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Sills Cummis & Gross Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© List and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021

August 20, 2020

Sills Cummis is pleased to announce 48 lawyers have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, including two named “Lawyer of the Year.”  In addition, ten lawyers are listed as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.


Best Lawyers


Ivette  P.  Alvarado  Real Estate Law

Allan C. Bell – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Joseph L. Buckley  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance

David L. Cook  Commercial Litigation

R. Max Crane  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Trent S. Dickey  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment

Mark E. Duckstein  Commercial Litigation

Richard H. Epstein  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance

Charles J. Falletta  Commercial Litigation

Meryl A.G. Gonchar  Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law

Hervé Gouraige  Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey J. Greenbaum  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Securities, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

Jason K. Gross  Corporate Law

Steven E. Gross  Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Harvey T. Haber – Corporate Law

Robert R. Hempstead  Real Estate Law

George R. Hirsch  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

James M. Hirschhorn  Commercial Litigation

Lawrence S. Horn  Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Joshua N. Howley – Commercial Litigation

Steven R. Kamen  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Cecilia I. Lassiter – Real Estate Law

Michael R. Leighton  Real Estate Law

Mark S. Levenson  Real Estate Law

Simon Levin  Tax Law

Boris I. Mankovetskiy  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Kevin J. Moore  Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Jeffrey Hugh Newman – Real Estate Law

Thomas S. Novak  Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Law

Kenneth F. Oettle  Gaming Law

Mark S. Olinsky  Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Thomas H. Prol  Environmental Law

Andrew B. Robins  Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental

Beth S. Rose  Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Commercial Litigation, Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

David I. Rosen  Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment

Ira A. Rosenberg  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Richard J. Sapinski  Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Alan E. Sherman  Tax Law

Andrew H. Sherman  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Joseph B. Shumofsky  Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

S. Jason Teele  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

James E. Tyrrell, Jr.  Commercial Litigation

Peter G. Verniero  Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation,
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Lori M. Waldron  Corporate Law

Edwin W. Weinberg  Real Estate Law

Morris Yamner  Real Estate Law

Ted Zangari – Real Estate Law

Jerold L. Zaro  Corporate Law, Real Estate Law


“Lawyer of the Year” Recipients


Kevin J. Moore  Land Use and Zoning Law in Newark

Peter G. Verniero  Corporate Compliance Law in Newark

Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch  


Grace A. Byrd – Labor and Employment Law - Management

Marshall O. Dworkin  Commercial Litigation

Adam J. Faiella  Real Estate Law

Daniel J. Harris – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Laura M. Kessler  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance

Gillian Kotlen  Real Estate Law

Matthew L. Lippert  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance

Gregory E. Reid  Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance

Laura E. Sedlak  Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law

William L. Wilkins  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law


Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America© list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.  For additional information about methodology, please visit: https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology