The Latest in Cannabis and Regulated Substances Law

Date: Oct 25, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Event Code: I137023

Areas of Law: Cannabis

Earn up to 4.5 credits! (More Information)



Sean Kennedy
Palomino Consulting, Las Vegas


Daniel T. McKillop, Esq.
Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC, Little Falls
Michael F. Schaff, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
Sarah Trent, Esq.
Valley Wellness, Raritan


Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq.
Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., Woodland Park
Brittany A. Bonetti, Esq.
Cooper Levenson P.A., Atlantic City
Duncan Delano, Esq.
Emerge Law Group, Newark
Lisa Gora, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Newark
Mollie Hartman Lustig, Esq.
McLaughlin & Stern, Clark
is a Partner in McLaughlin & Stern, LLP in Clark, New Jersey, and New York City, and is Chair of the Cannabis Practice Group. She has a comprehensive understanding of the existing laws and regulations governing cannabis cultivation, sale, use and legalization; practices traditional civil law with a focus in labor and employment issues for governmental entities; and represents clients in family law matters.

Ms. Hartman Lustig is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Massachusetts, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the District of Massachusetts. Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Special Committee (CLSC), she has been a member of the Committee since 2017, co-chairs the CLSC’s Social Justice and Equity Subcommittee and sits on the Municipal and Land Use Subcommittee. She is an instructor at Rutgers Law School, has lectured for ICLE and is the recipient of several honors.

Ms. Hartman Lustig received her B.A. from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law, where she served as a Rule 3:03 Certified Student Attorney for the Suffolk University Legal Services and completed a concentration in Civil Litigation. She clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Coleman, J.S.C. and the Honorable Craig R. Harris, J.S.C., Essex County Superior Court, where she served as a Court-Certified Mediator in child custody and parenting cases.
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.
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.
Fruqan Mouzon, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP, Morristown
Suzan Nickelson
Holistic Solutions
Joseph Shapiro, Esq.
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C., Springfield
David White, Esq.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., Hackensack

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Cannabis Law Special Committee

Panelists will provide a review of New Jersey’s expanding cannabis industry and related litigation, practical guidance regarding cannabis business operations, an overview of legalities and legislative developments regarding psychedelics, and a primer about general legislative and lobbying tactics and strategies.

  • 1:00 – Welcome and Overview of Topics - Sarah Trent, Esq.; Daniel T. McKillop, Esq.; Michael F. Schaff, Esq.
  • 1:10 - New Jersey Cannabis Regulations Two Years In: The Sticky and the Icky - Duncan Delano, Esq.; Lisa Gora, Esq.; Mollie Hartman Lustig, Esq.; Fruqan Mouzan, Esq.
    • Two years after regulations were adopted, what needs to be changed?
    • Ownership transfer strategies and methods
    • Wholesaler and Distributor license applications
  • 2:10 - Helping Your Client Manage Dispensary Finances - Sean Kennedy; Suzan Nickelson; Sarah Trent, Esq.
    • How to avoid costly mistakes once you start to operate
  • 2:45 - Municipal Litigation Update - Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq.; Brittany A. Bonetti, Esq.; Ronald P. Mondello, Esq.
    • A review of recent case law
  • 3:15 - Up Next: Psychedelics - Daniel T. McKillop, Esq.; Joseph Shapiro, Esq.; David White, Esq.
    • The history, uses, federal and state legal status, and “why” of psychedelics and related legislative reform
  • 4:00 - Legislative Updates and Commentary - Beau W. Huch, Esq.
    • Pending legislation and related discussions in Trenton, commentary regarding each bill, and practical considerations for applicants/operators
  • 4:30 - Q&A and Panel Wrap Up
  • 5:00 - Adjourn and Cocktail Reception*

*Please note that the Cannabis Law Committee will be hosting a happy hour after this conference. All are invited to attend. Additional Information will be disseminated by the Cannabis Law Committee through the New Jersey State Bar Community Net.

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 4.5 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
$16.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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