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We provide practical advice regarding all business matters, from simple governance issues to complex corporate transactions.  We assist companies in achieving their short- and long-term business objectives, whether they are public corporations, closely held and family owned businesses, or sole proprietorships.


Cole Schotz represented Wiredrive in a business combination with MediaSilo. Both companies are industry leaders in providing secure video collaboration and sharing solutions for creative professionals. The merger creates the largest video collaboration SaaS provider with more than 1,800 customers in advertising and media and entertainment. The joint entity also raised $7M in growth capital from Boston-based private investment firm, Schooner Capital, in connection with the deal to support rapid growth and development of the next generation of rich media collaboration tools for agencies, brands, production houses, and entertainment companies.

The Cole Schotz team consisted of James G. Stefanick, James Kim, Alan Rubin, Rimma Tsvasman and Sara Veith.

The Gallery, a new company created by Gary Vaynerchuk, acquired PureWow, a women’s lifestyle digital media company geared towards the Upper Millennial and Gen X female with its focus on fashion and beauty, food and travel, home décor, tech, health and more.

The team of Jim Stefanick, Alan Rubin, Arianna Frankl and Rimma Tsvasman from Cole Schotz provided counsel on the terms of the acquisition including a review of potential tax and intellectual property issues.

PureWow, founded in 2010, has 67 employees in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The Gallery, together with its affiliate VaynerMedia, has more than 700 employees in six offices nationally and in London.  Read more in The Wall Street Journal.

Over the past several months a team of Cole Schotz attorneys lead by Jordan Fisch (co-chair of the firm's Corporate Department) represented Gracious Home, a recognized luxury home décor retailer in New York City, in connection with a successful refinance and restructuring of the company's existing debt and with respect to a sale by Americas Retail Flagship Fund, LLC, the parent company of Gracious Home, of a majority interest in Gracious Home. Assisting Jordan Fisch with the closings of both transactions were Robyn Pellegrino, Joseph A. Armenti, and Griffin Doty, all members of the firm's Corporate Department.

During the past year, the Cole Schotz Corporate Department continued to represent numerous closely-held businesses in various industries in a number of merger and acquisition transactions.  These included our representation of:

  • A developer of various types of software platforms in its acquisition of a division of a publicly-held corporation;
  • A leading manufacturer of specialty food products in connection with its efforts to increase market share through the acquisition of a competing business in Florida;
  • An aluminum parts manufacturer in the telecommunications and aerospace industry in its sale to a private equity group;
  • A cosmetics and pharmaceutical manufacturer and packager in its sale in a complex asset and stock deal to a private equity firm;
  • The shareholder of a developer of multi-player online video games and video advergames in the sale of their shares and the negotiation of their employment and other agreements with the buyer;
  • A national money transfer business in its sale to one of the largest banks in Mexico;
  • Various firms in the textile industry in connection with the acquisition or sale of operating divisions throughout the United States;
  • A European-based machine manufacturer in the acquisition of a machine manufacturer located in the southeastern United States;
  • A manufacturer and distributor of alloy and rubber products used in the sanitary process industry in its sale to an international market leader.
  • A provider of personal emergency response systems equipment and services it its sale to a provider of medical alert systems;
  • A specialty designer and manufacturer of chef apparel, in a sale of substantially all of its assets;
  • The shareholders of a specialty trade and business school, in a sale of their shares to a private equity group.

In addition to these transactions, the Cole Schotz Corporate Department continues with its representation of a wide range of closely-held businesses with respect to their corporate finance and general corporate matters.

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