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
When tax examinations do not conclude with an agreement with tax authorities, we represent clients in administrative appeals and in court in a wide variety of matters involving federal and state taxes. These include individual and corporate income tax, employment taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales and use taxes, real property taxes and tax exemptions.
We regularly represent clients facing the possibility--or reality--of investigation or prosecution for alleged criminal tax offenses, including alleged omission of income, improper deductions, failure to disclose foreign accounts or other alleged improprieties. We counsel clients attempting to minimize or reduce the likelihood of criminal prosecution, whether the client is already the subject of a criminal investigation or is concerned about discovery of tax improprieties due to disclosure by a third party or a civil tax audit. We also guide clients though the process of voluntary disclosure of foreign accounts, omission of income or other tax improprieties. Where a criminal investigation or indictment cannot be avoided, Cole Schotz represents clients with the administrative criminal investigation agencies, the prosecutors’ offices and in court.
Represented owners of a local manufacturer in a successful challenge to the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s refusal to allow their S-corporation to deduct numerous charitable contributions on their New Jersey tax returns.
Represented a local wholesaler and online retailer in a sales and use tax case in a successful challenge to the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s refusal to honor facially valid tax exemption certificates.
Obtained refunds of sales tax on machinery and equipment used for transmitting television programs for a national provider of cable television services.
Guided numerous clients with holdings in Swiss banks accounts through the IRS's voluntary disclosure program.
Counseled clients accused of paying employees “off the books” in reconciling with labor and tax authorities without prosecution.
Guided local doctor through an IRS criminal investigation into alleged omitted income.
Represented small business owners in United States District Court accused of failing to report cash income.
Represented officers of manufacturing concern accused of diverting pension and medical insurance funds for business operations purposes.
Successfully negotiated a resolution of payroll taxes in federal district court on behalf a medical group, reversing a decision by IRS Appeals at a collection due process hearing.
Represented clients in the United States Tax Court in a dispute over whether their S-corporation election, which the IRS denied receiving, had been properly made.
Represented Florida vessel owner in challenge to use tax imposed by New Jersey Division of Taxation
Defeated municipality's attempt to imposed property taxes on land where client built a low-income housing project, in reliance on a tax exemption agreement.
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