Meaghan focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation matters, with a focus in trusts and estates litigation. She litigates accounting disputes, drafts petitions and civil pleadings, performs complex research, defends objections and dispositive motions and has experience handling large-scale discovery productions. She is familiar with both civil practice and Surrogate's Court procedure. Meaghan was a Summer Associate at Harris Beach in 2016, and served as a law clerk in the Albany office during her final year of law school.
Meaghan advises organizations of all structures on developments within the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), including cultivators and processors, retailers, and distributors. She’s a frequent speaker on Cannabis topics and regularly publishes articles about the licensing process and legislative updates.
During law school, Meaghan served as Judicial Intern for the Hon. Kimberly A. O’Connor, Acting Justice for the Supreme Court of Albany County, where she drafted opinions on behalf of the court. As the Executive Director of the Anthony V. Cardona ’70 Moot Court Program, she directed more than 70 competitors in more than ten nationwide competitions. She competed twice in the University of Maryland’s National Health Law & Regulatory Compliance Competition in Baltimore, Maryland, is a member of the Order of the Barristers, and was awarded all four of the intraschool moot court awards as a third year law student. Meaghan also served as Associate Editor for the Albany Law Review.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- "Ross Hofherr Moderating and Meaghan Feenan Presenting as Panelist During Greater Rochester Chamber Cannabusiness Webinar," Webinar, October 2021.
- "Guidance Arrives for Medical Marijuana Home Cultivation in New York State," Harris Beach Legal Alert, October 2021.
- "Meaghan Feenan Tells Rochester Business Journal Organizations Should Ready Now for Cannabis Industry to Begin," Harris Beach In the News, August 2021.
- "Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Proposes 'The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act'," Harris Beach Legal Alert, July 2021.
- "Meaghan Lambert to Present on Rochester Business Journal Webinar Panel: The Business of Cannabis", Webinar, June 2021.
- “Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized in NYS – Your Questions Answered,” Harris Beach Podcast, June 2021.
- “New York State Department of Health Releases Amended Proposed Hemp Regulations,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, May 2021.
- “The Do’s and Don’ts of Citations,” New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section Journal- Vol. 54 No. 1, April 2021.
- “Harris Beach Attorneys Discuss Cannabis Legalization,” Harris Beach In the News, April 2021.
- “Agreement Reached on Legalization of Recreational Adult Use of Marijuana,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, March 2021.
- “SAFE Banking Act, Protecting Financial Partners of Cannabis Businesses, Likely to Become Law,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, March 2021.
- “Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization in NYS – What You Need to Know,” Harris Beach Podcast, March 2021.
- “The Tricky Evidentiary Challenges in Estate Litigation,” Harris Beach In the News – New York Law Journal, February 2021.
- “Judge Dismisses Fiduciary Duty and Breach of Trust Claims in Estate Litigation,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, February 2021.
- “Governor Cuomo Updates Proposal for Adult-Use Cannabis in New York State,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, February 2021.
- “Hemp Retail and Distributor License Applications Go Live,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, January 2021.
- "Evidentiary Issues Unique to Trusts and Estates Litigation," New York Law Journal, January 2021.
- “Connections: What should legalizing cannabis look like in New York State?,” Connections with Evan Dawson, January 2021.
- “Governor Cuomo Proposes Legalization of Recreational Marijuana,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, January 2021.
- “Governor Signs Amendment to New York Power of Attorney Statutory Form,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, January 2021.
- “Intermediate Trusts & Estates Planning,” New York State Bar Association, Fall 2019.
- “Right to Try” Laws: Does the Legislature Need to ‘Try Harder’?,” Albany Government Law Review, 10 Alb. Gov’t L. Rev. 1 (2016).