Steven Epstein is a founding partner at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, and has 29 years of experience. He is recognized as one of the foremost attorneys in the country, specializing in representing clients accused of DWI, vehicular homicides and other criminal offenses. He has successfully defended individuals accused of vehicular homicides and has tried over 100 jury cases to verdict. Mr. Epstein has developed an expertise in handling issues surrounding the cannabis industry and recently produced and lectured at a two-day symposium entitled “Cannabis in the Catskills.”
Where do you see the cannabis industry in New York State in five years?
New York offers an opportunity to be the most lucrative marketplace for cannabis in the nation. If the regulations are passed and enforced wisely, a controlled marketplace should lead to a state where the income can benefit everyone from farm to table.
What attracted you to the cannabis industry?
As an attorney who has practiced DWI defense for my entire career, I saw the future of what legalization meant to my industry, but I also recognize the social and economic advantages to our society of a regulated marketplace.
Tell us one fun fact about cannabis!
Our founding father, George Washington, cultivated hemp on his hemp farm.
Cannabis has clear value to people’s health. Tell us your favorite way to stay healthy and fit.
By making time to keep my mind clear and my body active whenever I can.