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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."