Chairman: Steven E Gross
Managing Partner: R Max Crane
Number of partners: 61
Number of other lawyers: 87
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, represents national and international clients. The firm’s work is diversified among industries such as pharmaceutical and medical device, banking and finance, healthcare, life sciences, retail and commercial real estate, manufacturing and technology. The firm is an Am Law 200 firm and has been selected as a ‘2014 Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies’.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance: The firm represents international and national banks, commercial finance companies, debt and equity funds, and private lenders, with financings across the spectrum of public and private debt transactions. The firm also represents the financial services industry in a wide array of legal disputes and litigation matters in state and federal courts.
Bankruptcy: The group is experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights matters, including complex litigation cases, representing debtors, official and unofficial committees, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and other parties in interest in outof- court restructurings and in Chapter 11 reorganization cases. The group also structures “pre-negotiated” plans of reorganization to expedite the Chapter 11 process and is experienced in representing creditors in Uniform Commercial Code lien enforcement issues in state and federal courts.
Complex Litigation/Class Action Defense: The firm has a broad spectrum of litigation expertise reflecting the diversity of its clients. The firm’s litigators regularly assist companies in cases involving commercial transactions, banking, healthcare, intellectual property, technology, real estate, insurance, administrative law, antitrust, directors’ and officers’ liability, employment, unfair competition, securities, tax and business crimes.
Corporate Internal Investigations & Compliance: The group designs and implements corporate compliance programs, conducts internal investigations, provides legal counseling to executives and corporate boards and defends those who are subjects of criminal investigations. The group includes several former prosecutors.
Corporate/M&A/Securities: The firm has one of the largest corporate practices in New Jersey regularly advising both public and private companies. The firm’s attorneys regularly handle US and cross-border M&A matters; corporate, securities and regulatory compliance issues; and joint ventures. They also create and implement corporate governance and compliance programs.
Employment & Labor: The group provides the highest level of employment counseling, training and management side litigation. The group routinely defends clients in federal, state and appellate courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and all federal and state administrative agencies. It also provides assistance with compliance and investigations, and traditional labor law representation.
Healthcare: The firm provides a full range of legal services to the healthcare industry, including transactions and corporate law, regulatory and compliance, government and internal investigations, finance, employment and labor law, litigation, real estate and antitrust. Clients include health systems, hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, home health companies, investment funds, imaging centers, medical groups, ambulance companies, specialty care networks, management companies and other health care businesses.
Intellectual Property: The group’s services range from prosecution for emerging companies, to “high-stakes” litigation on behalf of multinational corporations. The attorneys specialize in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and internet law in litigation, licensing and transfer, analysis and counseling.
Life Sciences: The group handles a wide range of matters, including licensing arrangements, strategic alliances and collaborations, joint ventures, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, intellectual property, research and development, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, public and private financing, technology transfers, national and international corporate counseling, governance and compliance, employment law, real estate, regulatory and tax.
Pharmaceutical/Medical Device: The group’s transactional attorneys provide strategic legal advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; capital raising; manufacturing and distribution; and licensing, collaboration and technology transfer issues. The group’s litigators act as national and local counsel in mass tort, major class action, and related product liability, warranty and infringement litigation; patent prosecution; business disputes; internal investigations and regulatory compliance matters.
Product Liability: The firm has earned a reputation as a “go-to” firm for defending complex product liability cases and mass tort litigation, successfully representing pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer product, industrial equipment and chemical companies as national, regional and New Jersey counsel in “bet the company” litigation. The product liability and mass tort lawyers are known for their legal, scientific, technical, trial and settlement expertise.
Real Estate: The group provides a full range of legal and related services to participants in all areas of the real estate industry, focusing on investment, vertical and horizontal acquisition and disposition; condominiumizations; retail, office, industrial and warehouse leasing; and mixed- and single-use development/ redevelopment and construction. Expertise is also provided in the areas of government relations, zoning and land use; and conventional and capital markets financing (including securitized and mezzanine financings).
Tax & Business Crimes: The group is a leader in tax fraud investigations, with a focus on voluntary disclosures for high net worth individuals with undisclosed offshore accounts.
- 650 College Road East,
- New Jersey
- NJ 08540
- Tel +1 609 227 4600
- Fax +1 609 227 4646
- 30 Rockefeller Plaza,
- New York,
- NY 10020
- Tel +1 212 643 7000
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