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Location:
Syracuse, NY
Salary:
TBD
Posted:
March 17, 2020

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John M. Nichols, Esq

**** *** ****** ****, ************, New York 13066

315-***-**** (c) adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

BARCLAY DAMON LLP (f/k/a Hiscock & Barclay, LLP)

Counsel (NY Bar admitted Feb. 2008)

Syracuse, New York

Sept. 2007 to present

• Resolved business-critical investigation through policy-minded advocacy before regulator.

• Led license-winning team in multi-disciplinary application effort, and delivered legal counsel on operations, land use and zoning, banking, tax, environmental, and internal corporate matters.

• Spearheaded pro bono program for firm attorneys to volunteer in eviction court, and collaborated with legal services agency on training seminar/resources regarding recent statutory amendments.

• Influenced client strategy and operational standards for plant-touching facilities, manufacturing, delivery methods, packaging, and labeling, by guiding company leadership on legislation/policy.

• Obtained accelerated approvals of cannabis licensing amendments, by evolving and optimizing client relationships and communications with administrative agencies.

• Expanded licensed attorneys' knowledge of ethical, legal, and regulatory landscape of cannabis law practice, as program faculty for NY state bar continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.

• Improved compatibility of clients' social media presence with emerging policy environment trends, by proactively identifying existing risks and engaging with marketing arm on best practices.

• Grew business culture for cannabis compliance, by advancing policies and protocols on inspections, records, reporting, research, security, testing, waste, and employee eligibility.

• Protected client ROI in litigation portfolio as leader of team obtaining settlements and judgments, by interpreting statutory amendments and innovating responsive legal arguments. LEADERSHIP

JOWONIO SCHOOL

Board of Directors (past-VP); Personnel, Board Development Committees Syracuse, New York

December 2015 to present

• Improved employment risk, compliance, and compensation/benefits factors to maximize teacher retention for non-profit preschool founded on therapeutic/inclusive/diverse educational model. CAYUGA/SENECA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. Auburn, New York Board of Directors; Personnel Committee March 2011 to present

• Contributed to vitality of impoverished and disadvantaged communities, as corporate steward of local non-profit agency administering philanthropic programs (incl. Head Start/Early Head Start). EDUCATION

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW Syracuse, New York J.D., Lead Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Commerce May 2007 Associate Member, Moot Court Honor Society

Research Assistant, William M. Wiecek, Professor of Law & History (May 2006 to May 2007) Law Clerk, Welch Allyn, Inc. (Jan. 2005, Mar. 2006 to May 2007) MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Middlebury, Vermont

B.A., Economics (Minor: Music) May 2003

John M. Nichols, Esq.

6932 Old Quarry Road, Fayetteville, New York 13066

315-***-**** (c) adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

BARCLAY DAMON LLP (f/k/a Hiscock & Barclay, LLP) Syracuse, New York Counsel (NY Bar admitted Feb. 2008) Sept. 2007 to present

Resolved business-critical investigation through policy-minded advocacy before regulator.

Led license-winning team in multi-disciplinary application effort, and delivered legal counsel on operations, land use and zoning, banking, tax, environmental, and internal corporate matters.

Spearheaded pro bono program for firm attorneys to volunteer in eviction court, and collaborated with legal services agency on training seminar/resources regarding recent statutory amendments.

Influenced client strategy and operational standards for plant-touching facilities, manufacturing, delivery methods, packaging, and labeling, by guiding company leadership on legislation/policy.

Obtained accelerated approvals of cannabis licensing amendments, by evolving and optimizing client relationships and communications with administrative agencies.

Expanded licensed attorneys’ knowledge of ethical, legal, and regulatory landscape of cannabis law practice, as program faculty for NY state bar continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.

Improved compatibility of clients’ social media presence with emerging policy environment trends, by proactively identifying existing risks and engaging with marketing arm on best practices.

Grew business culture for cannabis compliance, by advancing policies and protocols on inspections, records, reporting, research, security, testing, waste, and employee eligibility.

Protected client ROI in litigation portfolio as leader of team obtaining settlements and judgments, by interpreting statutory amendments and innovating responsive legal arguments. LEADERSHIP

JOWONIO SCHOOL Syracuse, New York

Board of Directors (past-VP); Personnel, Board Development Committees December 2015 to present

Improved employment risk, compliance, and compensation/benefits factors to maximize teacher retention for non-profit preschool founded on therapeutic/inclusive/diverse educational model. CAYUGA/SENECA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. Auburn, New York Board of Directors; Personnel Committee March 2011 to present

Contributed to vitality of impoverished and disadvantaged communities, as corporate steward of local non-profit agency administering philanthropic programs (incl. Head Start/Early Head Start). EDUCATION

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW Syracuse, New York J.D., Lead Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Commerce May 2007 Associate Member, Moot Court Honor Society

Research Assistant, William M. Wiecek, Professor of Law & History (May 2006 to May 2007) Law Clerk, Welch Allyn, Inc. (Jan. 2005, Mar. 2006 to May 2007) MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Middlebury, Vermont

B.A., Economics (Minor: Music) May 2003

John M. Nichols, Esq

6932 Old Quarry Road, Fayetteville, New York 13066

315-***-**** (c) adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

REFERENCES

Sara E. Payne, Esq.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Jushi

1800 NW Corporate Boulevard, Suite 200

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

315-***-**** (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

Heather L. Sunser, Esq.

Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon Tower

125 East Jefferson Street

Syracuse, New York 13202

315-***-**** (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

Laurie A. Piccolo

Executive Director, Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. 89 York Street, Suite I

Auburn, New York 13021

315-***-**** x123 (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

Courtney M. Merriman, Esq.

Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon Tower

125 East Jefferson Street

Syracuse, New York 13202

315-***-**** (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

John M. Nichols, Esq.

6932 Old Quarry Road, Fayetteville, New York 13066

315-***-**** (c) adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

REFERENCES

Sara E. Payne, Esq.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Jushi

1800 NW Corporate Boulevard, Suite 200

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

315-***-**** (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

Heather L. Sunser, Esq.

Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon Tower

125 East Jefferson Street

Syracuse, New York 13202

315-***-**** (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

Laurie A. Piccolo

Executive Director, Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. 89 York Street, Suite I

Auburn, New York 13021

315-***-**** x123 (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com

Courtney M. Merriman, Esq.

Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon Tower

125 East Jefferson Street

Syracuse, New York 13202

315-***-**** (w)

315-***-**** (c)

adccbn@r.postjobfree.com



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