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2024 Northeast Regional Meeting - June 13-14, 2024 - Registration


Who: Primerus firms from the following states/regions have been invited to this meeting: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. Members outside the region are also welcome to attend.

Why: To bring multiple Primerus attorneys from firms in the region together for networking and business development purposes.

Primerus will be applying for CLE for this event.

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The Capital Grille – MetLife Building
200 Park Ave
New York, NY 10166

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$415 Registration Fee

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

7:00 p.m.              Dinner Reservation* (Pay on your own, Restaurant Location TBD)
*optional for anyone arriving to New York early

Friday, June 14, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast & Registration The Capital Grille - Capital Room
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Cannabis Licensing 101
Joshua Bauchner – Mandelbaum Barrett PC
Natalie Diaz – Mandelbaum Barrett PC
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Catered Lunch The Capital Grille
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.The Swift Effect: Taylor Swift’s Impact on Intellectual Property Law and Business Law
Carrie Ward – Earp Cohn P.C.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.The Legal Branding Playbook – Post Covid
Donna DeVita – Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

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Joshua Bauchner

Joshua Bauchner, of Mandelbaum Barrett PC, serves as the chair of the Cannabis and Psychedelics Practice Group and is a Partner in the Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups. He brings a depth of expertise and dedication to the practice, where he is involved in complex commercial and securities litigation, class actions, and bankruptcy-related issues. 

In the ever-evolving area of psychoactive substances, Josh was instrumental in co-hosting the inaugural Cannabis Symposium in New Jersey, attracting nearly a thousand attendees, with subsequent symposia continuing to garner attention. As a notable member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee, the NORML Legal Committee, and the Amicus Committee, he received the New Jersey Law Journal’s Innovator of the Year Award.*

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Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is an associate within the Cannabis, Hemp, and Psychedelics (“CHAP”) Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC. With a sharp understanding of the intricacies within the CHAP industries, Natalie guides both individuals and businesses through various legal matters including license acquisition, regulatory compliance, commercial real estate, and corporate transactions. Her dedication lies in providing robust legal representation while ensuring her clients possess a comprehensive understanding of their rights within these sectors.

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Carrie Ward

Carrie Ward, of Earp Cohn P.C., has twenty years’ experience in business law with a particular focus on entertainment, communications and media law. Her clients range from media group owners, small broadcasters and podcasters, actors, filmmakers, musicians and start-up entrepreneurs. She works with her clients on the day-to-day operations of their business from protecting intellectual property, reviewing and drafting all types of contracts including vendor and employment agreements, and reviewing advertising content for regulatory compliance.

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Donna DeVita

Donna DeVita, the Director of Marketing at Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, has served in this role for over eight years. Passionate and award-winning, Donna is a legal marketing professional who implements strategies to significantly enhance the firm’s visibility among potential clients across Long Island and New York City. She fosters community engagement through unique outreach initiatives and strategic public relations efforts. Additionally, Donna secures industry accolades and high rankings for the firm and its attorneys, elevating their recognition and reputation within the legal community.


Contact Robin Lewis at or by phone at 1.800.968.2211 or 1.616.454.9939.

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