Douglas S. Trokie is a partner at Prince Lobel, and a member of the firm’s Business Transactions, Cannabis and Real Estate practice groups.

Doug has been representing individuals and companies of all sizes for over 30 years in a broad range of commercial, corporate and real estate transactions in the New York metropolitan area and Connecticut. Doug’s clients include corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals involved in numerous fields, including, cannabis, real estate, advertising, accounting, real estate, executive search and staffing services and wholesale/retail sales.

Doug has substantial experience representing and advising diverse business clients in corporate transactions, including formation of business entities, private mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and sales. Additionally, Doug counsels clients regarding general business matters and corporate issues, drafting by-laws, shareholders agreements, operating agreements and other corporate governance documents, as well as drafting and negotiating license agreements and employment/consulting agreements, serving as outside general counsel for many of his clients. In the area of real estate law, Doug represents businesses and individuals in the purchase or sale of commercial and residential real estate, and the drafting and negotiation of residential and commercial leases.

Doug is a member of the Cannabis Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association and a member of the Regulatory Committee of the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association, focused on helping companies in the cannabis industry looking to transact business in New York and Connecticut. Doug speaks on topics relating to cannabis law and most recently participated in a Panel of the Westchester Multi-Cultural Chamber speaking on the ABC’s of starting and operating a business for new entrepreneurs. Doug has also been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer® in the fields of Business and Corporate Law every year since 2015. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.

Areas of Experience 

• All aspects of business formation and representation of clients in the cannabis industry looking to enter the New York and Connecticut cannabis markets under the MRTA and RERACA.

• Counseling entities and individuals regarding corporate, commercial and real estate issues specifically related to Connecticut and New York State’s regulatory programs regarding cannabis and hemp.
• Forming and Advising Business Entities
• Drafting and Negotiating Shareholder Agreements, Operating Agreements and Corporate Governance Documents
• Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Sales Agreements, License Agreements and General Business Agreements
• Drafting and Negotiating Employment, Subcontractor, Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements
• Purchase and Sale of Businesses
• Purchase and Sale of Commercial and Residential Real Estate
• Drafting and Negotiating Commercial and Residential Leases
• Contested and Non-Contested Dissolutions of Business Entities

Education

  • Albany Law School, Union University, J.D., 1983
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York