Cole Schotz

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Court Plaza North
25 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601, United States
Phone: 201-489-3000
Fax: 201-489-1536
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

“Reverse” Like-Kind Exchanges Not Subject to NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax

In an Advisory Opinion issued near the end of 2016, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has determined that the transfer of real property in New York State from an “exchange accommodation titleholder” to a…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Employers Beware: Facebook Posts May Not Be Enough to Fire Employees

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Second Circuit affirmed a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruling, which found that Pier Sixty, LLC (“Pier Sixty”) violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) when it terminated its…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Courts Make Clear that General Objections are Generally Inappropriate

If your practice involves discovery, chances are you have been on the receiving end (and maybe the dispensing end) of prolix boilerplate general objections in response to interrogatories or document demands. Whatever logic may…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure

Delaware Court Orders Sale of Solvent Company’s Stock Despite Shareholder Objections

Delaware General Corporate Law § 226 (the “Custodian Statute”) bestows the Delaware Court of Chancery with the power to appoint a custodian for solvent companies and receivers for insolvent companies in certain circumstances…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

New York Joins Growing Lists of States to Guarantee Paid Leave

Beginning next year, New York will become the fourth state in America to guarantee paid family leave for private sector employees. On January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program (the “Program”) will take…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Delaware District Court finds that Bankruptcy Court Cannot Enter a Final Order Releasing Third-party Claims Without Constitutional Authority

In this post-Stern opinion (the “Opinion”), the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) addresses two main issues with respect to the approval of nonconsensual third-party releases provided for in…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

NYC Pay History Ban: Combating Wage Disparity

The New York City Council approved legislation on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, which bans NYC employers from relying on past salary history when making hiring decisions. The legislation, known as Introduction 1253-A, is intended to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Section 1521(a)(7) Found Inapplicable to State Law Fraudulent Conveyance Actions

On March 23, 2017, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (the “Court”) issued an opinion in the chapter 15 case of Banco Cruzeiro do Sul, S.A., a Brazilian bank (“BCSUL” or the “Debtor”), holding, among…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

Section 1129(a)(9)(A) Trumps DIP Orders

On January 5, 2017, Judge Sontchi of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware issued an opinion (the “Opinion”) in the pending Molycorp Chapter 11 case (Case No. 15-11357). In re Molycorp, Inc., 562 B.R. 67 (Bankr. D…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

No More Laches Defense for Patent Infringement

In what some perceive as a major shift from decades of precedent, the United States Supreme Court held last week that laches – unreasonable delay – is no longer a valid defense against a claim for patent infringement so long as…more
 /  Intellectual Property

An Empty Seat at the Table: Sovereign Immunity Bars Pre-Spill Act Liability

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified in NL Industries, Inc. v. State of New Jersey, (A-44-15) (March 27, 2017), that the State of New Jersey retains its sovereign immunity under the New Jersey Spill…more
 /  Environmental Law

Secondary Market Transaction Results in U.S. Court Jurisdiction Over Foreign Lender

Foreign financial institutions that trade dollar-denominated securities on the secondary market may not appreciate that they could be forced to defend an action arising from such a transaction in a U.S. court. That is what…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Employer-Compliance Obligations and Enjoined DOL Regulations

As previously discussed on this blog in a post dated November 23, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), in May of 2016, issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) revising its regulations construing the so-called…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Anticipating an Answer to the Most Vexing Question in Copyright Law?

Arguably one of the “most vexing” questions in all of copyright law will be answered this year. Or at least that is what many in the furniture and fashion industry are hoping…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Delaware Court of Chancery Rules on Unambiguous Director Removal Voting Requirements

In a recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Court struck down a corporate bylaw provision of NutriSystem, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), ruling the provision to be inconsistent with the Delaware…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts
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