Commerce Magazine - Annual Best Practices Guide
September 10, 2018
Sills Cummis & Gross Managing Partner Max Crane is featured in Commerce magazine’s annual best practices guide. As a top thought leader, Crane explains how he empowers employees so they can become innovators, rainmakers and effective team players. According to Crain, "My goal as Managing Partner is
to inspire and manage our lawyers and staff. Sills Cummis provides lawyers with
personal support and attention, and freedom to operate. This starts with an
open door policy – I listen to the needs of our lawyers (including business
development and leadership ideas). The Firm then supports their charitable,
speaking, marketing and community efforts. This model has provided a thriving
environment for successful lawyers and independent thinkers. I can think of a
long list of successful rainmakers who have spent two or more decades here.
That means a lot, especially today, because books of business are extremely
portable. This approach has also given Sills Cummis the ability to be a good
landing spot for highly qualified rainmakers and practice leaders who are ready
for a change and have their choice of firms. Earlier this year, the Firm
welcomed renowned litigator James E. Tyrrell, Jr. from Locke Lord."