Charles J. Messina, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice Group and Jennifer Mazawey, Esq., Partner in Genova Burns Commercial Real Estate Group, share their insights with Real Estate NJ on the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey and its impact on the commercial real estate sector. Real Estate NJ's November RoundTable can be read here.
Charles J. Messina devotes much of his practice to advising canna-businesses and entrepreneurs on issues ranging from regulatory compliance to licensing as well as litigating various types of matters including complex contract and commercial disputes, insurance and employment defense matters, trademark and franchise issues and professional liability, TCPA and shareholder derivative actions. He also teaches one of the region’s first Cannabis law school courses as an adjunct professor in New York.
Jennifer Mazawey represents developers in all aspects of projects, regularly appearing before planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment. Ms. Mazawey assists clients with permit acquisitions from agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation.
Ms. Mazawey advises clients on drafting professional services and construction contracts and represents them in construction-related disputes. She provides counseling and training on all aspects of the development process.