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
  • Health
  • 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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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

NYC Property Owners: Neighbors Who Are Renovating Might Use Your Property For Free.

The New York City Building Code, Chapter 33, requires a developer to safeguard adjoining property during the conduct of all construction and demolition operations. Accordingly, a developer and an adjoining property owner may…more
 /  Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New York Rings In Significant Employment Law Changes For The New Year

New York employers should be ready to kick-off 2018 with a slew of updated policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the State’s changing legal landscape. As we say “goodbye” to 2017, New York must say “hello” to the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tidewater Inc. Settles Its Remaining Charter Agreement Rejection Damage Claim After Judge Shannon Found Stipulated Loss Value Provision To Be An Unenforceable Penalty

On November 28, 2017, Tidewater Inc. and its affiliated debtors (collectively, the “Tidewater Debtors”) withdrew their motion objecting to final allowance of rejection damage claims of Fifth Third Equipment Finance Company…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

NYC Council Modifies Commercial Rent Tax

The New York City Council approved a bill on Thursday, November 30, that impacts thousands of small business owners located south of 96th Street in Manhattan. The bill modifies the threshold that businesses must meet in order to…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Technology As A “Horizontal” In M&A Transactions

Not too long ago, technology was considered a “vertical” market filled with companies that met the needs of the “technology” industry (think of the classic technology companies like Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, Intel, and IBM). …more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Virginia Is For Lovers … And Chapter 11?

It’s no secret that Delaware, New York (Southern District), and Texas (at least since the oil and gas crisis) have become known as the “hotspots” for filing large chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Whether due to desirable precedent,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

The Bankruptcy And Construction Junction: Making Your Texas Mechanic’s Lien Function Better In Bankruptcy

In order to secure a real property owner’s payment obligation, contractors, mechanics, materialmen, and other workmen are often granted a lien referred to by a variety of names including, materialmen’s liens, workmen’s liens,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Construction Law

Failure To Plan and Inaction Lead To Increased New Jersey Estate Tax

The New Jersey Tax Court recently released its opinion in Estate of Ruth Oberg, NJ Tax Court, Docket No 000240 (October 24, 2017), upholding the Division of Taxation’s assessment of additional New Jersey estate tax. The case…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

NYC Gets Its Groove Back – Repeals Cabaret Law

New York City finally got its groove back. After 91 years, the Cabaret Law (New York City Administrative Code § 20-359), a Prohibition-era law that has forbidden dancing at some New York City bars and clubs has been…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Contractors, Know Your Contracts!

Last week, New Jersey’s Appellate Division re-affirmed the principle that a court must strictly apply the terms of a construction contract when determining a dispute between contracting parties. Where the contract terms speak…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: A Tale As Old As Time

While sexual and other unlawful harassment issues have been present in the workplace for decades, the current news cycle has made the term a household name. One cannot turn on the television, open a newspaper or surf the web…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Do Not Delay Putting Your Special Needs Planning In Place

We all want to provide the best for our children, but most of us do not want to face the task of putting an estate plan in place for when we are not here. The everyday demands of life put this planning on the back-burner, and…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Reminder To NYC Employers: New Fair Workweek Laws Become Effective November 26, 2017

The controversial New York City Fair Workweek laws are scheduled to go into effect on November 26, 2017 at the conclusion of Thanksgiving weekend. We previously blogged about the new laws shortly after their enactment earlier…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A Degree Too Far: NY Bankruptcy Court Denies Debtors’ Request For Bankruptcy Rule 2004 Examination In Connection With Third-Party Litigation

History: In a June 14, 2017, bankruptcy blog titled “Six Degrees of Separation: Use of Bankruptcy Rule 2004 Examination in Connection with Third-Party Litigation“, we reported on what appeared to be a case of first impression…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure

ALERT: Register (Or Re-Register) Your DMCA Agent Online By December 31, 2017 Or Lose Safe Harbor Eligibility For User-Generated Content On Your Website

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) affords an invaluable safe harbor to online “service providers” (as that term is very broadly defined in the DMCA) for copyright infringement claims arising from user-generated…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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