar designed to educate New Jersey criminal defense attorneys on how to avoid Ineffective Assistance Claims when representing foreign nationals. A former adjunct professor at Bergen and Passaic County Community Colleges, he has also taught business organizations, immigration and criminal law at the Academy for Legal Assistant Training.

Mr. Mondello received his B.A. from William Paterson College, his M.B.A. in General Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his J.D. from Loyola University. He served as a law clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia and to the Honorable Marguerite T. Simon, Bergen County, and to the Passaic County Prosecutor.
Nylema Nabbie, Esq.
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Roseland
is a Partner in Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs, LLC in Oakland, New Jersey, and has extensive land development experience on behalf of private and corporate clients on the local, county and state levels. She has substantial litigation experience, including challenges as to the constitutionality and validity of municipal zoning ordinances before the trial courts and Appellate Division of the State of New Jersey. She is responsible for complex commercial real estate transactions, as well as the representation of financial institutions and private individuals in commercial, construction and residential loan transactions; and for the preparation of public offering statements and registration of multi-family projects with the Department of Community Affairs.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Ms. Nabbie is a former Director of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Land Use Section and a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Tax. She serves as Hillsdale Planning Board attorney, as co-counsel to the North Bergen Planning Board, as West New York Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney and is former co-counsel to the Closter Zoning Board of Adjustment. She is a former member and Past Chair of the Teaneck Planning Board.

Ms. Nabbie received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Join us for the latest installment of the Advanced Topics in Zoning webinar series as seasoned land use attorneys discuss complex land use and zoning practice topics. These advanced webinars – designed for experienced land use practitioners – feature top experts and lively discussions and offer compelling new strategies for overcoming an assortment of challenging land use and zoning issues.

Our twelfth installment of the information-packed series provides insight into zoning issues related to cannabis dispensaries. The seminar will help you gain a more in-depth understanding of how to represent your clients when they face emerging practice issues. Hear from a panel of experts as they review recent land use developments and provide practice pointers.

Topics of Discussion:

  • Cannabis Litigation ‘Round Up’
  • Relationship between local zoning and State Cannabis Regulatory Commission rules/regulations
  • The nitty gritty:  parking, security, armed guards, operations, odors
  • The revolving municipal landscape:  proximity regulations; changing local rules
  • The experienced MSO (multi state operator) v. the start-up business
  • The big picture
    • Have municipalities been given too much discretion on siting cannabis facilities?
    • What does it mean when local officials can select the location and number of licenses with no oversight?
  • Challenges in negotiating zoning contingency clauses for cannabis deals - how long will the approvals take and how much will they cost?
  • Community Benefit Agreements: is there a Nunziato problem?

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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