Rankings & Recognition

Chambers USA 2014 Edition

Chambers USA

May 23, 2014

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. maintains its high rankings in the newly released 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers & Partners. On the national level, the Firm’s Retail Practice is highlighted along with eight practices in New Jersey. Twenty-four Firm attorneys are featured in New Jersey.

The 2014 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpts regarding the Firm’s eight recognized New Jersey practice areas:


Experience in dealing with all sides of bankruptcy-related matters. Continues to demonstrate particular skill in handling insolvency work in the healthcare arena. Also noted for its expertise in acting for creditors in UCC lien enforcement work.

Additionally, clients stated, “They are outstanding. They offer impeccable service and are very client-oriented, smart attorneys.”

“They have good response times, a high quality of work, and a good understanding of our business and our needs.”


Alongside an established general corporate practice, developed considerable expertise in healthcare, advising companies in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences arena. The firm also has particular expertise in advising foreign firms looking to enter the US market.


Full-service healthcare practice with expertise in dealing with transactional and regulatory work and internal investigations on behalf of the largest healthcare institutions in New Jersey. Large team able to offer industry clients a deep and rounded service.

Additionally, clients stated, “Excellent lawyers who are very responsive, very knowledgeable, careful and thorough. They really care about the success of their clients and this shows in the work product every time.”

“Good value and efficient as a law firm. There is nothing that they could do better.”

Labor & Employment

Offers a full-service labor and employment practice that regularly deals with matters concerning enforcing restrictive covenants, defending claims of discrimination and harassment. Represents clients in federal and state courts as well as in front of administrative bodies.

Additionally, a client stated, “They are responsive and accurate in the information they give us, and have a conservative bent that is appropriate. They understand where people are coming from when dealing with them.”

Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Products Liability
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Assists financial services and healthcare clients with commercial and class action disputes at a state, national and international level. The team also handles prominent criminal and tax matters, as well as significant product liability cases.

Additionally, clients stated, “I'm certainly satisfied with their rates and their attention to cost issues.”

“They are doing a very fine job with the service they give us.”

Real Estate

Offers clients a full-service practice in both transactional real estate and zoning and land use. Regularly tackles acquisitions, sales and redevelopment work for retail, office, industrial and warehouse projects. Impressive client roster includes Fortune 500 companies who turn to the firm for its experience in statewide and nationwide work.

Additionally, clients stated, “They have an understanding of the resources needed, the ability to bring those resources to the transaction and a determined willingness to work diligently until the completion of the transaction.”

“They represent our company on claims matters and do a fine job as good value, strong litigators.”

The following Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys are featured in 2014 Chambers USA within the New Jersey section:

Margaret F. BlackReal Estate

Joseph L. Buckley – Litigation: General Commercial

R. Max Crane –Corporate/M&A

Jeffrey J. GreenbaumLitigation: General Commercial

Steven E. GrossCorporate/M&A

Gary W. HerschmanHealthcare

Lawrence S. HornLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Steven R. KamenCorporate/M&A

Galit KierkutLabor & Employment

Simon KimmelmanBankruptcy/Restructuring

Philip MarkowitzReal Estate

Kevin J. MooreReal Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Jeffrey Hugh NewmanReal Estate

Mark S. OlinskyLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Anjana D. PatelHealthcare

Andrew B. Robins Environment

Beth S. RoseLitigation: Products Liability

David I. Rosen – Employment & Labor

Ira A. Rosenberg Corporate/M&A

Andrew H. ShermanBankruptcy/Restructuring

Peter G. Verniero – Litigation: General Commercial

Jack Wenik – Healthcare

Jack M. ZackinBankruptcy/Restructuring

Ted Zangari – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

With Chambers’ ranking scale relying upon first-hand accounts from clients and peers, as well as from interviews with law firm attorneys, its annual guide is a telling source of the quality of lawyers and services provided by the Firm. Sills Cummis & Gross is proud to have continually appeared in Chambers USA since its inception in New Jersey.
(For methodology, please see www.chambersandpartners.com.)