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The 2023 NJBIZ Power 100
February 20, 2023
Sills Cummis Managing Partner Max Crane and Member Jerry Zaro are included in this special NJBIZ “Power 100” issue, which recognizes the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business.
NJBIZ had this to say about Crane and Zaro.
“Crane’s been the leader of Sills Cummis & Gross, one of the largest law firms in New Jersey, for over a decade. The Newark-based firm was recently included in the 2023 U.S. News list of Best Law Firms, ranking nationally in five practice areas and regionally in 36 practice areas, such as real estate, tax law, commercial litigation, finance law, corporate law, land use & zoning law, mass tort litigation/class action, cannabis law, reorganization law, environmental law, gaming law, product liability law, personal injury litigation, employment law and criminal defense. Crane, whose areas of practice include banking, energy, gaming and insurance, as well as debt and equity financings, was also among the 50 Sills attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.”
“Zaro is one of the biggest advocates for the $30 billion Gateway project, which calls for the construction of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, a new Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River and an expansion of New York’s Penn Station. In 2018, he was named as New Jersey’s trustee on the Gateway Development Corp, the bi-state commission overseeing the effort, and, after years of delays, the project appears to finally be moving forward. Zaro is chair of the Banking and Real Estate Services Department at Sills Cummis & Gross, a full-service corporate law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey, where he focuses his practice on banking and finance, real estate, corporate and government matters. In addition to his legal background, Zaro has held several commission and cabinet-level posts in the administrations of the last eight consecutive New Jersey governors, including commissioner of the New Jersey Highway Authority and commissioner of the Sports and Exposition Authority. He was also recently appointed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Board of Directors.”