Cole Schotz P.C.


Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions


We provide 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.

We have experience in many industries and market sectors, including, finance, venture capital, private equity, manufacturing, distribution, professional services, technology, pharmaceutical, health care, insurance and surety.  We frequently work closely with firm members in other practice areas in order to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ business challenges. We pride ourselves on client service, and make ourselves available to address our clients’ needs regardless of the day or time.

Many of our clients require frequent or even daily advice on legal and operational matters, but they elect not to hire in-house counsel. With experience in all areas of corporate law and governance, including, without limitation, commercial and contract matters, succession planning, financing matters, and liquidity events, Cole Schotz attorneys are here to help you navigate the issues facing business owners in today’s complex marketplace. Our attorneys draw on years of legal experience and seasoned business acumen to offer practical, cost-effective business solutions while minimizing risk. As a part of your team, we invest in your long-term prospects, act as trusted advisors, and partner with you to help you realize your business goals.

Within each of our department’s sub-groups, we have experienced attorneys providing high caliber, cost efficient legal advice with respect to such matters as: choice of business entity and related tax consequences; partnership; operating and stockholder agreements; corporate governance; taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions; asset acquisitions and divestitures; subsidiary spin-offs; leveraged buyouts; debt and equity financing transactions; private placements, private equity, real estate and other alternative investment funds; federal and state securities law compliance; the structuring of seed and venture capital investments; joint venture agreements; employee/employer agreements; deferred compensation arrangements (including stock option plans and stock appreciation and restricted stock agreements); non-compete and non-solicitation agreements; manufacturing, distribution and supply agreements; software development and licensing agreements; patent and trademark licensing agreements; and e-commerce and website development and hosting agreements.


Department Chairs




Attorney Marlon Amprey Nominated for District 40 House Seat in Baltimore

As published in: Maryland Matters December 30, 2020

3 Firms Steer $90M New Jersey Construction Loan

As published in: Law360 December 18, 2020

New Partners Yearbook 2020

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal March 5, 2020

The Latest Fitness Industry News Stories

As published in: Club Industry June 1, 2018


Letters of Intent

Corporate Law February 25, 2021

Joseph A. Armenti

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