Gary S. Kaminsky has over 35 years of experience in legal regulatory compliance, including the past six years in the cannabis industry. He focuses his practice on developing and implementing regulatory enterprise risk management infrastructure for companies investing and operating in the cannabis industry as well as for asset management companies, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions. Most recently, Gary has advised U.S. multi-state operators and other companies across the supply chain in the cannabis industry. He is frequently turned to as an informational resource by state and federal regulators and law enforcement.

Gary currently serves as Chief Regulatory Advisor for the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp, chairing its CBD Task Force, and is a founding member of its Cannabis Beverage and Capital Markets Councils. He frequently writes and speaks on cannabis industry issues.

Representative Matters

  • Several multi-state cannabis operators
  • Cannabis cultivators, processors, and other supply chain participants.
  • Cannabis trade associations 
  • State and federal legislatures and regulators 
  • Law enforcement
  • Asset management companies and broker-dealers
  • Securities administrators, custodians and transfer agents


My Greatest Strengths
  • My ability to advise clients operating in regulatory intensive industries and navigate complex and sometimes competing regulatory mandates to facilitate lawful execution of their strategies.
  • I am an SEC trained attorney with deep securities experience with expertise and industry knowledge in the cannabis space.


Videos & Podcasts
  • Senior Counsel Gary S. Kaminsky talks to Montel Williams on the Let’s Be Blunt podcast
    Podcast, March 16, 2022

Community & Professional

Community & Professional
  • American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp, Chief Regulatory Advisor
    • CBD Task Force, Chair
    • Cannabis Beverage Council, Founding Member
  • Athletes For Care, Board Member
  • Bloomberg Alternatives Marketing Council, Founding Board Member
  • Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Founding Board Member


J. D., State University of New York at Buffalo

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • New York


The Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers, 2022-2023

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