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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.

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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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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@harrisbeach

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English


Episodes

Why Cannabis Related Businesses Must Consider Legal and Tax Issues

11/17/2021
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 relied upon or construed as legal advice; it is merely...

Duration:00:14:41

Why We Started a SaaS Company

10/29/2021
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 history of innovation, along with the trend of...

Duration:00:31:49

Don’t Put Borat on Your Billboards

8/26/2021
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, infringement and appropriation by cannabis start-ups. Related Links:...

Duration:00:14:48

CAR T-Cell Therapy Patent Dispute

7/13/2021
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 Pharma in connection with alleged infringement of U.S. Patent...

Duration:00:12:53

Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized in NYS

6/8/2021
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 Feenan – as well as Morgan Hopkins, a CPA at DeJoy, Knauf and...

Duration:00:17:37

Key Considerations for NYS Employers Regarding Adult-Use Marijuana

3/30/2021
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 issues and other key considerations for employers. Related...

Duration:00:14:13

The Land-Use Challenges of Renewable Energy

3/19/2021
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 the podcast, Harris Beach partner F.L. Gorman talks with Kevin...

Duration:00:19:21

Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization in NYS: What You Need to Know

3/18/2021
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 many questions. Meaghan Feenan, an attorney on the Harris Beach...

Duration:00:22:38

Facing the Risk of Personal Injury Claims from Covid-19

3/3/2021
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/2MNp53MMass Torts and Industry-wide Litigation Team -...

Duration:00:16:18

Paycheck Protection Program: Common Questions and Updated Guidance

2/8/2021
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 Steele Bio - http://bit.ly/39Ug2GILabor and Employment Team -...

Duration:00:22:52

New York State Poised to Lead Nation in Renewable Energy

1/15/2021
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 plan and to outline what project developers need to know to...

Duration:00:18:56

Clearing Confusion over Hemp in New York State

11/25/2020
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/34jAA8WCannabis Industry Team - https://bit.ly/2ILtH80MORE Act Legal Alert - https://bit.ly/39egksdDownload Episode Transcript

Duration:00:11:08

The State of Cannabis in New York

10/21/2020
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 Agencies. Related Links: Meaghan Feenan Bio -...

Duration:00:14:48

Education Data Privacy and Security Laws

10/7/2020
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 121 and the new obligations placed on districts for managing...

Duration:00:44:49

2020 Updates for NY State Businesses

10/2/2020
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 women serving on boards of directors of companies conducting...

Duration:00:14:07

What are PFAS and Why Should We Care?

9/28/2020
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 of concern and what to do about it. Related Links: Joe Picciotti...

Duration:00:37:50

Building New York’s Renewable Energy Future

9/23/2020
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 Harris Beach partner Bill Flynn. Related Links: Bill Flynn...

Duration:00:37:50

Immunity for Health Care During COVID-19

9/9/2020
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 this episode of the Harris Beach Podcast, partner Emily Crowley...

Duration:00:21:13

The Strongest Link: Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights

8/28/2020
Counterfeits and subpar knockoffs can tarnish the image and reputation of even the most established brands. In this episode of The Harris Beach Podcast, partners Neal Slifkin and Steve Nonkes discuss how they executed a successful plan to protect British company John King Chains against trademark infringement and copyright infringement. Related Links: Neal Slifkin Bio - https://bit.ly/3b48YGJSteve Nonkes Bio - https://bit.ly/2YIPm5PIntellectual Property Law Practice Group -...

Duration:00:07:28

Verdict in Cancer Immunotherapy IP Case

7/17/2020
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 authority on intellectual property law and is a regular...

Duration:00:13:59