Robert E. Schiappacasse is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Corporate Practice
Group and Co-Chair of the Cannabis Industry Practice Group. He has experience
in a broad range of commercial legal matters, with a focus on mergers and
acquisitions; corporate structure and governance, including state and federal
regulatory filings; asset-based and mortgage-secured financings; and commercial
real estate, including its acquisition, sale and leasing.
He represents middle market companies in a broad range of
industries, including construction, transportation, real estate development,
solid waste and recycling, insurance and retail.
As an Executive Committee Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cannabis
Law Committee and the Chair of the Business Law Section’s Cannabis Committee, Mr. Schiappacasse is at the forefront of New Jersey’s expanding
cannabis industry. He has also counseled clients throughout the country,
including the states of Nevada, Arizona, Maryland and Pennsylvania, on cannabis
industry matters ranging from acquisitions to corporate structuring to
Mr. Schiappacasse is also one of a small group of attorneys
who handles transactions involving the demolition and sale of plant processes,
both domestically and internationally, and also represents restaurants and bars
in connection with the purchase, sale, transfer and renewal of liquor licenses
in the State of New Jersey.
In addition to his prior experience within the corporate
departments of large national law firms, Mr. Schiappacasse also served as in-house
counsel for a mergers and acquisitions investment banking firm. In that role, he was responsible for a
variety of transactions and regulatory matters in conjunction with complex
roll-up acquisitions by public companies in the solid waste, trucking and
heating oil industries.