Cole Schotz

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

Is Your Intern Really An Intern Or An Employee – DOL Adopts The “Primary Beneficiary Test”

As the winter months bear down on us, many of us find our thoughts wistfully drifting to sun, sand, and all things summer. Summer months, however, also bring (for most employers) summer interns and one of the more befuddling…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Tax Law Discourages Use Of Nondisclosure Provisions In Sexual Harassment And Abuse Cases

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) makes many changes to federal tax law, but one provision of the Act should be of interest to employers and claimants settling claims of sexual harassment and abuse. In the wake of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Preparing Borrowers For The LIBOR Phase-Out: Some Practical Advice

As a result of the well-publicized scandals involving LIBOR rate manipulation, British regulators announced plans in July 2017 to phase-out LIBOR by 2021 and replace it with a more reliable benchmark. In addition to other…more
 /  Finance & Banking

New Tax Law – What To Consider Before December 31st

The new tax bill passed by Congress is expected to be signed into law by President Trump in the next few days. Based on the changes that will take place as of January 1, 2018, there are several items that taxpayers should…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

IRS To Begin Revoking U.S. Passports Of Delinquent Taxpayers

Beginning January 1, 2018, the IRS will begin implementing Section 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code to certify tax debt to the State Department. This will allow the State Department to revoke or withhold the issuance of…more
 /  Taxation

New Jersey Enacts Uniform Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets Act

New Jersey recently enacted the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (the “Act”). In general, the Act provides executors, trustees, guardians, and power of attorney holders (“fiduciaries”) with the ability to access…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The NLRB Reframes The Standard For Review Of Employer Handbooks

In a monumental decision last week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) overruled 13 years of precedent and reframed the test for determining whether “facially neutral” employer handbooks, rules, and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

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
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