August 04, 2021
Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased
to announce the addition of Keith R. Hemming and Frank J. Vitolo as its newest Members
of the Firm. Hemming joins the Litigation Department, where he will chair the Construction
and Energy Law Practice. Vitolo joins the Real Estate Department with
particular focus on land use and redevelopment.
Both Hemming and Vitolo were
previously associated with Morristown, New Jersey based law firms before making
the move to Newark-headquartered Sills Cummis. Sills Cummis recently opened an
office in Holmdel, New Jersey (Monmouth County) and is working on planting a
flag in Morristown, New Jersey (Morris County) in the near future as part of
its growing expansion throughout the State of New Jersey.
Keith R. Hemming
Hemming joins the Litigation Department, where his practice focuses on
commercial law, with an emphasis on representing owners, contractors, renewable
energy firms, designers and manufacturers of building products. He regularly
advises clients on complex commercial transactions and litigates claims in
various federal and state courts, as well as arbitration tribunals involving all
aspects of the design, procurement and construction of infrastructure.
Hemming began his
career as a Deputy Attorney General. Since entering private practice, he has
achieved significant results for his clients in construction claims associated
with delay and productivity losses, disputed change orders, payment
entitlements, design issues and bid protests. Hemming also has experience with
matters governed by an array of energy programs and provides further counsel to
clients in the negotiation and drafting of all types of construction contracts,
including construction management, EPC, EPCM, GMP, cost-plus, subcontractor and
Frank J. Vitolo
Vitolo, who joins the Real Estate Department, is a recognized leader in
planning, zoning and redevelopment law. He served as lead development counsel
for a number of major real estate projects in the greater Morristown area,
including the planning and redevelopment of M-Station Morristown – Deloitte’s
new headquarters in New Jersey.
Vitolo has also obtained favorable outcomes for clients
involved in complex partnership and real estate disputes, and won dismissal of various
commercial claims and consumer fraud actions in federal and state courts.