Rankings & Recognition

Chambers USA 2017 Edition

Chambers USA

May 26, 2017

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. continues to be highly ranked in the newly released 2017 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 seven practices in New Jersey.  Twenty-three Firm attorneys are ranked in New Jersey.  

The 2017 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpt regarding the Firm’s National Retail ranking:

What the team is known for Continues to serve as a trusted adviser to many retail clients on real estate matters. Advises on contentious and noncontentious work, for retailer landlords and tenants alike.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
“One client explains their loyalty to the firm: ‘There is no need to go anywhere else when you find someone who is doing a really fantastic job. You have confidence that when you give them work it will get done, and it will get done right. They do every kind of agreement affecting real estate and retail that I could think of.’”  


The 2017 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpts regarding the Firm’s seven recognized New Jersey practice areas:

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with experience representing debtors, Chapter 9 and 11 trustees and secured creditors. Advises on out-of-court restructurings, as well as bankruptcy-related litigation. Also frequently sought by management firms to advise on commercial workouts.  
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
Intimate knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code.”  

What the team is known for Offers clients a sophisticated corporate service with expertise in M&A and a variety of other commercial transactions. Robust practice spanning a range of industries, including fashion, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and industrial manufacturing. 
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)     
“I think they are terrific - they have a very strong corporate practice.”   

Labor & Employment  
What the team is known for Comprehensive practice with considerable skill across employment litigation and labor relations issues. Significant activity in retaliation, restrictive covenant and discrimination claims of late, as well as independent contractor classification disputes. Also frequently advises employers on ERISA litigation and EEOC compliance.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)    
“Sharp and extremely knowledgeable.”  
“Very responsive and business-aware.”  

Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Products Liability
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
What the team is known for Prominent team of litigators, known for its extensive trial experience. Handles complex commercial disputes and white-collar criminal defense, including antitrust and securities matters, as well as high-profile product liability class actions and mass torts. Further noted for its tax fraud practice, including the representation of high net worth individuals in cross-border investigations and voluntary disclosure proceedings. 
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
“Clients praise the firm’s ‘savvy’ commercial litigation practice: ‘They continue to be terrific advisers and legal counselors.’” 
“Sources also highlight this ‘very able and competent firm’ for its white-collar criminal defense group, and particularly note the strength of its tax defense practice. ‘They remain the leaders of tax,’ remarks one interviewee.”

Real Estate  
What the team is known for A formidable roster of experts that acts across the scope of real estate concerns, with particular strength in retail and office leasing as well as complex redevelopment work. Offers additional capability in matters including land use, zoning and governmental affairs. Benefits from input from specialists in environmental and public finance law. Acts for a wide array of significant clients, including a number of prominent financial institutions.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)    
“One client says the team achieved ‘a brilliant result due to extraordinary strategic planning and excellent execution. I have never been more pleased with what a law firm has done for me.’”  
“They're extremely knowledgeable and the work they’ve done for me is really excellent.”


The following Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys are featured in 2017 Chambers USA within the New Jersey section:

Margaret F. BlackReal Estate

Joseph L. Buckley– Litigation: General Commercial

R. Max Crane – Corporate/M&A

Meryl A.G. Gonchar – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Jeffrey J. GreenbaumLitigation: General Commercial

Steven E. GrossCorporate/M&A

Lawrence S. Horn Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Steven R. KamenCorporate/M&A

Susan C. Karp– Environment

Galit KierkutLabor & Employment

Mark S. Levenson – Real Estate

Kevin J. MooreReal Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Jeffrey Hugh NewmanReal Estate

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

Andrew B. RobinsEnvironment

Beth S. RoseLitigation: Products Liability

David I. Rosen – Labor & Employment

Ira A. RosenbergCorporate/M&A

Richard J. Sapinski– Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Andrew H. ShermanBankruptcy/Restructuring

Peter G. Verniero – Litigation: General Commercial

Jack M. ZackinBankruptcy/Restructuring

Ted Zangari – Real Estate


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.