Parlatore Law Group welcomes two new attorneys to our team

December 22, 2021 | Written By Laurel Sceviour

Jay Kotzker, Matthew Hunter

Parlatore Law Group, LLP is excited to announce our continued growth, as two new attorneys have joined our firm, increasing our strength in New York, Colorado, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Read on to learn more about what these impressive lawyers bring to

Parlatore Law Group.



Jay Kotzker, Esq.

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.

It is an honor to bring my years of experience in the cannabis and IP space to Parlatore Law Group.  I am excited to join such an innovative, diverse firm and thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this talented group of attorneys.”  Jay Kotzker

Mr. Kotzker is an active participant in various state and local stakeholder working groups, which are vital to the drafting and revising of 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, he 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 is admitted to practice in Colorado and New York.

To view Jay Kotzker’s full biography and contact information, click here.


Matthew Hunter, Esq.

Matthew Hunter is counsel with Parlatore Law Group and focuses his practice on employment law matters for employees and employers, including (but not limited to) discrimination, harassment, fair pay, family medical leave, and investigations. Additionally, Mr. Hunter focus his practice on strategically supporting the small business needs of entrepreneurs, startups and technology companies in matters ranging from formation and development to contract disputes.

I am excited to join the team at The Parlatore Law Group. This cloud-based platform provides me the ability to maintain work-life balance, yet still deliver top-notch legal service to clients while receiving the collaborative and administrative support necessary to succeed in representing my clients.” –Matt Hunter

Mr. Hunter joins Parlatore Law Group with extensive experience in health policy issues related to regulatory compliance, healthcare litigation and health care systems’ responses to public health emergencies. His experience advising health centers on compliance with federal, state, and local labor and employment law regulations makes him an asset to our team and to his clients seeking assistance with compliance analysis, negotiations, and settlements.

In addition to employment law matters, Mr. Hunter has experience providing practical legal counsel to business management regarding legal compliance with business laws and contract terms and conditions.

He is licensed to practice in Washington D.C., and Maryland and resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

To view Matthew Hunter’s full biography and contact information, click here.

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