In April 2018, we noted here the planned return of Keith McNally’s much loved iconic Meatpacking bistro, Pastis. It has been one of the most awaited restaurant openings of the year. The original Pastis closed five years ago, its old building was torn down and replaced by what is now the RH Gallery. McNally has teamed up with James Beard award-winning restauranteur Stephen Starr to reopen Pastis at 52 Gansevoort Street. It has finally arrived. The opening will be this Friday, June 7, 2019. While Starr is taking control of the day to day operations, McNally is very much involved. The new place is not an exact replica of the original Pastis, but it is certainly reminiscent of it. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Pastis team.
On June 1, 2019, the president of the New York State Bar Association appointed Bernstein Redo, P.C.’s Donald Bernstein to the Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law. In January 2018 Mr. Bernstein had testified before a joint committee of the New York Assembly on cannabis law. The State Bar Association committee is charged with serving as the association’s focal point for the evolving legal status of cannabis at both the state and federal level. Cannabis law is perhaps one of the fastest growing yet complex areas of the law that poses a broad spectrum of challenges. Much of the proposed New York legislation tracks parallel statutes and regulations controlling the licensing of alcoholic beverages. This Committee seeks to help NYSBA lawyers give their clients better advice through sharing educational resources, and otherwise helping New York set the highest possible legal and business standards for legalized cannabis products.