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CCG Welcomes Cannabis Tax Expert - Jason W. Klimek, Esq.


The Castetter Cannabis Group is proud to announce that Jason W. Klimek, an accomplished cannabis tax attorney, will be joining the team as an advisor and cannabis tax subject matter expert. His specialized experience has afforded him an understanding of the intricate cannabis tax structures, matched only by a select few.


About Jason W. Klimek, Esq.

Jason focuses his practice on cannabis companies, startups, and small to mid-sized technology companies. In addition, he advises clients on various complex taxation and federal tax compliance issues affecting business owners within the cannabis industry. He also advises clients on entity selection, taxation, funding, intellectual property, employment matters, and securities transactions.

As a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law and a Cannabis Attorney, Jason has been at the forefront of New York’s emerging cannabis law. He has worked with New York legislators, providing analyses regarding taxation and licensing. Jason also volunteers time as legal advisor to Roc NORML, where he has become a thought leader in the industry.

Jason is also a regular columnist in local publications writing articles about cannabis, entity structure, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, taxation of intellectual property and personal taxation.


Practice Areas:

  • Corporate

  • Cannabis

  • Taxation

  • Intellectual Property


Taxation LL.M., Boston University (2014),

J.D., Touro Law, magna cum laude (2011).

B.S., St. John Fisher College, Management/Corporate Finance (2007)


  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association, Member- Committee on Cannabis Law

  • HempLab, Inc. – Member of the Board of Directors

Honors & Achievements:

  • CALI Excellence Award, Federal Income Tax

  • CALI Excellence Award, Family Law

Recent Publications:

  • Hemp, CBD and Cannabis – How Federal and & NY Laws will Play Out for Industry Participants – The Daily Record, February 1, 2019

  • Many Online Retailers will be SALTy about a New Supreme Court Decision – The Daily Record, July 25, 2018

  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Let the (tax) Games Begin – The Rochester Business Journal, January 5, 2018

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