Since its inception in 1971, Sills Cummis & Gross has been known in the region for its skill at meshing legal principles with public policy and government process for the benefit of its clients. Our attorneys know how to assist clients in the ways that government and business intersect on a broad range of legislative and regulatory matters.
The Firm’s lawyers have long been mainstays in state and national politics, government and civic affairs. Historically, Sills Cummis has operated at the intersection of law, public policy, business and government. Those are not just words. The Firm was founded 50 years ago by Clive Cummis, a significant state and national power broker, and Arthur Sills, a former Attorney General of New Jersey. At a time where there were few large law firms, they put together a firm designed to be full service, handling the full range of corporate, litigation and regulatory work. Most important, they envisioned a law firm that would be involved broadly in government. That meant hiring people coming out of government and working with people going into government.
The Firm is home to several individuals who previously served in a variety of government positions, including, but not limited to, Peter Verniero, who served as the 51st Attorney General of New Jersey and as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and Jerry Zaro, who served in a variety of leadership posts in the administrations of the last eight consecutive Governors of New Jersey—five Democrats and three Republicans. Sills Cummis is also home to Ted Zangari, a veteran Trenton public policy “influencer.”