Managing Partner, R. Max Crane, served on Fox Coaching Associates and Metrosearch Network's Managing Partners Roundtable titled "The Art of the Merge: What works and what doesn't" in June, at The Princeton Club in New York City. Charles Gasparino, CNBC on-air commentator, moderated the discussion. Other panelists included Dom Esposito, chief operating officer, J.H. Cohn; Robert DeMeola, managing partner - New York J.H. Cohn and Allan Siposs, managing director, FMV Capital Markets, Investment Banking Division.Topics included how a law firm develops an internal consensus relating to the benefits of a merger, whether or not there is an optimal size for a law firm and what can be done if a merger does not appear to be working once it has gone into effect.
R. Max Crane focuses his practice on corporate and securities law.
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is focused on promoting diversity and giving back to the community. On July 17, 2009, the firm hosted a field trip at its Newark office for students of the NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) Summer Law Institute. NJ LEEP helps urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern NJ. The Summer Law Institute is a five week criminal law course for rising ninth graders, taught by law students from Seton Hall University School of Law and other law schools. During their field trip the students met with Sills attorneys from different practice areas, who described the nature of their work to them. Students prepared a deliverable document addressing their favorite practice areas, why they want to work in that area, and skills needed to excel in that field.
David W. Kiefer, member of the firms' Litigation and Construction Law Practice Groups, is a 2009 NJBIZ "Forty Under 40" award recipient and will be honored at an awards reception on September 10, 2009, at The Palace at Somerset Park.