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Cannabis Industry


Committee Members

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Jeffrey S. Gittler
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLPManhattan/Bronx
Richard J. Laneve Jr.
Vice Chair
Accounting BudsOut-of-State
Eric H. Altstadter EisnerAmper LLP Manhattan/Bronx
Benjamin Beskovic
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLPManhattan/Bronx
Andrew B. Blackman Schulman Lobel Zand Katzen Williams & Blackman LLPManhattan/Bronx
Richard J. Byllott Klein Liebman & Gresen LLC Suffolk
Christopher G. Cheeseman Giambalvo Stalzer & Company CPAs P.C.Nassau
Matthew J. Citrolo Friedman LLP Manhattan/Bronx
Brett Cornell
EisnerAmper LLP Manhattan/Bronx
Nicole P. Cunningham RGPQueens/Brooklyn
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About the Cannabis Industry Committee






Who We Are


Members of the Cannabis Industry Committee are accounting professionals that specialize in or have an interest in the various aspects of compliance, regulation and taxation that impact the cannabis industry.


What We Do


The objective of this committee is to provide a forum for addressing the technical, educational and professional needs of the Society membership specifically related to the cannabis industry.


The committee undertakes the following activities to meet this stated objective:


• Holds regularly scheduled meetings to discuss recent technical and legislative issues, including presentations by subject matter experts and noted industry luminaries.

• Includes an open forum in each meeting to discuss actual practice issues.

• Supports the Society in identifying and addressing emerging technical or professional issues.

• Establishes committee liaisons with other Society committees where applicable.

• Presents CPE technical sessions for the Society.

• Sponsors a conference each year, featuring relevant industry speakers, for members and interested parties.

• Contributes articles to Society publications.

• Addresses technical questions from Society members.

• Proposes and drafts comment letters to authoritative and regulatory bodies on relevant regulatory, compliance and tax issues.


Who Should Join


Society members with expertise or an interest in the cannabis industry should consider joining this committee. Membership provides a unique opportunity to network with other professionals in the field as well as to support the Society and the profession.