News & Events

  • July 16, 2019

    Jennifer D. Silverman, a member of the Firm, was a panelist on a seminar hosted by The New York State Restaurant Association and Total Food Service magazine titled "Your Hospitality Business a Target for Cyber Crime?" The seminar taught how easily cyber criminals can penetrate your network and what you can do to stop them.

  • July 15, 2019

    EGS is proud to announce that Mitchell F. Borger has joined our Labor & Employment Practice Group as partner. 

    Click here to view his announcement and bio.

  • July 11, 2019

    Repay Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, and Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd., a special purpose acquisition company, completed their business combination under which Thunder Bridge acquired REPAY for approximately $580.7 million.  EG&S acted as counsel to Thunder Bridge.

  • June 24, 2019

    Client Alert: New York State Amends Election Law

    Effective immediately, amendments to the New York State election law increase the amount of paid time off New York employers must provide their employees to vote.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • June 19, 2019

    Mohammad Shihabi, an associate of the Firm, authored a great article about NYC regulations on workplace hairstyle policies.

    Click here to read the article.

  • June 18, 2019

    Client Alert: EEOC Requires Employer Pay Data Reporting

    Employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors who have 50 or more workers and contracts worth $50,000 or more, must now report employee pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) by no later than September 30, 2019. 

    Click here to read the alert.

  • June 17, 2019

    MTech Acquisition Corp., the first US-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company focused on acquiring a business ancillary to the cannabis industry, and MJ Freeway LLC, a leading seed-to-sale regulatory compliance technology provider and developer of the cannabis industry’s first enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, announced they have completed their previously announced business combination—becoming the first compliance technology company in the cannabis space to be traded on Nasdaq.   EG&S acted as counsel for the business combination.

  • June 12, 2019

    Jennifer Silverman, a member of the Firm, will be a panelist in a complimentary breakfast seminar on Tuesday July 16th titled: Is Your Hospitality Business a Target for Cyber Crime?

    Click here to register.

  • June 12, 2019

    Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, Inc. announced the closing of its initial public offering in the amount of $3,900,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to Hancock.

  • June 06, 2019

    Howard J. Berman, a member of the Firm, wrote an article on The Supreme Court's decision dated May 20, 2019, held in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, that the rejection of a trademark license only results in a breach of contract and not in the revocation or termination of the license.  The decision is significant, because there has been a conflict in the lower courts for many years as to the effect of rejection, with some courts adopting a rule that rejection of a trademark license results not only in a breach of the license but in the revocation of the license as well.  Trademark licensees should now be able to continue to use the mark provided they comply with the other terms of the license agreement and non-bankruptcy applicable law.  For trademark licensor companies, the decision will make it more difficult for such entities to restructure their businesses, because they will not be able to reject a burdensome license to sell it to a third party free of the rights of the prior licensee.   

    Read the article here.

  • June 01, 2019

    Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP is pleased to announce the addition of 10 new team members to our Intellectual Practice Group.

    Welcome Team!

  • May 29, 2019

    Proficient Alpha Acquisition Corp. announced the closing of its initial public offering in the amount of $100,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to Proficient.

  • May 23, 2019

    GX Acquisition Corp. announced the closing of its initial public offering in the amount of $287,500,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to GX.

  • May 09, 2019

    EG&S advised Cowen and Company as dealer manager of a tender offer by a private company that offered cash for all of its outstanding warrants. This was the fifth transaction this year in which EG&S served as counsel to Cowen.

  • May 07, 2019

    It’s the Law! Q&A with Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

    SPACs are a little complex, but if you layer in financial regulations, they can be downright confusing.  Many times I wished I had a lawyer on speed dial just to help make sense of what was going on.  With that in mind, last week Doug Ellenoff and Stuart Neuhauser, from the law firm of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, kindly made themselves available for any SPAC related questions you’ve all maybe been wondering about and wanted to ask.

    www.spacinsider.com

  • May 01, 2019

    Act II Global Acquisition Corp. announced the completion of its initial public offering in the amount of $300,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to Act II.

  • May 01, 2019

    Amanda M. Fugazy, a member of the Firm, was invited by the NYC Bar Association to participate in a live program titled: Opening a Restaurant in New York City: Legal Issue Bootcamp, on Friday May 17th at 9am.

    Click here for more details and to register.

  • April 30, 2019

    EG&S advised Cowen and Company as dealer manager of a public exchange offer by International Money Express, Inc. (Intermex), in which Intermex offered new common shares and cash in exchange for its outstanding warrants.

  • April 29, 2019

    Wah Fu Education Group Limited announced the closing of its initial public offering of 1,181,033 ordinary shares at a public offering price of $5.00 per share, generating total gross proceeds of approximately $5.9 million.  EG&S acted as U.S. legal counsel to Wah Fu.

  • April 29, 2019

    Client Alert: New York City's New Workplace Lactation Room and Accomodation Requirements

    New York City employers have long been required to provide reasonable break time during which breastfeeding employees could express breast milk and “make reasonable efforts” to provide a room or other location, other than a restroom, to express milk in private. 

    Click here to read the alert.

  • April 25, 2019

    Client Alert: New York City Issues Guidance On Hair Discrimination

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently issued enforcement guidance that specifically prohibits race discrimination on the basis of hair. The guidance specifically prohibits anti-black racism based on characteristics and cultural practices associated with being Black, including prohibitions on natural hair or hairstyles most closely associated with Black people.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • April 24, 2019

    Client Alert: New York City Adopts New Rules On Gender Identity Discrimination

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently began enforcing new rules establishing broadened protections against discrimination based on gender identity and expression

    Click here to read the alert.

  • April 11, 2019

    B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. announced the closing of its initial public offering in the amount of $125,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the underwriter.

  • April 10, 2019

    23 Restaurant Holdings, LLC, which operates restaurants under the licensed brand “Ford’s Garage”, has been conducting a multi-closing, $30,000,000 - maximum Regulation D capital raising on M-Vest, the online platform that is a division of Maxim Group LLC. EGS is acting as counsel to Maxim Group, LLC.

  • April 04, 2019

    Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. announced the closing of its initial public offering in the amount of $8,750,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the underwrites Maxim Group LLC and The Benchmark Company, LLC.