Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. News/Blogs Feed Jul 2020firmwise Restaurant Closing Checklist - COVID-19 Dec 2020Additional Resources Succession Planning: Protecting Your Client's Business and Family Live Webcast CLE Presentation Jul 2020EventsDo your clients own businesses? Do your clients have business succession plans for their businesses? Who will own the client&rsquo;s business in the future? Who will manage the client&rsquo;s business in the future? What are the tax consequences of a transfer of the business? Is the client&rsquo;s family provided for?<br /> <br /> This program will give advisors tools to address all of the above questions for their clients. The program will examine topics such as important provisions in buy/sell agreements, choice of successors, business valuations, and the coordination of business planning with tax and estate planning. This CLE aims to help advisors guide their business owner clients in establishing plans that prepare for and address both anticipated and unanticipated circumstances while implementing the business owner&rsquo;s objectives for the future of the company.<br /> <br /> <a href=";ADMIN_PREVIEW=true">Click here</a> to register. and Realities of Intellectual Property Law in the Time of Covid-19 Jul 2020Events to Do After the Loss of a Loved One: Ten Important Things to Consider Jul 2020Publications DOB To Resume COVID Fines And Penalties Jul 2020Publications Schotz Represents Lightstone Capital in $42.7 Million Bridge Loan for Mixed-Use Jersey City Building Jul 2020NewsCole Schotz P.C. advised Lightstone Capital in connection with a $42.7 million bridge loan for MRK, a 15-story mixed-use building located in Jersey City, New Jersey. <br /> <br /> The loan made to Namdar Group will refinance construction loans for the multifamily and office property located at 97 Newkirk St. in the Journal Square neighborhood. The luxury, 132-unit residential building also features 23,000 square feet of commercial space along with a range of amenities including a gym, yoga room and a rooftop terrace and lounge. <br /> <br /> The loan provided by Lightstone Capital, the real estate debt platform for Lightstone Group, will give Namdar flexible capital as they move through the lease-up process. <br /> <br /> The Cole Schotz team included members Rab Nalavala, Danielle Pasquariello and Wendy Berger, and associate Jennifer Chung. <br /> <br /> New Jersey Cases Of 2020: A Midyear Report Jul 2020News Offices Permitted to Reopen with Restrictions Jul 2020Publications! Jul 2020Publications Schotz Represents Empathy Wines in Acquisition by Constellation Brands Jul 2020NewsCole Schotz P.C. represented Empathy Wines, a digitally-native wine brand and direct-to-consumer platform co-founded by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, in its acquisition by beverage alcohol company Constellation Brands, Inc.<br /> <br /> As part of Constellation Brands&rsquo; purchase, the company will work with Empathy Wines to further scale the brand&rsquo;s growth, while leveraging their consumer insights and analytics, brand building expertise, and high-performing digital technology to build DTC and digital capabilities. Empathy Wines focuses on producing high quality, sustainably made wines, sold direct-to-consumer through its eCommerce platform, powered by consumer insights and content-driven digital marketing.<br /> <br /> The Cole Schotz team that advised Empathy Wines was led by member <a href="">James Stefanick</a> and associate <a href="">Rimma Tsvasman</a>, with assistance from member <a href="">Jeffrey Schechter</a> and associate <a href="">Philip Hirschfeld</a> on the tax elements of the transaction.<br /> <br /> A press release with further details can be <a href="">viewed here</a>.