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

IRS Withdraws Proposed Code §2704 Regulations On Lapsing Rights And Restrictions

The IRS has withdrawn the controversial proposed regulations under Code §2704 that would have significantly affected the use of discounts in US estate planning. Code §2704 provides that certain “applicable restrictions” on…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The Critical Importance Of Properly Serving A Construction Lien Claim

So, you properly file your construction lien claim within the time allowed by the New Jersey Construction Lien Law (“CLL”), and then timely send out a copy of the lien by certified and ordinary mail to the address of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law

NYC To Defer To The FDA In Calorie Posting Rules

As New Yorkers enjoy their pumpkin spice lattes, the fact that a Grande (16oz) serving will cost them about 380 calories (including 2% milk and whipped cream, because why not?) is becoming common knowledge. Calorie information…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

UPDATE: New York DOL Amends Regulation Governing Home Health Care Aides Pay

As previously discussed, recent decisions from the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, found a New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) opinion letter was not a “rational or reasonable” interpretation of New York…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

24-Hour Pay For Live-In Home Health Care Aides

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, issued two decisions in September that have serious ramifications for the home health care industry. In Moreno v. Future Care Health Servs., Inc., 2017 WL 4018898 (N.Y. App. Div…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Uniformed Service Members To Become A Protected Class Under The New York City Human Rights Law

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of uniformed service. The amendment takes effect on November…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New York Special Needs Act Becomes Law

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation which amends New York law to allow mentally-competent disabled individuals under age 65 to establish a first-party Special Needs Trust without court petition. …more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Some Upside To Being Upside-Down: The Fifth Circuit Provides Undersecured Creditors An Additional Front On which To Contest Preference Claims

Undersecured creditors face unique challenges because they are neither fully secured nor fully unsecured. Beyond the obviously undesirable issue of being upside-down on their deal, undersecured creditors often are exposed to…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

New York Virtual Currency Business License: What To Know

New York entrepreneurs in the virtual currency space must be careful to follow New York’s licensing requirements enacted under Financial Services Law Sections 102, 104, 201, 206, 301, 302, 309, and 408. Under the new regulations…more
 /  Finance & Banking

The Third Circuit Weighs In On The Warn Act

Short Summary- In In re AE Liquidation, Inc., 866 F.3d 515 (3d Cir. 2017), the Third Circuit answered two important legal questions under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (the WARN Act). First,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment Law

2017/2018 Estate And Gift Tax Update

Experts have started to calculate the inflation adjustments to key estate and gift exemption amounts for 2018. Note that these are not the official figures to be released by the IRS, but should be used as a guide. The IRS will…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Reflecting The Parties’ Intentions In Operating Agreements: Reminder On Silent Terms

Does your operating agreement reflect your intentions? New Jersey’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “RULLCA”) became effective on March 18, 2013. As noted in a post we authored in 2014, although initially…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Some Important Factors To Consider Before Creating A Special Needs Trust

A Third-Party Special Needs Trust (also referred to as a “Supplemental Needs Trust”) allows parents or other relatives of a special needs beneficiary to dedicate assets to the beneficiary by gift or inheritance without affecting…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Navigating The Added Challenges Of Divorce In New Jersey With A Special Needs Child

Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples and can be especially complicated and heartbreaking when children are involved. Parents of children with special needs, however, face additional challenges…more
 /  Family Law

Federal Court In Texas Holds That The Department Of Labor’s Final Rule Changing The White Collar Exemptions Invalid

On August 31, 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (the “Court”) invalidated the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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