About Us

The Firm

Cole Schotz provides legal services throughout the United States from its offices in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Florida. We represent hundreds of businesses and individuals – many of whom have been clients for decades – as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Cole Schotz brings together over 130 attorneys across a wide range of practice areas including:

  • Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Construction Services
  • Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions
  • Employment 
  • Environmental 
  • Healthcare 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Special Opportunities 
  • Restaurant & Hospitality
  • Tax, Trusts and Estates
  • White Collar Investigation

Relationships and results are at the core of the Cole Schotz experience. Achieving success for each client is our goal, and our relentless commitment to that end sets us apart.

A Culture of Personal Service, A Commitment to Success
Cole Schotz is known for the highly focused personal service it delivers. No matter how complex the legal challenge, you can be assured of dedicated service, 24/7 access to your legal team, and a relentless commitment to your success. We are your counselors as well as your business partners and most importantly, a trustworthy ally.

Our reputation for integrity and expertise precedes us in the courtrooms and meeting rooms we enter. And we deliver on that reputation every day results we deliver.

Our investments in state-of-the-art technology fuel our ability to increase productivity, maximize workflow efficiency, minimize our environmental footprint, and reduce fees and costs. This commitment applies to our information management, security and communications systems.

Our Attorneys: Leaders in Their Fields, Pillars of Their Communities
When you partner with Cole Schotz, you gain access to an experienced team, distinguished by its passion for the practice of law and commitment to upholding the highest standards of the legal profession.

The firm’s ranks include former federal and local officials; former corporate counsel and Fortune 500 executives; certified civil trial attorneys; and fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Bankruptcy.

Additionally, we take pride in the many civic and charitable activities that our attorneys support on their own time and with their colleagues at Cole Schotz. Learn more about our community outreach  here.

Our Roots
Superior character and abilities are highly valued at Cole Schotz – and have been the foundation of our success since 1928.

The firm was founded by David L. Cole, a noted labor arbitrator and mediator, and Mendon Morrill, one of New Jersey’s foremost trial lawyers. David Cole served as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and counseled every president from Harry S. Truman to Gerald R. Ford in national labor crises. Mendon Morrill went on to serve with distinction as a judge of the United States District Court.

Outstanding service as applied to the practice of law was the foundation for Cole Schotz, and it remains a cornerstone today.

Our Clients
Our diverse list of clients – many of whom we’ve worked with for decades – attest to the level of excellence Cole Schotz has come to stand for, and reflects our intense commitment to specialization in the industries we serve.

Some of our valued clientele include:

60 Guilders LLC
The 100 Mile Fund
AEW Capital Management
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Equinox Fitness
Equity One Inc.
Highland Capital Management, LP
Kyocera Document Solutions of America
Ladder Capital Finance LLC
Liberty Mutual Surety
Onyx Equities, LLC


Oritani Bank
Ritchie Capital Management
The RREEF Funds
The Savanna Fund
SAKS & Company LLC
Solaris Health Systems, Inc.
Suburban Propane, LP
Town Sports International, Inc.
Toys “R” Us, Inc.
Valley Hospital
Vornado Realty Trust

Contact us to learn more about Cole Schotz.


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