Cole Schotz’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring practice is a distinguished and nationally renowned full-service group that is regularly cited in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and lauded for a track record that boasts unparalleled effectiveness, success and value.
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Our Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency Group has closely monitored the evolving legal and regulatory landscape surrounding the advent of blockchain technology. We are experienced and ready to assist companies and applications utilizing public blockchains and private ledgers in every stage of their businesses, including: + Read more
Cole Schotz’s multi-faceted practice is uniquely well-suited for investors and entrepreneurs alike with respect to the emerging cannabis industry and the opportunities and challenges it presents. + Read more
Cole Schotz provides comprehensive construction related services for every phase of construction projects, both public and private, throughout the country. Our group is comprised of attorneys with transactional, litigation, environmental and regulatory expertise. + Read more
Cole Schotz provides 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. + Read more
We value our close working relationship with clients and the trust they place in us to address and resolve complicated and often sensitive employment issues. Our attorneys provide preventive counseling and guidance to both large and small employers on a wide range of compliance issues and evolving statutory and common law requirements. This includes those related to wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, sexual and other forms of harassment, family and medical leaves of absence, disability, substance abuse, wage and hour, and restrictive covenant trade secret and other related issues.
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Our Environmental Law department is vibrant, growing and ideally situated to assist those who buy, sell or conduct business on commercial or industrial property where environmental risks can create significant challenges to business ventures.
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If you create it, we can help you protect it, enforce it, and monetize it. For years, the Intellectual Property team at Cole Schotz has been partnering with clients to provide superior quality service at unmatched value. Our recipe includes superior quality work product, aggressive advocacy, business-focused counseling, creativity, responsiveness, and integrity. + Read more
In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cole Schotz’s Real Estate Special Opportunities group has been active in advising clients on the issues being confronted today, and opportunities that will arise as parties seek to monetize assets and/or deploy capital in the weeks and months to come. + Read more
In today’s ultra-competitive food and beverage marketplace, where guests are sophisticated and business challenges come from both expected and unexpected places, it is imperative that foodie entrepreneurs, restaurant groups, celebrity chefs, craft brewers, hotel owners and investors engage a strong team of advisors to limit bumps along the road to success.
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The players in the world of sports go far beyond those performing on game day. Whether you are an athlete, sports-related organization or supplier to the industry, our experienced team is ready to assist. + Read more
The Cole Schotz Tax, Trusts & Estates attorneys counsel individuals and businesses in a range of tax and estate planning strategies. Our clients include owners of family businesses where succession planning and asset protection are linked, and individuals of substantial means who wish to take advantage of sophisticated tax planning techniques to retain and build their wealth for future generations.
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At times, individuals and corporations may unwittingly run afoul of the law and government regulations. Ordinary commercial disputes can give rise to allegations of fraud and abuse. Grand jury subpoenas may be directed at innocent targets and present logistical record-gathering challenges for legitimate businesses. + Read more
Our Environmental Litigation department has successfully represented numerous, current and former owners and operators in multi million-dollar cleanup cost recovery matters. This unique area of the law requires a firm understanding of geological issues impacting groundwater flows, remediation techniques, past manufacturing practices, environmental law, insurance law and investigative and litigation strategies.
Our environmental and litigation specialists have considerable experience in these areas, and in applying effective strategies to prosecute and defend against environmental claims. Specifically, we seek to obtain guaranteed cost cleanup contracts from environmental consultants and cost-cap insurance, which fixes the cleanup cost. Once costs have been clearly defined, we allocate them, along with any other damages incurred by our client, among the responsible parties through mediation or litigation.
In other matters, we also assist clients in obtaining permits to develop property in or near wetlands, streams and waterfront areas. Clients also rely on us to counsel them concerning laws governing hazardous substances and wastes, air and water pollution, underground tanks, solid waste, renewable energy, green buildings and OSHA.
Represented the owner of commercial buildings in Lodi, NJ destroyed by an explosion and fire at a neighboring chemical plant. Because operations subsequently ceased, our client was required to clean up his property, which was contaminated by prior owners and tenants. We successfully obtained contribution from the responsible parties and our client’s own insurance companies to fund the cleanup. The property was eventually leased and developed into a major supermarket and office building.
Defended the former owner and operator of a bulk home heating oil facility against allegations that their property was contaminated during their ownership and occupancy. We successfully negotiated a guaranteed cost contract and settled the case.
Defended a shopping center owner whose dry cleaning tenant was accused of contributing to the contamination of a groundwater aquifer that was used to supply drinking water to town residents. After consulting with experts, we were able to uncover numerous other potential contamination sources and resolved the case by obtaining smaller contributions from a larger group of defendants.
Represented the owner of a former commercial truck stop under development. The property had been badly contaminated as a result of leaking underground storage tanks. We sued the prior owners and operators, including several oil companies, as well as our client’s insurers. We were able to establish that the oil companies actually controlled the tanks and therefore were responsible for the majority of the cleanup costs, with the balance paid by our client’s insurance company.
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