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Sills Cummis & Gross Maintains High Rankings in Chambers USA 2016 Edition

May 27, 2016

Sills Cummis & Gross maintains its high rankings in the newly released 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers & Partners.  On the national level, the Firm’s Retail Practice is highlighted along with seven practices in New Jersey.  Twenty-two Firm attorneys are listed in New Jersey.

The 2016 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpt regarding the Firm’s National Retail ranking:
What the team is known for Continues to enjoy a strong reputation in the real estate space, acting for national retailers in relation to both contentious and noncontentious work. Leasing and acquisitions constitute core areas of expertise. Also experienced in handling real estate litigation for both developers and landlords.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“Their advice is commercial, proactive and correct. Also, they are very client-friendly.”
“Whatever the issue is, they have an expert in that area. They know how to get deals done and how to get them done right.”

The 2016 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpts regarding the Firm’s seven recognized New Jersey practice areas:

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with experience representing debtors, Chapter 9 and 11 trustees and secured creditors. Advises on out-of-court restructurings as well as bankruptcy-related litigation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and skill in handling matters for me.”
“They are a well-respected firm and they do good work.”

What the team is known for A significant presence in the New Jersey market. Robust practice spanning a range of industries, including fashion, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and industrial manufacturing.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“A terrific longstanding New Jersey firm.” 

Labor & Employment
What the team is known for Comprehensive practice with considerable skill across employment litigation and labor relations issues. Significant activity in retaliation, restrictive covenant and discrimination claims of late, as well as independent contractor classification disputes. 
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“We are extremely pleased with them. They have proven themselves to be a very deep firm that has excellent attorneys in every realm.”
“The firm as a whole is highly professional and knows what it takes to keep its clients happy.” 

Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Products Liability
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
What the team is known for Preeminent presence at the commercial Bar, frequently acting on high-stakes litigation such as antitrust, securities and tax disputes. Expert group of trial lawyers with significant experience in defending against class actions, including those involving product liability and mass tort claims. Leading tax fraud practice that is noted for its representation of high net worth individuals in cross-border investigations. Also acts on criminal litigation and regulatory proceedings involving issues such as securities fraud, insider trading and pension fraud. 
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They are extraordinarily competent and responsive to inside counsel’s needs.”
“They have always put the client first in the sense of trying to explain everything and make sure we understand each other.”
“It's an excellent firm. They have attorneys who can cover any needs one may have in any area.”

Real Estate
What the team is known for A formidable roster of experts that acts across the scope of real estate concerns, with particular strength in retail and office leasing as well as complex redevelopment work. Offers additional capability in matters including land use, zoning and governmental affairs. Acts for a wide array of significant clients, including a number of prominent financial institutions. 
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They are comparable to major New York firms and can handle sophisticated deals.”

The following Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys are featured in 2016 Chambers USA within the New Jersey section:

Margaret F. BlackReal Estate
Joseph L. Buckley– Litigation: General Commercial
R. Max Crane – Corporate/M&A
Jeffrey J. GreenbaumLitigation: General Commercial
Steven E. GrossCorporate/M&A
Lawrence S. HornLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Steven R. KamenCorporate/M&A
Galit KierkutLabor & Employment
Mark S. Levenson – Real Estate
Philip MarkowitzReal Estate
Kevin J. MooreReal Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Jeffrey Hugh NewmanReal Estate
Mark S. OlinskyLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Andrew B. RobinsEnvironment
Beth S. RoseLitigation: Products Liability
David I. Rosen – Employment & Labor
Ira A. RosenbergCorporate/M&A
Richard J. Sapinski– Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Andrew H. ShermanBankruptcy/Restructuring
Peter G. Verniero – Litigation: General Commercial
Jack M. ZackinBankruptcy/Restructuring
Ted Zangari – Real Estate

With Chambers’ ranking scale relying upon first-hand accounts from clients and peers, as well as from interviews with law firm attorneys, its annual guide is a telling source of the quality of lawyers and services provided by the Firm.  Sills Cummis & Gross is proud to have continually appeared in Chambers USA since its inception in New Jersey.  

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