James K. Landau


Practice Areas


Jim Landau is a partner and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Cannabis practice groups.  Jim represents clients in litigation before Federal, New York State and Local courts and other tribunals, including arbitration and mediation before the American Arbitration Association.

Jim’s practice also focuses on providing day-to-day business counseling to cannabis and other businesses with an eye toward avoiding problems before they arise.  Jim has become a thought leader in the New York Cannabis legal community. He frequently writes and speaks on such topics as attorney ethics, cannabis banking and licensing of cannabis businesses. Jim is chair of the ethics committee of the Cannabis Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and co-chair of the Cannabis and CBD Litigation committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.  He is also a founder and immediate past co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee, and he is a director and chairs the regulatory committee of the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association.  Jim is a past president of the White Plains Bar Association and is a vice president of the Westchester County Bar Association.

Jim has been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer® in the area of Commercial Litigation every year since 2012.  In addition, Jim has received a peer review rating of AV®Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell®.

Prior to joining Prince Lobel, Jim was an attorney at McCarthy Fingar LLP in White Plains, New York, and Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP, Proskauer LLP and Brown Raysman & Millstein LLP in New York City.

Areas of Experience

  • Litigation of Commercial Disputes in State and Federal Courts and in Arbitration
  • Cannabis Industry Litigation
  • Cannabis pre-application planning
  • Construction Litigation
  • Litigation of Business Torts, including Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Fraud
  • Corporate and Partnership Dissolution Actions
  • Enforcement of Non-Competition Covenants in Employment Agreements
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secret Actions
  • Actions involving Enforcement or Removal of Mechanic’s Liens on Commercial Property
  • Article 78 Proceedings
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Appeals
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant litigation


Super Lawyers 2023


  • Boston University School of Law, JD, 1985
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Pennsylvania (non-resident active)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York