Steven E. Gross

Steven E. Gross

Chairman of the Firm
 

Steven E. Gross serves as Chairman of Sills Cummis & Gross.  He also has served as Chair of the Firm’s Securities and Capital Markets and Banking and Finance Practice Groups. He has garnered an impressive reputation with one source describing him as a smart business lawyer...who can cover more territory in half an hour than many others and in an afternoon. (Chambers USA 2011)  His sophisticated approach to any legal matter has drawn clients to him on a national and international level. 

Mr. Gross counsels public companies and senior executives in mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings involving multi-million dollar transactions.  In addition, he advises boards of directors and senior executives on current issues such as fiduciary duties, corporate compliance and government regulatory matters.  His banking practice involves the representation of institutional creditors in public and private debt financings, workouts and creditors’ rights matters.

Mr. Gross also co-chairs the International Law Practice Group.  For over three decades, he has been handling multi-million dollar deals for foreign companies doing business in the U.S. and has established a unique niche in this area.  These deals are complex in nature and have involved multi-jurisdictional transactions, managed sale auctions, real estate, tax, intellectual property, C-Suite employment issues, and regulatory issues.  The international law team provides day-to-day legal counsel, acting as a corporate counsellor for foreign clients, helping them navigate the intricacies of U.S. law.  Mr. Gross’ knowledge of U.S. law involving multinational companies, coupled with his practical understanding of business, serves his clients well; many of these companies have retained the Firm for decades.     

His client roster is diverse, representing industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to major financial institutions, to large hospital systems, to high-end international designer apparel clients.

For many years, Mr. Gross has been committed to serving on numerous boards such as The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Inc., a $150 million charitable foundation and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, both as a Director and a Member of the Operations and Finance Committee.  For Harvard Law School, his alma mater, he has served as the 50th Reunion Vice Chairman.    

As seen in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, Steven Gross stands out as an experienced and respected attorney.  He has particular expertise in large-scale international public company transactions.

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The Best Lawyers in America®* 1993-2014, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Chambers USA®* 2006-2013, New Jersey Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2014, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate and International
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Professional Affiliations

Member and Former Vice-Chairman, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Inc., a $150 million charitable foundation formed as a result of the sale of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (1996 - to date)
Former Legal Counsel of Prosperity New Jersey, Inc., a private/public partnership between N.J. corporations and the New Jersey Department of Commerce and Economic Development (1995 - 2005)
Appointed by Governor to the Board of Prosperity New Jersey, Inc. (§ 501(c)(3), a Non-Profit Corporation) (1995 - 2005)
Former Chairman, International Trade and Development Committee of Prosperity New Jersey (1995-2001)
Appointed by Governor to the Board of Directors, New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission (1999-2001)
50th Reunion Vice Chairman, Harvard Law School, 2012
40th Reunion Vice Chairman, Gift and Fund Raising Committee, Harvard Law School, 2002
35th Reunion Vice Chairman, Harvard Law School, 1997
The Campaign for Harvard Law School Leadership - Regional Vice Chairman and Langdell Donor
Harvard Law School Associations of New York and New Jersey
Harvard Club of New York
National Association of Corporate Directors
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Law Firm Advisory Committee
Corporations, Banking and Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Banking and Securities Committee, New Jersey Bar Association
Banking and Securities Committee, New York Bar Association

Community Affiliations

Member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Member of the Operations and Finance Committee of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center