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Neil M. Kaufman

Neil M. Kaufman

Leading New York Corporate Cannabis Lawyer
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Securities Law, Business Law
  • New York
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Neil M. Kaufman is the managing member of Kaufman McGowan PLLC, Long Island’s Corporate & Securities Law Firm™ and Corporate & Securities Counsel to the Cannabis Industry™. He is a leading corporate cannabis lawyer in New York and the USA and a fixture of the New York and Long Island corporate and securities legal community.

Mr. Kaufman represents emerging growth, middle market and public companies and investment firms in their corporate, securities, financing, borrowing, merger & acquisition and other legal matters. Mr. Kaufman advises clients with respect to SEC regulation, public offerings, private placements and mergers & acquisitions, as well as all types of commercial contracts. He is a frequent speaker on corporate, securities, mergers & acquisitions and cannabis law topics.

Mr. Kaufman serves as:
-Trustee & Audit Committee Chairman of iDirect Private Markets Fund Fund, a closed-end private equity mutual fund and Two Roads Shared Trust, a collection of open-end alternative mutual funds.
-Chairman Emeritus of the Long Island Capital Alliance, a not-for-profit organization devoted to assisting emerging growth companies.
-Chairman of the Long Island Chapter of Financial Executives International.

Mr. Kaufman formerly served as:
-Chairman of the Board of a Nasdaq-listed technology company.
-Chairman of the Banking, Corporate & Securities Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Mr. Kaufman received a:
-J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1984, where he was a staff member of the Journal of International Law & Politics.
-B.A. from Binghamton University in 1981 with recognition for outstanding academic performance.

He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Mr. Kaufman has been named a:
-top 200 worldwide cannabis lawyer by CLR
-King of New York by Schneps Media
-Cannabis Industry Power Player by PoliticsNY & amNY Metro in 2022
-2016-2023 SuperLawyer
-Leader in Law by LIBN

Practice Areas
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Securities Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 1984236
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Professional Experience
Chairman Emeritus
Long Island Capital Alliance
- Current
Trustee & Audit Committee chairman
iDirect Private Markets Fund
- Current
Trustee & Audit Committee Chairman
Two Roads Shared Trust
- Current
Financial Executives International-Long Island Chapter
- Current
New York University School of Law
J.D. (1984) | Law
Activities: staff, Journal of International Law & Politics
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. (1981) | Political Science & History
Honors: Outstanding Academic Performance
Activities: President, SUNY Binghamton Students for President Carter
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Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer
Cannabis Law Report
Top 200 cannabis lawyer in the world
King of New York
Schneps Media
Cannbais Industry Power Player
PoliticsNY/amNY Metro
Professional Associations
International Cannabis Bar Association
Advisory Board member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 1984236
- Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
Chairman, Banking & Securities Law Committee
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Websites & Blogs
Kaufman McGowan Website
CanBizLaw Website
Cannabis Page
Mergers & Acquisitions Page
Contact & Map
190 Motor Pkwy
Suite 200
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 972-0042
Fax: (631) 410-1007
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Sunday: Open 24 hours
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