Rankings & Recognition

Chambers USA 2015 Edition

Chambers USA

May 20, 2015
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. maintains its high rankings in the newly released 2015 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-one Firm attorneys are featured in New Jersey.

The 2015 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpts regarding the Firm’s eight recognized New Jersey practice areas:

Broad practice including a focus on creditors' rights, complex litigation matters and business reorganizations. Experienced in representing the full range of parties including official and unofficial creditors' committees, debtors and trustees. The firm's recent work illustrates its expertise in the area of healthcare bankruptcies. 

Additionally, clients stated, “This firm is so very impressive. I would hire them again and again for bankruptcy work and have also recommended them to others.”

“This firm is very good at bankruptcy-related work and is very responsive.”

Provides corporate advice to a host of clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences and hospitality. Also has expertise advising financial institutions and private equity firms on transactions such as M&A.

Additionally, clients stated, “We love working with the team at Sills Cummis and will go back to them again and again.”

“A very highly regarded and extremely capable team.”

Offers a multidisciplinary practice within the healthcare sphere, handling transactions, regulatory concerns, and government investigations and inquiries. Also advises on significant litigation, including commercial and contract disputes between healthcare providers, and on behalf of national and international companies.

Additionally, clients stated, “They are very knowledgeable, very thorough, and are able to keep a high standard of work product.”

“The client service is also excellent - I base this on very fast response times and genuine care for the client's well being.”

“They have subject matter expertise, are well-organized, and yield very positive results. They are also very nice people.”

Labor & Employment
Proficient in assisting employers across an array of matters, including litigation, counseling on recruitment and terminations, and the defense and enforcement of restrictive covenant and trade secret agreements. 

Additionally, a client stated, “This group's strongest qualities are its knowledgeable staff, quality of service …. Everyone works together to achieve the goal of the client.”

Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Products Liability
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Highly proficient in handling commercial litigation matters, especially for banks and hospitals. Maintains a particularly good reputation for defending clients against class actions. Also noted for its strength in product liability matters, with an emphasis on handling bet-the-company litigation for consumer product, pharmaceutical and chemical companies. The team has a strong track record in white-collar defense work, achieving particular prominence in the area of tax fraud investigations.

Additionally, clients stated, “An excellent group, which is very detail-oriented and always very concerned about getting the right result for the client.” 

Real Estate
Outstanding team working with clients across the spectrum of real estate transactions, achieving particular prominence in the areas of commercial acquisitions and leasing. Also recognized for its excellence in land use and zoning matters, with notable expertise acting for major developers, proprietors and public utilities statewide and across the country.

Additionally, clients stated, “This firm is very impressive. The attorneys are very knowledgeable about our legal and business requirements, and are aggressive negotiators.”

“This firm is one the best - they're very customer services-oriented, timely and knowledgeable.” 

The following Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys are featured in 2015 Chambers USA within the New Jersey section: 
Margaret F. Black – Real Estate 
Joseph L. Buckley – Litigation: General Commercial
R. Max Crane – Corporate/M&A
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum – Litigation: General Commercial
Steven E. Gross – Corporate/M&A 
Lawrence S. Horn – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Steven R. Kamen – Corporate/M&A 
Galit Kierkut – Labor & Employment
Simon Kimmelman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring 
Philip Markowitz – Real Estate
Kevin J. Moore – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Jeffrey Hugh Newman – Real Estate 
Mark S. Olinsky – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Andrew B. Robins – Environment
Beth S. Rose – Litigation: Products Liability
David I. Rosen – Employment & Labor
Ira A. Rosenberg –- Corporate/M&A 
Andrew H. Sherman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Peter G. Verniero – Litigation: General Commercial
Jack M. Zackin – Bankruptcy/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.    No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. )