Sills Cummis & Gross

New Jersey

The Legal Center
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 0710
New Jersey

+1 973 643 7000

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Litigation Department Chair: Joseph L. Buckley
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Sills Cummis & Gross litigators represent multinational corporations, financial institutions and government bodies, typically in complex and important matters. Our litigators are active in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative litigation, grand jury investigations and arbitrations. We pride ourselves on advancing our clients’ strategic business objectives, while at the same time striving to identify the key factual and legal issues that impact the final outcome of the litigation. We staff matters intelligently and leanly. 

We do not see litigation as an end in itself, but rather as a means of achieving our clients’ goals. This approach, together with a wealth of trial and appellate experience, places us at an advantage against our adversaries both in litigating cases to verdict and in negotiating favorable settlements. Our approach also reduces, to the extent practicable, unnecessary and expensive pre-trial activity. 

Certified by the supreme court of New Jersey as civil trial attorneys: 

Joseph L. Buckley 

Jeffrey J. Greenbaum 

Select litigation department rankings and recognition: 

The Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department has received a number of awards over the last several years, with two in 2020. Sills Cummis & Gross was named “General Litigation Department of the Year – Midsize” 2020 by the New Jersey Law Journal*. Earlier in 2020, Sills Cummis & Gross was named “New Jersey Firm of the Year” 2020 by Benchmark Litigation*. This is the fourth year in a row Sills Cummis & Gross received this honor. The Benchmark Litigation* awards in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 come on the heels of Sills Cummis & Gross being named “General Litigation Department of the Year – Midsize” 2016 by the New Jersey Law Journal*. In addition, Sills Cummis & Gross has also been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business* under New Jersey Litigation: General Commercial since it started ranking practices in New Jersey. 

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Areas of Focus:

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive Law
  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Internal Investigations
  • E-Discovery/Technology
  • Employment and Labor
  • Environmental
  • Estate Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Product Liability/Mass Tort
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Regulatory and Administrative
  • Secured Creditor Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense 


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New York, NY 10178

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 Last updated Sep 2020