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Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Steven Balasiano and A. Sonu Ray

June 07, 2016

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to welcome two new Attorneys to the Firm.  Steven Balasiano joins us as Counsel and A. Sonu Ray joins as an Associate.

Steven Balasiano serves as Counsel in the Corporate and Fashion, Apparel and Textiles Practice Groups.  He has significant experience representing companies in the apparel manufacturing, retail and real estate industries and focuses on general corporate & business advice,  licensing, intellectual property, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, real estate acquisitions and leasing.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Balasiano ran his own retail and apparel industry consulting company, was President of Comtex US, a $250 million global sourcing company, was President of Ventura Enterprise Company, Inc., a $100 million apparel manufacturer, and held Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary positions at The Children’s Place.  He received his B.A. from Binghamton University, 1984 and  J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, 1987.  He is admitted in New Jersey and New York.

A. Sonu Ray is an Associate in the Employment and Labor Practice Group.  Ms. Ray represents and counsels employers in all areas of employment law and wage and hour disputes.  She has represented corporate clients from a range of industries, including financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, hospitality and manufacturing, in connection with employment disputes before federal and state courts and agencies.  Ms. Ray received her B.A. from Drew University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2007 and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, 2010.  She was a Member of the Seton Hall Law Review and the Interscholastic Moot Court Board.  She is admitted in New Jersey and New York.