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Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Expert group that acts across the scope of real estate concerns, with particular strength in retail and office leasing as well as complex redevelopment work. Offers additional capability in matters including land use, zoning and governmental affairs. Benefits from input from specialists in environmental and public finance law. Acts for a wide array of significant clients, including prominent financial institutions, leading retailers, property investors and developers.

Strengths

One client remarks: "I have found them to be detail-oriented, providing a high level of service and responsiveness. They are good in complicated matters."

Another enthuses: "Their attorneys are smart, polished and up-to-date on all aspects of this work in terms of the latest technology and rules and regulations."

"The firm is made up of committed lawyers who really enjoy the advisory and negotiation aspects of practicing law," says a source.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Hugh Newman has deep experience in advising retail clients on transactional and commercial matters, as well as offering expertise in contentious matters.
"He is a good, capable lawyer." "Jeff is a specialist in the retail sector."

Kevin Moore has an excellent reputation for his land use practice, which features particular strength in zoning and permitting issues affecting the renewable energy sector. He also offers considerable experience in litigation and administrative proceedings.
"He is a really good lawyer. He is a terrific draftsman and he knows how to come up with solutions." "Kevin is very assiduous, honest and a strong lawyer." "He is very capable and very knowledgeable."

Mark Levenson has a broad practice, which includes longstanding strength in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and litigation matters. He acts for a broad spectrum of investment firms and real estate developers.
"He is a tremendous client advocate. He tries to put himself in the shoes of the client, and he is good to be in the trenches with." "His work is excellent."

Meryl Gonchar has experience navigating complex environmental and land use regulations on behalf of her clients, including handling litigation and administrative proceedings.
"Meryl certainly knows what she is doing in the land use space. She has a huge amount of experience." "She is first class and is wonderfully knowledgeable." "She is very well respected."

Ted Zangari is particularly applauded for his in-depth expertise in incentive programs. He also advises clients on a broad spectrum of transactional and development matters, where he acts on behalf of both owners and tenants.
"Ted impresses me as an individual. He is very attentive to client service, and he has legal agility - he has the ability to promptly and robustly think through an issue. He sees the issues from all sides." "Ted Zangari is a real estate attorney par excellence."

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Overview

The Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Department is an interdisciplinary team of approximately 30 attorneys providing a full range of legal and related services to participants in all areas of the real estate industry. The Real Estate Department encompasses expertise in many disciplines such that clients’ needs are serviced by attorneys and paralegals with the specialty they require.

Our principal areas of focus:

  • Acquisitions, Dispositions and Investments
  • Development, Redevelopment and Construction
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Leasing (Regional, Open-Air, In-Line and CBD)
  • Litigation      
  • Renewable Energy                                            
  • State and Local Tax
  • Zoning and Land Use

Also embraced as additional expertise by the Department are the areas of government relations, and conventional and capital markets financing (including securitized and mezzanine financings). Because of the breadth of the Department, our attorneys have been able to provide "value added" beyond their legal expertise.


Real Estate

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

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Location

One Riverfront Plaza,

Newark

New Jersey

USA

NJ 07102

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Jersey

Real Estate


Jeffrey Hugh Newman
Senior Statespeople
Mark S Levenson
Band 3
Ted Zangari
Band 2

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Kevin J Moore
Band 1
Meryl A G Gonchar
Band 1