Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. Maintains High Rankings In 2012 Edition Of Chambers USA

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 11:05

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 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:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: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.”

Corporate/M&A: “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.”

Healthcare: “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 U.S. 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.”

Real Estate: “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 – Corporate/M&A, 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 – Environment, Beth S. Rose – Litigation: Products Liability, Ira A. Rosenberg –- Corporate/M&A, Andrew H. Sherman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Jack M. Zackin – Bankruptcy/Restructuring.

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Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has announced that Jeffrey J. Greenbaum was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s 2012 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows in Santa Barbara on May 10, 2012.

Mr. Greenbaum, chair of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group, is an active litigator and trial attorney in the federal and state courts with a specialty in complex business litigation and in defending class action litigation. 

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the 21st century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.