Sills Cummis & Gross Earns Recognition as Leading Law Firm; Mark S. Levenson Feted

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 18:08

The 2015 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has ranked Sills Cummis & Gross nationally in one practice area and regionally in 29 practice areas, including 21 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings. 

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fifth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Sills Cummis & Gross has also received the top ranking as one of the “highly recommended” New Jersey litigation firms in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. Additionally, four Members of the Firm – Joseph L. Buckley, Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, James M. Hirschhorn and Peter G. Verniero – were named "local litigation stars."  Published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. Recommendations are based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.

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The Anti-Defamation League New Jersey Region honored Mark S. Levenson with the presentation of the 2014 Torch of Liberty Award on December 18.  Mr. Levenson is a chair of the Real Estate Department and chair of the Corporate Real Estate Practice Group. He also chairs the firm’s Israel Business Practice Group.  Mr. Levenson serves as the chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission and is co-president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.  The award is given to business leaders who inspire and utilize their influence to effect positive change in the community.