The Harris Beach Podcast

The Harris Beach Podcast

The Harris Beach podcast is a show that explores evolving issues in the law and how they shape organizations, the way business is conducted, and how we live and work. The information provided does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Instead all information, content, and materials are for general informational purposes only.

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November 17, 2021 28 min
As cannabis related businesses seek strong corporate foundations for business success in a rapidly shifting landscape, it’s critical to consider legal and tax issues. Wesley Rene, an attorney on our Cannabis Industry Team, highlights considerations related to corporate structures, tax liability and more to achieve optimal growth, sustainability and compliance. Please note this does not contain legal or tax advice and should not be ...
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Why would a law firm start a software company? Technology provides law firms with enormous opportunities to improve client service in part, by streamlining and automating labor-intensive tasks. In today’s episode of the Harris Beach podcast, Chris Jagel, Harris Beach CEO, Alan Winchester, the leader of the firm’s cybersecurity practice, and Mike Compisi, president of Caetra, discuss the origins of Caetra.io and how it fits with our...
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August 26, 2021 14 min
A small cannabis dispensary choose to plaster the fictional character Borat on its billboard resulting in a $9 million lawsuit; but it’s not an isolated incident. In fact, theft of others’ intellectual property is a recurring problem for the cannabis industry. On this episode of The Harris Beach Podcast, Brendan Palfreyman explains how the Borat lawsuit is a bellwether of companies aggressively protecting against theft, infringemen...
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July 13, 2021 12 min
T-Cell Therapies offer enormous promise in the development of new approaches to treating cancer. A federal appeals court recently heard arguments in a patent dispute between two companies that have emerged as leaders in CAR-T technology for new cancer treatments. The patent relates to a treatment approach that uses specially altered T cells to fight cancer. In 2020 Juno Therapeutics won a $1 billion judgment against Gilead’s Kite P...
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On March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) which legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Although retail sales of marijuana are not expected to begin until 2022, the legalized use of marijuana became effective immediately. On this episode two attorneys from the Harris Beach Cannabis Industry Team – Karl Sleight and Meaghan Feena...
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Recreational, adult-use marijuana is poised to become legal in New York state. The changes that legalization brings for virtually every workplace include modifications and updates to employer policies and procedures regarding drug testing, workplace discipline in relation to marijuana use, and workplace productivity and safety. Taylor Ventre, an attorney on the Harris Beach Cannabis Industry Team, joins the podcast to discuss these...
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New York state is placing a significant bet on developing renewable energy into a significant sector of the overall economy. The state has pledged to transition 50 percent of the state’s electricity to renewable sources by 2030, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050. This focus has created significant opportunity for real estate developers, as wind and solar projects require the use of land. On this episode of ...
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Legalization of recreational, adult-use marijuana in New York state has never been more likely. At the start of 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his plan, The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA), and positioned the tax benefits of legalization as a way to help offset pandemic-related deficits. However, businesses looking to enter the burgeoning market in New York state, or simply those that will be impacted by it, have man...
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Product distributors, online retailers, and owners of facilities that are open to the public, may be wondering about their risk of personal injury claims stemming from COVID-19. On this episode of the Harris Beach Podcast, Senior Counsel Dan Strecker from our Mass Torts and Industry-wide Litigation practice group discusses personal injury liability in the age of COVID-19. Related Links:  Dan Strecker Bio - http://bit.ly/2MNp53M Mas...
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The Paycheck Protection Program has been seen as a lifeline for many businesses nationwide. In this episode Josh Steele discusses several common questions from the program – including changes to eligibility and forgivable expenses; the opportunity for a draws; elements that are triggering investigations and how an attorney can help organizations navigate what can be a complicated and nuanced loan process. Related Links:  Josh Steel...
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The renewable energy economy has moved well beyond the novelty stage in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for aggressive broad-based investments and initiatives that he believes will help New York become the leader in building a self-sustaining renewable energy industry in New York. In this episode of the Harris Beach podcast, we asked Energy Industry Team Partner Michelle Piasecki for her reaction to the state’s new pla...
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This fall, New York state released proposed regulations for the hemp industry that shed light on legal issues related to growing, testing, labeling and retailing hemp and its extracts such as CBD. In this episode, attorney Meaghan Feenan highlights key regulations for growers, labs, processors and retailers. Related Links:  Meaghan Feenan Bio - https://bit.ly/34jAA8W Cannabis Industry Team - https://bit.ly/2ILtH80 MORE Act Legal Al...
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October 21, 2020 14 min
New York state seemed poised to legalize marijuana in 2020 – but those efforts, like so many others, were thwarted by COVID-19. However, we can expect this unfinished business to remain on the radar. In this episode attorneys Meaghan Feenan and Taylor Ventre discuss what could be around the corner in this burgeoning industry, particularly as it pertains to municipalities, special improvement districts, and Industrial Development Ag...
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School districts now need to prioritize compliance with a critical new regulation expanding New York state’s Education Law 2D. In this episode Joseph Eckstein, business manager and DPO at Eastern Suffolk BOCES; Edward Trevvett, a partner in our Educational Institutions practice; and Alan Winchester, a partner in our cybersecurity protection and response practice and Chief Development Officer of Caetra.io, discuss regulation Part 12...
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October 2, 2020 14 min
Forces such as COVID-19, current events and cultural groundswells have prompted society to re-examine everything from how we safely gather to how we best embrace and promote diversity. In this episode, Tori Reyner and Amanda Dwyer, corporate law attorneys at Harris Beach, discuss best practices for participating virtually in shareholder meetings and compliance with new diversity reporting requirements, reflecting the number of wome...
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In this episode of the Harris Beach podcast, we welcome a special guest: Adrienne Downey, principal engineer for offshore wind for the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency. NYSERDA works with stakeholders across New York to attract capital, overcome the barriers to using clean energy and help communities benefit from the transition. Adrienne discusses the state’s commitment to renewables and where it’s heading with...
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September 22, 2020 37 min
In this episode Joe Picciotti, an attorney in the Harris Beach Environmental Law and Commercial Real Estate practice groups, and Vince Dick, a Principal Consultant responsible for developing and implementing environmental permitting programs at Haley & Aldrich, provide an overview of PFAS – otherwise known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They touch on the history of PFAS, major uses, why they are an emerging contaminate...
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September 9, 2020 21 min
In the confusing early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State took steps to protect healthcare institutions and their workers from lawsuits over decisions made to combat the mounting crisis. The state issued a broad grant of immunity in the interests of “the public health, safety and welfare of all citizens.” But not everyone saw this as a great idea, and soon discussion began about rolling back the grant of immunity. In thi...
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In early 2020, Juno Therapeutics won a $1 billion jury verdict against Gilead’s Kite Pharma in connection with alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,446,190, entitled “Nucleic Acid Encoding Chimeric T Cell Receptors. In this episode, Harris Beach partner Laura Smalley discusses the implications of the Juno v. Kite pharma case, including the use of the “reasonable royalty” concept to support a large damaged award. Laura is an au...
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June 23, 2020 39 min
COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on nearly all aspects of organizations nationwide. In this episode Alan Winchester, leader of the Harris Beach Cybersecurity Protection and Response Practice Group; Michael Montagliano, Chief Technology Officer of iV4; and Michael Compisi, President of Caetra.io discuss the data privacy and security landscape. They touch on cybersecurity strategy; the increase in cybercrime during the pandemic; an...
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