New York has gone to pot. The insiders’ view of how the cannabis industry will move forward.
Arthur “Jerry” Kremer and Elizabeth S. Kase, both with the law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., will be the guest speakers at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). The topic will be “New York has gone to pot. The insiders’ view of how the cannabis industry will move forward.”
Mr. Kremer is the Partner and Chair of the firm’s Municipal and Regulatory Affairs and Cannabis Practice Groups. His career in government began with his appointment as Corporation Counsel of Long Beach. He was elected to 13 terms in the New York State Assembly and was the only Long Island legislator to ever head the prestigious Ways and Means Committee.
He has served, by appointment of the governor, on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board and the Public Authorities Control Board. Mr. Kremer has represented a large number of Fortune 500 companies in complex matters. He has served as Government Relations Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Public Service Electric & Gas, Hostelworld, New York State Bowling Proprietors Association, Bus Association of New York State, the New York State Power Authority, various medical and technology groups and prominent energy companies. In addition, he is Chair of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance.
City and State magazine has designated Mr. Kremer as one of the most powerful lobbyists in Albany. He is also a member of Long Island Business News’ Hall of Fame. In addition, he is a Colonel (ret.) in the New York State Guard.
Ms. Kase is Of Counsel with Ruskin Moscou Faltischek and co-chairs the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group. She counsels clients seeking licensure in the emerging adult-use cannabis space pursuant to New York State’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Since the inception of The Compassionate Care Act in 2014, Ms. Kase guided entrepreneurs, businesses, and social equity applicants seeking to navigate New York’s ever-changing regulatory landscape.
She lectures extensively about the status of the laws, legal ethics, and compliance in the cannabis space. She has published numerous articles pertaining to criminal law, cannabis law, and cannabis/derivative products. Ms. Kase is also well-known for her tireless advocacy and commitment to her clients, defending large-scale federal and state criminal matters, including public corruption cases, conspiracies, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, immigration fraud, embezzlement schemes, sex crimes, and narcotics cases, as well as complex DWIs.
Ms. Kase proudly serves as Village Justice of Baxter Estates in Port Washington, New York since 2011. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she also teaches trial advocacy.