Jay Kotzker is a partner at Parlatore Law Group with over 15 years of legal experience. He focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property and cannabis business law, including brand development and protection, and guiding clients through cannabis business licensing, compliance, and operational issues.
Mr. Kotzker is an active participant in various state and local stakeholder working groups, which are vital to the drafting and revising state and local laws affecting cannabis businesses. He is keenly invested in the development of cannabis compliance and on the forefront of changes affecting operations. He has drafted numerous Standard Operating Procedures touching on all areas of compliant cannabis business operations, as well.
Additionally, Mr. Kotzker is actively involved in monitoring legal developments affecting cannabis businesses around the country. He has experience working on licensing applications and with cultivation, manufacturing and dispensary facilities in numerous U.S. states and territories. He also provides legal guidance on commercial real estate, banking, third party vendors, and employment issues, with proficiency in advising on mergers and acquisitions and litigation issues affecting cannabis businesses. Mr. Kotzker’s time spent as general counsel to two multi-state cannabis operators has helped him to develop a strong working knowledge of the nuanced legal issues affecting the cannabis industry, from plant touching matters, to employment issues, dispute resolution, marketing, advertising, and regulatory compliance.
He is licensed to practice in Colorado and New York.
He currently lives in Colorado with his wife and three children
Colorado Bar Association
Admitted to Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of New York; District of Colorado
The George Washington University Law School, Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, Washington D.C., 2004
St. Thomas University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Miami, FL., 2003
North Carolina State University, B.A. History, 1999