Neil M. Kaufman is the managing member of Kaufman McGowan PLLC, Long Island’s Corporate & Securities Law Firm™ and Corporate & Securities Counsel to the Cannabis Industry™. He is a leading corporate cannabis lawyer in New York and the USA and a fixture of the New York and Long Island corporate and securities legal community.
Mr. Kaufman represents emerging growth, middle market and public companies and investment firms in their corporate, securities, financing, borrowing, merger & acquisition and other legal matters. Mr. Kaufman advises clients with respect to SEC regulation, public offerings, private placements and mergers & acquisitions, as well as all types of commercial contracts. He is a frequent speaker on corporate, securities, mergers & acquisitions and cannabis law topics.
Mr. Kaufman serves as:
-Trustee & Audit Committee Chairman of iDirect Private Markets Fund Fund, a closed-end private equity mutual fund and Two Roads Shared Trust, a collection of open-end alternative mutual funds.
-Chairman Emeritus of the Long Island Capital Alliance, a not-for-profit organization devoted to assisting emerging growth companies.
-Chairman of the Long Island Chapter of Financial Executives International.
Mr. Kaufman formerly served as:
-Chairman of the Board of a Nasdaq-listed technology company.
-Chairman of the Banking, Corporate & Securities Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Mr. Kaufman received a:
-J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1984, where he was a staff member of the Journal of International Law & Politics.
-B.A. from Binghamton University in 1981 with recognition for outstanding academic performance.
He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Mr. Kaufman has been named a:
-top 200 worldwide cannabis lawyer by CLR
-King of New York by Schneps Media
-Cannabis Industry Power Player by PoliticsNY & amNY Metro in 2022
-Leader in Law by LIBN