Ted Zangari is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with offices in New Jersey. Mr. Zangari’s law practice is multipronged. He chairs the Firm’s Real Estate Department as well as its Redevelopment Law, Outside General Counsel, and Public Policy/Governmental Affairs Practice Groups. As chair of the Firm’s cross-disciplinary Redevelopment Law Practice Group, he captains a team of the Firm’s attorneys on brownfield, transit-oriented, central business district and waterfront redevelopment projects as well as adaptive reuse projects at obsolete or vacant corporate campuses and shopping centers. As leader of the Firm’s multi-disciplinary Outside General Counsel Practice Group, Mr. Zangari coordinates attorneys from across the Firm who work in teams on behalf of middle market, privately held companies in lieu or in close support of in-house counsel. His law practice focuses primarily on complex business transactions with an emphasis on commercial leasing, acquisition, disposition and financing transactions for owners, asset managers and tenants of industrial, office, retail and multi-family properties across the country.

In addition, as chair of the Firm’s Public Policy/Governmental Affairs Practice Group, Mr. Zangari, a registered state governmental affairs agent, assists developers, hospitals, banks, casinos, public utilities and other regulated industry clients in the ways that government and business intersect on a broad range of legislative and regulatory matters. In a ranking of “politically influential law firms” by politickernj.com, the Firm was ranked number one among Am Law 200 law firms in New Jersey, and Mr. Zangari was described as someone who is “well liked by insiders on both sides of the aisle.”

Mr. Zangari serves on the Sills Cummis & Gross Management Committee. Among his many other academic, civic, charitable and professional activities, he serves as an Officer of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (Secretary) as well as on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors; is a founding member of the Rutgers University Center for Real Estate, where he serves on the Center’s Executive Committee; is a member of the Board of Trustees of George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis; has served as an Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and currently serves on its Legal Advisory Council; and serves as General Counsel of the MXD (Mixed-Use) Section of the New Jersey Builders Association.

Mr. Zangari has chaired a governor’s study commission on business attraction and retention incentives, and has served on another governor’s real estate advisory board. He has also served as the North American Chair of Government Relations for the ICSC and over the last decade, he has led the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition comprised of nearly two dozen statewide business and real estate trade associations. As a result of these volunteer efforts, Mr. Zangari has been recognized by many organizations, including the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University (Service to Industry award), NAIOP NJ (Industry Service award and Advocacy award) and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (Business Advocate award).

Mr. Zangari has been named one of the “Top 10 Power Players in the Garden State” by Real Estate New Jersey magazine, and named to the ROI-NJ* “Real Estate Influencers” list and its “Influencers Power” list. Over the last decade, NJBIZ* magazine has included him in its “Power 100” list of the State’s business leaders and its “Power 75” and “Power 50” lists of New Jersey’s leading real estate professionals. He has also been selected for inclusion in the 2008-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America* published by Best Lawyers under Real Estate Law, the 2005-2019 and 2021-2024 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers* published by Thomson Reuters under Real Estate: Business, Land Use/Zoning and Government Relations, and the 2004-2006 and 2014-2023 editions of Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business* published by Chambers and Partners under New Jersey Real Estate. *See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Real Estate

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • NJBIZ®* "Commercial Real Estate Power 50" 2011-2015, 2017, 2019-2021
  • NJBIZ®* "Real Estate Power 75" 2016
  • NJBIZ®* "Power 100" 2012-2019
  • NJBIZ®* "Leaders in Real Estate, Construction and Design" 2024
  • ROI-NJ* "ROI Influencers: Real Estate" 2017-2023
  • ROI-NJ* "ROI Influencers: Power List" 2018-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2008-2024, Real Estate Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2019, 2021-2024, Real Estate: Business; Land Use/Zoning; Government Relations
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®* 2004-2006, 2014-2023, New Jersey Real Estate
  • NJBIZ®* "Forty under 40" 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating
  • Included in the NJBIZ Vanguard Series "Leaders in Commercial Real Estate" list in 2018.
  • Included in the NJBIZ "Movers & Shakers" in New Jersey list in 2010.
  • Included in the The News Funnel "NJ Real Estate Rockstars" list in 2013.
  • Received Advocacy Award from NAIOP NJ in 2018.
  • Received Chairman’s Award from the New Jersey Builders Association Mixed Use Developers Committee in 2014.
  • Received Business Advocate Award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce in 2013.
  • Received Service to Industry Award from the Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute in 2012.

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Executive Committee and Board of Directors, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

    –   Secretary (2023-2025)

  • Founder and Leader, Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition

  • Co-Founder and Executive Committee, Rutgers University Center for Real Estate

  • Board of Trustees, George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis

  • MXD (Mixed-Use) Counsel, New Jersey Builders Association

  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Legal Advisory Council

  • Former National Chair of State Government Relations, ICSC


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., The George Washington University, with special honors

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey