Robert E. Schiappacasse is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Corporate Practice Group and 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.
He represents middle market companies in a broad range of industries, including construction, transportation, real estate development, solid waste and recycling, and cannabis.
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 regulatory compliance.
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.