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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The Cole Schotz Healthcare Group, led by Paul W. Kim, Esq., a former employee of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, represents a variety of individuals and corporations in the healthcare industry including:
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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
HACKENSACK, New Jersey — August 15, 2013 — Best Lawyers® —the legal profession’s oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide—has announced 35 attorneys from Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. will be included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Best Lawyers also named six of those attorneys 2014 Lawyers of the Year.
Universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers selections are based on a highly detailed peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 leading attorneys evaluate the legal abilities of other lawyers. Because attorneys cannot purchase a listing, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The six Cole Schotz attorneys named 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” are listed below by location and the area of law in which they are recognized.
Steven D. Leipzig, Hackensack, NJ, Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
Henry M. Matri, Hackensack, NJ, Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Michael D. Sirota, Hackensack, NJ, Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
Harold N. Tolchinsky, Hackensack, NJ, Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Norman L. Pernick, Wilmington, DE, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Irving E. Walker, Baltimore, MD, Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
Cole Schotz attorneys named Best Lawyers in America are listed below by location and the area of law in which they are recognized.
Gary H. Leibowitz — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Irving E. Walker — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Bankruptcy Litigation
Mitchell W. Abrahams — Real Estate Law
Richard W. Abramson — Real Estate Law
Gary M. Albrecht — Real Estate Law
Wendy M. Berger — Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
Marc R. Berman — Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Litigation
Michael H. Forman — Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Litigation, Tax Law
Gerald H. Gline — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Michael E. Jones — Real Estate Law
Glenn R. Kazlow — Commercial/Environmental/Trusts and Estates Litigation
Edward Sun Kiel — Commercial and Construction Litigation
Steven R. Klein — Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Labor and Employment, Trusts and Estates, and Controversy-Tax Litigation
Stuart Komrower — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Steven D. Leipzig — Trusts and Estates
Jan Alan Lewis — Real Estate Law
Leo V. Leyva — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation
Ronald V. Lombardi — Real Estate Law
Henry M. Matri — Corporate Law
Michael S. Meisel — Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Bankruptcy and Construction Litigation
W. John Park — Real Estate Law
Alan Rubin — Corporate Law
Jeffrey H. Schechter — Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
Barry M. Schwartz — Banking and Finance Law
Michael D. Sirota — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Michael Sternlieb — Real Estate Law
Harold N. Tolchinsky — Real Estate Law
Warren A. Usatine — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation
Ilana Volkov — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Samuel Weiner — Trusts and Estates
Lori I. Wolf — Trusts and Estates
New York, NY
John H. Drucker — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Laurence May — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Norman L. Pernick — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
J. Kate Stickles — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
About Cole Schotz: Cole Schotz serves clients nationally throughout the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas. The firm represents hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 114 attorneys who work in eleven primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Construction Services; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property, Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Special Opportunities Group; Tax, Trusts & Estates and White Collar Defense & Investigations.
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