Joshua Bauchner is co-chair of the Litigation Department, head of the Controlled Substances and Regulatory Law Department, and a member of the Community Association and Bankruptcy departments. He devotes his practice to complex commercial, class action, bankruptcy-related and securities litigation, including:
As head of the Controlled Substances and Regulatory Law Practice Group, Josh co-hosted on behalf of the Firm the first-ever Cannabis Symposium in New Jersey which drew nearly a thousand people (two other Symposia followed). He is co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee, a member of the NORML Legal Committee and Amicus Committee, has spoken at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at the Jacob Javits Center, and has presented CLE’s on cannabis at the NY and NJ State Bar Associations, among other fora across the country. He also was honored with the New Jersey Law Journal’s Innovator of the Year Award for his work in the cannabis space and also publishes regularly on the topic.
Josh also represents condominium and cooperative boards of management, is a licensed real estate instructor in the state of New York and teaches a course for real estate sales professionals. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.
Following law school, Josh served as law clerk to the Honorable Ursula Ungaro in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Immediately prior to joining Ansell Grimm & Aaron, he was deputy director of the Legal Division at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and previously worked at a national litigation firm.
Josh was appointed by the Manhattan borough president to serve on Manhattan Community Board 10, where he was treasurer of the board and co-chair of the Committee on Land Use. He is president of the Wheaton College Alumni Association and serves on the college’s board of trustees. He has also served on the boards of the New York Theater Ballet, Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and Harlem Wellness Center.
“Managing Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” GreenEntrepreneur (April 3, 2019)
“Staying Ahead of New Cannabis Laws,” IndustryWeek (March 28, 2019)
“New Jersey’s Cannabis Industry Is Growing: Where Does It Grow from Here?” High Times Magazine
“Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy: How to Keep from Losing Your Shirt,” Retail Info Systems (Feb. 20, 2019)
“NJ Arbitration Ruling Puts Burden On Employers” (April, 5, 2018)
“The NJ Construction Lien Law: A Powerful, Equitable Tool,” New Jersey Law Journal (Oct. 3, 2016)
“Brokers Beware: NJ Real Estate License Act has Strict Requirements,” New Jersey Law Journal (Feb. 29, 2016)
“The Linear Construct of A Negligence Claim,” New Jersey Law Journal (March 23, 2015)
“Let Them Plead in the Alternative,” New York Law Journal (Sept. 12, 2014)
“The False Hope of Lost Profits Damages,” New York Law Journal (Sept. 27, 2013)
“Fending Off The Appointment of a Receiver,” New Jersey Law Journal (July 1, 2013)
“Bankruptcy Trustee’s Avoidance Rights Are Nearly Limitless,” Law360 (Oct. 22, 2012)
“Spotlight on Section 550 of the Bankruptcy Code,” Law360 (July 18, 2012)
“The Forgotten Bank Holding Company Act of 1972,” Law360 (June 12, 2012)
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Wheaton College, B.A., cum laude, 1995