Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions
The attorneys in the Cole Schotz Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions Department leverage their extensive legal knowledge and business and tax backgrounds to provide practical advice to our clients regarding all business matters, from simple governance issues to complex corporate transactions. In our role as trusted counsel, we strive to assist companies in achieving their short- and long-term business objectives.
Our clients vary in size from public corporations to closely held and family owned businesses and sole proprietorships. They also span a wide range of industry and market sectors, including, finance, venture capital, private equity, manufacturing, distribution, professional services, technology, pharmaceutical, health care, insurance and surety.
With offices throughout the mid-Atlantic and in Texas, we are able to provide experienced counsel to clients in multiple jurisdictions. We frequently work closely with firm members in other practice areas in order to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ business challenges. We pride ourselves on client service, and make ourselves available to address our clients’ needs regardless of the day or time.
Within each of our department’s sub-groups, we have experienced attorneys providing high caliber, cost efficient legal advice with respect to such matters as: choice of business entity and related tax consequences; partnership; operating and stockholder agreements; corporate governance; taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions; asset acquisitions and divestitures; subsidiary spin-offs; leveraged buyouts; debt and equity financing transactions; private placements; federal and state securities law compliance; the structuring of seed and venture capital investments; joint venture agreements; employee/employer agreements; deferred compensation arrangements (including stock option plans and stock appreciation and restricted stock agreements); non-compete and non-solicitation agreements; manufacturing, distribution and supply agreements; software development and licensing agreements; patent and trademark licensing agreements; and e-commerce and website development and hosting agreements.
National and local professional publications have recognized our attorneys as being among the top practitioners in their respective states. We plan to continue to earn their respect, as well as our clients’ confidence, by upholding our renowned standards of professionalism and client service.
Loan Agreements A-Z: West LegalEd Seminar and Webinar, Cole Schotz, Hackensack, NJ, November 29, 2012
Shareholder and Operating Agreements, WestLegalEd CLE Seminar and Webinar, Cole Schotz, Hackensack, NJ, August 8, 2012
"New Jersey Enacts B Corporation Law", New Jersey Law Journal, June 27, 2011
Last Chance to Save Your Tax Exempt Status: One-Time Filing Relief Program for Tax-Exempt Organizations Ends October 15, 2010, New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, October 8, 2010
Reserve the Right to Appoint Your Own Special Servicer, Real Estate Finance & Investment, March 15, 2010
Ask A Lawyer: Operating Agreement Not a Must, But a Good Idea, The Record, October 22, 2009
Ask A Lawyer: 'Due Diligence' Review Can Eliminate Surprises, The Record, September 10, 2009
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