Major Expansion Of The Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 17:13

A premier litigation team of five attorneys, all of whom hail from Sokol, Behot & Fiorenzo, have joined Sills Cummis & Gross in its Newark office.

The group is led by Joseph B. Fiorenzo, a former named partner of Sokol, Behot & Fiorenzo. He will serve as chair of the Complex Business Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the Litigation Department. He is admitted in both New Jersey and New York. He received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law–Newark and graduated from Rutgers College. Joining him as of counsel is Anthony S. Bocchi, admitted in New Jersey, with a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers College; as associates, Patrick A. Ascolese, admitted in New Jersey, with a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and a B.A. from Rowan University; Michael R. Olszak, admitted in New Jersey, with a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law–Camden and a B.A. from Rutgers College; Steven N. Siegel, admitted in New Jersey and New York, with a J.S.D. from Columbia University School of Law, an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from New York Law School, an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Columbia College. The team focuses on complex business disputes, including corporate and partnership disputes, complex contract disputes, intellectual property matters, complex insurance coverage issues, land use matters, construction contract disputes and tort liability. The addition of this talented group of attorneys will complement the firm’s already strong Litigation Department.

Mr. Fiorenzo stated: “I am excited to be part of Sills Cummis & Gross. The transition has been seamless. I was attracted to joining the firm because of its well-deserved reputation for having very talented lawyers in every practice area important to the business community which will provide me with the ability to better serve my clients. Its substantial presence in New York at its Park Avenue offices will allow me to further expand the scope of services to my clients. Over the years, I have dealt with many of the attorneys at Sills Cummis & Gross and have always had the highest regard for the entire firm. The time was right for me to move, and I now look forward to working with these exceptionally talented attorneys to make one of the top firms in the metropolitan area even better.”

Max Crane, managing partner, stated: “Joe and his team are a terrific addition to the firm. He is a litigator in every sense of the word representing corporations and individuals in high-stakes courtroom drama. He was a driving force at his own firm, Sokol, Behot & Fiorenzo, and we expect that he will be a driving force here.”

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