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Barclay Damon names Burgio cannabis team leader

By Journal Staff


Aleece Burgio
Aleece Burgio

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Barclay Damon LLP announced it has named Aleece Burgio, special counsel, as the firm’s new cannabis team leader.

In this role, she will lead and oversee multi-disciplinary team members in counseling clients across the full spectrum of cannabis-related legal issues, the Syracuse–based law firm said in a news release.

Burgio’s primary focus is structuring, licensing, and maintaining compliant cannabis businesses at the local, state, and federal levels. She is based in the law firm’s Buffalo office. Outside the firm, Burgio serves as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law.

She began her legal career at a Portland, Oregon–based cannabis law firm and has experience working with both public- and private-sector clients, including state regulatory agencies, financial institutions, and licensed businesses.

“Aleece has been an invaluable asset on our cannabis team, using her deep industry knowledge and experience to successfully assist clients navigating this new regulatory terrain and emerging business environment,” John Langan, Barclay Damon’s managing partner, said. “We are thrilled that she accepted the new leadership position, and we are confident that she will drive our innovative practice forward to best support our clients’ needs as the cannabis field continues to grow and evolve.”

Barclay Damon says it launched its cannabis team in July 2018, with its members having nearly a decade of cannabis-specific experience.

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