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Joshua Bauchner

Joshua  Bauchner
Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC
365 Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Phone: 973-247-9000
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Joshua Bauchner


NORML Marijuana Business Section

NORML Marijuana Business Section

Joshua Bauchner

About Joshua Bauchner

Joshua S. Bauchner is a partner with the Firm and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department as well as a member of the Cannabis Law, Community Association Law and Bankruptcy departments. His areas of concentration include complex commercial, class action, bankruptcy-related, and securities litigation, including: enforcing commercial lease agreements, guaranties, purchase and sale contracts, and commis... read more »


Joshua S. Bauchner is a partner with the Firm and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department as well as a member of the Cannabis Law, Community Association Law and Bankruptcy departments. His areas of concentration include complex commercial, class action, bankruptcy-related, and securities litigation, including: enforcing commercial lease agreements, guaranties, purchase and sale contracts, and commission agreements; litigating partnership disputes; defending against class-actions arising from alleged violations of consumer protection and related statutes; litigating claims arising from bad faith denial of insurance coverage; and defending against commercial foreclosure actions.

Mr. Bauchner 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 also has taught as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and 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 also served on the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College.

Immediately prior to joining the Firm, 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.

Mr. Bauchner received his B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Bauchner served as law clerk to the Honorable Ursula Ungaro in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Joshua Bauchner -
Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC
365 Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 973-247-9000

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Civil Trial Law25.00%
Consumer Law10.00%
Commercial Real Estate Law10.00%
Business Law8.00%
Employment Law8.00%
Appellate Law8.00%
Business Bankruptcy8.00%
Foreclosure Defense7.00%
Construction Law5.00%
Landlord-Tenant Law5.00%
Real Estate Law3.00%


Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
New Jersey Member in Good Standing 2013
New York Member in Good Standing 2002

Work Experience

Position Duration
Partner 2011 – present


School Major Degree Year Graduated
Brooklyn Law School JD 2001
Wheaton College, MA BA 1995


Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2017 – present
Member NORML Legal Committee 2017 – present
NORML Marijuana Business Section present

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Publications and Articles

New Jersey’s Cannabis Industry is Growing: Where does it Grow from Here?

Published February 2017

Publisher: High Times Magazine

On September 14, 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law Assembly Bill No. 457, expanding the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (NJCUMMA) by adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the discrete list of statutorily defined illnesses qualifying for treatment with medicinal marijuana...

Colorado Indicates Cannabis is no Substitute for Alcohol

Published December 2016

Publisher: High Times Magazine

One of the most reliable opponents to legalization of cannabis has been the alcohol industry. In almost every state where referendums on legalization have been on the ballot, alcoholic beverage organizations have been among the biggest donors to the campaigns opposing it...

Cannabis Regulation in Nevada: A Guide for Potential Entrants into the Marketplace

Published November 2016

Publisher: High Times Magazine

As all stakeholders in the cannabis industry are well aware, medicinal and recreational marijuana cultivation and dispensing is a high-profile, heavily regulated industry. Currently, marijuana and cannabinoids are classified as Schedule I drugs by the federal government. However, despite this restriction, 25 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws exempting authorized medicinal marijuana use from criminal prosecution within that state. Additionally, Alaska, Colorado, the District

The NJ Construction Lien Law: A Powerful, Equitable Tool

Published October 2016

Publisher: New Jersey Law Journal

The New Jersey Construction Lien Law (CLL), N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1-38, presents a powerful tool for contractors and suppliers to ensure payment for services, material and equipment. Through simple filings with the county clerk and court, an unpaid contractor can secure a lien on the real property where the work was performed. Thus, although the failure to make payment may rest with the general contractor or a senior subcontractor, the lien creates a security interest in the real property impacting on

Brokers Beware: NJ Real Estate License Act has Strict Requirements

Published February 2016

Publisher: New Jersey Law Journal

Most real estate brokers know to put their client’s interests first. And, most do. However, even the most ethically conscientious broker may not be aware of the strict statutory requirements imposed by the New Jersey Real Estate License Act. These requirements govern, among other things, entry into both a brokerage agreement and a dual agency relationship whereby a broker represents both seller and buyer. The penalty for failure to comply is severe: forfeiture of the commission, and possible s

The Linear Construct of A Negligence Claim

Published March 2015

Publisher: New Jersey Law Journal

Lawyers can recite from memory the elements of a negligence cause of action, but how many fail to appreciate that the order of the elements is critical to any claims analysis

Let Them Plead in the Alternative

Published September 2014

Publisher: New York Law Journal

The right to plead claims in the alternative is well established in New York state practice and jurisprudence. Yet, courts often seek to “streamline” cases at the very nascent stages of a litigation by dismissing so-called “duplicative” claims seeking alternative forms of relief. This practice defies the permissive pleading standards embodied in the CPLR and often risks imposing unnecessary complexity and prejudice into the litigation for no useful reason.

The False Hope of Lost Profits Damages

Published September 2013

Publisher: New York Law Journal

Lost profits damages are frequently sought by clients who have suffered a business interruption due to another’s negligence or contractual breach. However, Courts often are reluctant to award such damages finding they are speculative and “icing” — they do not make the prospective plaintiff whole, but instead permit a surplus recovery in addition to compensatory or consequential damages. For these reasons, Courts have restricted lost profits damages requiring plaintiffs to demonstrate t

Fending Off the Appointment of a Receiver

Published July 2013

Publisher: New Jersey Law Journal

In today’s stressful economic climate, commercial property owners often are the victims of their tenant’s problems. While a national tenant may file for bankruptcy with the expectation of reorganizing under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the landlord is left having to service the mortgage without cash-flow from that tenant or any ability to commence an eviction or related action as a result of the automatic stay. 11 U.S.C. § 362. Sooner or later (likely sooner) the Landlord’s bank

Bankruptcy Trustee’s Avoidance Rights Are Nearly Limitless

Published October 2012

Publisher: Law 360

The article addresses Section 550 of the Bankruptcy Code which applies where the trustee, having already avoided a transfer of some property, seeks to recover that property. Under those circumstances, the recovery must be “for the benefit of the estate.” This requirement does not apply, however, where the trustee seeks only to avoid an obligation that the debtor incurred, which does not require any recovery to the estate. Additionally, Section 550 does not limit the amount of avoidance to a

Spotlight On Section 550 Of The Bankruptcy Code

Published July 2012

Publisher: Law 360

The “benefit of the estate” language of section 550 of the Bankruptcy Code informs and guides most bankruptcy practice. It permits the trustee to recover property from a transfer avoided pursuant to sections 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, 553(b), or 724(a). However, the “benefit of the estate language” often is limited by courts and practitioners to take into consideration only benefit to creditors of the estate; rather than to all of the various constituencies comprising the bankrupt estate,

The Forgotten Bank Holding Company Act of 1972

Published June 2012

Publisher: Law 360

The Bank Holding Company Act (“BHCA”) enacted by Congress to deter misconduct and compensate victims by permitting “[a]ny person who is injured in his business or property by reason of anything forbidden” in Section 1972 to bring suit. 12 U.S.C. § 1975. Congress intended the expansive BHCA to protect against the banking industry’s inherent coercive and anti-competitive market power by granting a private right of action to “any person” injured by “anything forbidden” in the sta