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

The Supreme Court Clarifies The Scope Of Section 546(E)’S Safe Harbor For Securities Related Transactions In Merit Management Group, LP V. FTI Consulting, Inc.

The Bankruptcy Code gives a bankruptcy trustee, or the debtor in possession, the power to “avoid” certain transfers made by the debtor at various times before filing for bankruptcy relief. Congress provided a number of limits…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Signs Of Federal Retreat On Legal Cannabis

After months of uncertainty surrounding the enforceability of state marijuana legislation in light of federal prohibitions, President Trump may have offered the legal cannabis industry some solace. Late last week, President…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

The New Tax Law May Make Your Patents And Other IP Less Valuable

One little-publicized part of the new tax law (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) may negatively affect the value of some patents and other intellectual property. It does so by changing the tax treatment of income from sales of…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Recent Bankruptcy Court Decisions Address Bankruptcy Code Section 365

Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code provides that a debtor “subject to the court’s approval, may assume or reject any executory contract or unexpired lease of the debtor.” 11 U.S.C. § 365. This provision is a powerful tool…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Room For Growth In New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program

On March 23, 2018, in response to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 6 which directed the New Jersey Department of Health (“Department”) to review New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program (the “Medical Marijuana Program” or…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

NJ Passes Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

On March 27, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature passed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”), which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Blurred Lines: You Could Decide The Next Big Music Copyright Case!

In 2015, a California jury decided that the mega-hit “Blurred Lines” by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris (a/k/a “T.I.”) infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye’s song, “Got To Give It Up.” The jury awarded…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

ADA Lawsuits: Are Major Changes Coming?

When Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA as it is routinely referred to, in 1990 it probably could not have envisioned the sheer number of lawsuits that would be filed under the ADA in the ensuing…more
 /  Civil Rights

Ninth Circuit Affirms “Per Plan” Approach To Interpret “Impaired Accepting Class” For Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation Purposes

In JPMCC 2007-C1 Grasslawn Lodging, LLC v. Transwest Resort Props. Inc., et al. (In re Transwest Resort Props. Inc.), Case No. 16-16221, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1947 (9th Cir. Jan. 25, 2018), the Ninth Circuit was the first Circuit…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

IRS To Close Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program This September

On March 13, 2018, the IRS announced that the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) will be closing on September 28, 2018. This program has been in place since 2009. In general, US persons, that is, citizens and…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation

Blockchain And Cryptocurrency: Recent Legal And Regulatory Developments

The first two weeks in March 2018 have seen a number of developments with respect to the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the United States. Regulation of Online Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms- On March 7, 2018, the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Second Circuit Holds That Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation Is Illegal Under Title VII

In a landmark decision, the Second Circuit (which covers New York, Connecticut, and Vermont), ruled that discrimination based on an employees’ sexual orientation is actionable under Title VII. The Second Circuit in Zarda v…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Power Hungry Cannabis Industry Faces Mix Of Energy Related Taxes, Fees, And Regulations

Growing cannabis, especially indoors, is energy-intensive. It can take upwards of 5,000 kWh to grow just one kilogram of cannabis (2,000 kWh to grow one pound) as compared to 10,000 kWh of energy to power a residence in the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

The Path To Legalization: New Jersey’s Pursuit Of Marijuana Reform

Upon assuming office earlier this year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy emphasized his intention to legalize marijuana for adult use throughout the State as a priority item. To that end, the State of New Jersey has already taken…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Proposed Changes To CERCLA/Superfund, Brownfield Redevelopment Projects – Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Impacts More Than Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its much-anticipated Infrastructure Plan. While the bulk of the more than 50-page document proposes a wide array of funding and reforms for various infrastructure programs,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law
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