Subin Joins Firm as Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Joshua B. Subin has joined our firm as counsel. Joshua is a former Assistant Town Attorney with the Town of Cortlandt and is a member of our Municipal Law & Land Use and Commercial Litigation groups. Joshua practices in the areas of New York municipal law, zoning, planning, litigation and environmental law. He counsels municipal entities in Westchester County, including Boards of Trustees, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeal. Joshua also represents private clients on zoning and planning approvals on real estate development throughout Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. He is also a respected commercial litigator and represents private clients in litigation matters, including, but not limited to, commercial, contract, land use and zoning and real property disputes.

McCarthy Fingar’s “Super Lawyers”

Six of McCarthy Fingar’s lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Susan Taxin Baer has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning & Probate. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law.  Michael S. Kutzin has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation and Elder Law. James K. Landau has again been selected in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Appellate. Frank W. Streng has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Douglas S. Trokie has again been selected in the fields of Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Landau Interviewed by Crain’s New York Business on New York’s New Cannabis Law

The historic passage of New York’s new Cannabis Law (on March 31, 2021) – that legalizes adult-use of cannabis (marijuana) – has made Jim Landau a very popular lawyer at McCarthy Fingar. Jim, who leads the firm’s Cannabis Law group, was recently interviewed by Crain’s New York Business on the new law’s effect on mortgage financing for landlords who lease property to weed dispensaries, in an article entitled, “Small landlords could see big benefits of marijuana legalization.” The interview is excerpted below:

“There’s also a chance that banks may look the other way, said James Landau, a legal expert on cannabis.

‘The landlords that have federally backed mortgages are nervous they may have to list who their tenants are and who their businesses are,’ he said, ‘but the likelihood is that there’s not going to be enforcement here.’

Even if a landlord doesn’t have a federally backed mortgage but is depositing its rent roll from a marijuana tenant into the bank, that could technically be an issue. But it all depends on how much the bank is willing to inquire about who the landlord’s tenants are, Landau said.”