June 11, 2012
Sills Cummis & Gross maintains its high rankings in the newly released 2012 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 eight practices in New Jersey. Twenty-one Firm attorneys are featured in New Jersey.
The following appears in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA regarding the Firm’s national ranking in retail:
This New Jersey firm is very active advising on the real estate activities of both tenants and landlords of retail properties…. These include transactions…for significant big-box retailers and globally recognized brands.
The 2012 edition of Chambers USA includes the following excerpts regarding the Firm’s eight recognized New Jersey practice areas:
Clients are quick to laud this firm for its responsiveness and communication skills, alongside its bankruptcy expertise. The team is respected for its ability to resolve complex litigation and bankruptcy matters. Recently, the team has been involved in a number of regional and national matters which have also required the input of the firm's wider strength including real estate, tax and corporate.
This established New Jersey firm's expansive corporate team has seasoned expertise in both transactional M&A matters and corporate support. The team provides a service that client's praise as being of the highest standard. A presence in New York also gives the firm added capacity and expertise in the most sophisticated deals. It is also praised for its ability to deal with both legal and business issues in a conscientious manner.
This large-scale practice has had another strong year, having assisted in numerous hospital consolidations and physician alignment transactions. It has also been busy in the defense of federal and state governmental audits and investigations. The group receives particular praise for its responsive and client-focused approach, with clients highlighting its seminars given on US health reform legislation.
Labor & Employment
The group is particularly known for its strengths in sophisticated employment disputes, and is especially well-versed in cases concerning sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, restrictive covenants, and employment contract issues.
Litigation: General Commercial/Products Liability/White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
This litigation team has a diverse array of expertise and is particularly strong in commercial and product liability disputes. Its attorneys draw much acclaim for their business-minded, cost-effective, and client-focused approach to matters, and maintain an excellent track record for advising organizations in the finance and healthcare sectors. The group also comes recommended for its representation of pharmaceutical companies, and remains a good choice for clients seeking advice pertaining to class actions. In addition, it is also well equipped to handle white-collar crime litigation, regularly dealing with government investigations and issues concerning tax fraud.
This venerable practice has an impressive reputation in the sector, and has been particularly recognized for its deep understanding of cross-border transactions, commercial real estate law and retail-related work. It acts for a diverse client base including national retail tenants and landlords, and various Fortune 500 companies. The group earns accolades for its outstanding skill and legal knowledge as well as for its excellent business sense and entrepreneurial creativity. It is also highly praised for its accommodating, service-oriented approach.
The following Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys are featured in 2012 Chambers USA within the New Jersey section:
Margaret F. Black – Real Estate
Joseph L. Buckley
– Litigation: General Commercial
R. Max Crane
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum – Litigation: General Commercial
Steven E. Gross – Corporate/M&A
Thomas J. Hall – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Gary W. Herschman – Healthcare
Lawrence S. Horn – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Steven R. Kamen – Corporate/M&A
Galit Kierkut – Labor & Employment
Simon Kimmelman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Philip Markowitz – Real Estate
Kevin J. Moore – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Jeffrey Hugh Newman – Real Estate
Mark S. Olinsky – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Anjana D. Patel – Healthcare
Andrew B. Robins
Beth S. Rose – Litigation: Products Liability
Ira A. Rosenberg –- Corporate/M&A
Andrew H. Sherman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jack M. Zackin – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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.