Charles X Gormally and Law Firm Welcome Aboard Attorneys to Push Cannabis Law Forward in New Jersey
Law office Brach Eichler in Roseland, New Jersey has added two new attorneys to its existing cannabis practice, highlighting the importance of cannabis law to the firm.
“We anticipate an expanded medical marijuana bill to pass soon in New Jersey,” said Charles X Gormally, who is the chair of the litigation practice and co-chair of the cannabis practice. “Because of this, we have chosen to add more manpower to our cannabis practice and believe it will strengthen us greatly.”
The first attorney who has been added to the cannabis practice has been at Brach Eichler since 1998. Matthew M. Collins works as the chair of the labor and employment practice at the law firm. This labor and employment experience will prove invaluable to the cannabis practice, Charles X Gormally said, as it proves to be a unique challenge for cannabis legalization.
Matthew M. Collins represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitrations and before administrative agencies, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the New Jersey Department of Labor.
The other attorney who is joining the cannabis practice is Susan R. Rubright, who became part of the Brach Eichler team in 2005. She practices environmental law and real estate law and her clients have included pharmacies and medical providers, as well as retail centers.
Susan R. Rubright understands the redevelopment process from many angles, as she has worked with redevelopers, represented a planning board and sought the removal of properties from inclusion in a redevelopment area.
“Matthew Collins and Susan Rubright both have an experience that is highly valuable to working on the cannabis practice,” Charles X Gormally said. “The cannabis business has opportunities in real estate and land use regulation, taxation, labor and employment and more, so these lawyers will be a great asset as New Jersey gets closer to legalizing marijuana.”
The cannabis law practice at Brach Eichler now has eight members, who are “uniquely qualified to navigate complicated and highly regulated marketplaces,” according to its website, while also providing practical guidance to entrepreneurs in the cannabis field.
Brach Eichler was founded in 1967 and was ranked Best Law Firms of 2019 by U.S. News and in Chambers USA 2019. Brach Eichler has 79 attorneys in total and the firm is a pioneer in health care and real estate law.
More information about Charles X Gormally and the cannabis practice at Brach Eichler, including a new cannabis video series, can be found at bracheichler.com/practices/cannabis-law.