R. Max Crane

R. Max Crane: Attorney with Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
  • Managing Partner at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. (144 Attorneys)
  • The Legal Center, One Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102
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Max Crane regularly counsels private and public companies and their executives on various aspects of law and business including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and crisis management. Working with companies in the banking, energy, gaming, insurance and retail industries, among others, Mr. Crane has been involved in equity and debt financings and energy projects aggregating in excess of $1 billion. These transactions have included initial public offerings, debt restructurings, conventional financings, and the selling off of equity in existing power projects. Clients seek Mr. Crane's advice and counsel on matters ranging from determining the viability of a new business concept to offering guidance on issues of governance, finance and achieving desired business objectives.

Mr. Crane has published in the areas of corporate compliance, executive compensation and various types of financings.

In The News Items

Mid-Market Recap: Inside One Mid-Market Firm's Numbers

The Mid-Market Report 4/5/2019

The 2019 NJBIZ Power 100

NJBIZ 3/25/2019

Sills Cummis & Gross Moves Up in Legal World with Strong 2018 Performance

New York Law Journal 2/11/2019

The Next Recession Will Favor 'Disciplined' Midsize Firms

The Mid-Market Report 1/18/2019

CIANJ’s 2019 Business Forecast: New Opportunities for Revenues

Commerce Magazine 12/1/2018

Award-Winning CEO Strategies Enable, Empower and Energize Successful Teams

Commerce Magazine - Annual Best Practices Guide 9/10/2018

Sills Cummis & Gross Is Recognized as a New Jersey Powerhouse by Law360

Law360 8/28/2018

Nine N.J. Executives Share Their Ingredients for Good Leadership

The Edge 6/4/2018

Federal Tax Reform and Gov. Phil Murphy’s Economic Policies Will Impact NJ Businesses

Commerce Magazine 5/1/2018

The 2018 NJBIZ Power 100

NJBIZ 3/26/2018

ROI Influencers Power List 2018

ROI-NJ 2/26/2018

As Legal Issues Surround Cannabis, Law Firms Get Ready

ROI-NJ 1/23/2018

Millennials Get 'Bad Rap,' NJ Firms Say

New Jersey Law Journal 1/18/2018

Pot ... Of Gold?

ROI-NJ 11/13/2017

Sills Cummis Partner: Election Years Are Boon for Business

ROI-NJ 11/8/2017

Best Practices

Commerce Magazine - Annual Best Practices Guide 9/14/2017

Coping with the Potential ACA Repeal and Replacement

Commerce Magazine 3/1/2017

Sills Celebrates in Civic-Minded Fashion: Firm Anniversary Brings Together Law, Business, Government and Policy

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/3/2017

Tips for Law Firms' Year-End Cash Grab-And How to Avoid It

New Jersey Law Journal 12/26/2016

Tax-Savvy Clients Motivated in Year-End Collections Crunch

New Jersey Law Journal 12/7/2015

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make As a Lateral

Law360 10/29/2015

As Casino Gambling Busts, Atlantic City Firms Play On

New Jersey Law Journal 8/27/2014

ALM Survey of Law Firm Economics: Law Firm Revenues Recorded Historic Drop in 2011

NJBIZ 8/7/2012

Q&A with Sills Cummis' Max Crane

Law360 1/26/2010

Investment Group Plans to Withhold Magyar Votes

NJBIZ 1/25/2010

Recession Changes the Letter of the Law

NJBIZ 11/16/2009

Soft Real Estate Market a Bonus to Law Firms on the Move

NJBIZ 11/16/2009

A Law Firm Clearly Tuned to Its Clients' Radar

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 7/1/2009

In the Wake of Economic Gyrations: Hiring Steady

New Jersey Lawyer 10/27/2008

Financial Firestorm Puts Lawyers in Spotlight

NJBIZ 10/20/2008

Law Firms May Gain from Wall Street Pain

NJBIZ 9/29/2008

Despite Credit Crunch, M&As Still Keep Law Firms Busy

NJBIZ 8/25/2008

In Their Sights: Foreign Companies Reap Benefits of Weak Dollar and Invest in U.S.

The Star-Ledger (August 20, 2008); The Times of Trenton (August 20, 2008) 8/20/2008

State's Law Firms Going Green for Earth and Clients

The Star-Ledger 8/17/2008

That Nagging Red Light - But It’s A Keeper

New Jersey Lawyer 8/11/2008

NJN's Due Process Television Program

New Jersey Public Television and Radio’s Due Process 7/8/2008

Legal Community Challenged: It’s the Economy, Stupid

New Jersey Lawyer 1/28/2008

Technology and Law Firms: Is Your Attorney Up to Speed?

New Jersey Business 1/1/2008

Associate hiring: No let up

New Jersey Lawyer 12/17/2007

Fortifying their stake in the law

The Times 7/29/2007

N.J. Firms Hike First-Year Pay, Bulk Up on New Hires

New Jersey Law Journal 5/15/2007

Why Integration Success Eludes Many Buyers: Lack of communication, weak leadership, and indecisiveness are the usual culprits in sabotaging post-closing effects

Mergers and Acquisitions Journal (March 2007) 3/1/2007

Simpson Thacher Salary Bombshell Reverberates in New Jersey

New Jersey Law Journal 2/12/2007

After a busy '06, lawyers expect more of the same

The Record 2/11/2007

Lifting the Lid-CEO pay to dominate US annual meeting

Reuters News 2/2/2007

Polygon May Curb Activist Hedge Fund Activity

Mergers & Acquisitions 12/1/2006

Attorneys, Accountants and Bankers: Trusted Advisors for Small Businesses

New Jersey Business 10/1/2006

SEC Late Filers Jump, Creating More Legal Work

New Jersey Law Journal 7/31/2006

Meet the Franchise Kings

The Star-Ledger 7/2/2006

Surviving a Merger

The Star-Ledger 6/6/2006

N.J. Firms Make Biggest Dent Yet in Major Merger and Acquisition Work

New Jersey Law Journal 1/6/2006


Mid-Market Firms: Challenges and Opportunities

Sandpiper Partners 5/30/2019

NJBIA Public Policy Forum

New Jersey Business and Industry Association 12/14/2010

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 11/12/2010

How the Acquisition and Lateral Landscape Has Been Altered


2008 Public Policy Forum: Making New Jersey a Better Place for Business - Economic Policies and Solutions

New Jersey Business & Industry Association 12/9/2008

Health Care Seminar featuring David Cutler, Obama’s Health Care Advisor

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 10/7/2008

11th Annual Public Policy Forum

New Jersey Business & Industry Association 12/11/2007

Crisis Management for Corporate Counsel: The First 24 Hours

ALFA International 3/21/2007

Corporate Governance and Compliance Today and Tomorrow: What Corporate Law Departments Need to Know

New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross and Deloitte & Touche 1/27/2005

Going Private Offerings as the New Wave for Business Transactions

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 5/26/2004


Attorney-Client Privilege under Assault

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/1/2005

In-House Counsel's Constituencies Professional Obligations in the Post Sarbanes-Oxley World: Here Come the Regulators

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 12/1/2004

Going Private Transactions: A Serious Alternative for Small and Midsized Public Companies

New Jersey Law Journal 8/2/2004

The Latest New Thing for Small and Mid-Sized Public Companies: Going Private - Happy Days Can Be Here Again

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/1/2004

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back into the Water: More SEC Rules and Regulations for Counsel to Implement - Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 - Parts I & II

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 4/1/2003

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 - Will You be Prepared When Your CEO Calls

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 9/1/2002

Rankings and Recognition

Chambers USA 2012-2019, New Jersey Corporate/M&A

The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2019, Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005-2019, Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance; Banking

ROI-NJ ROI Influencers Power List - Lawyers 2018

NJBIZ magazine's Power 100 List 2018-2019

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities and Capital Markets

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-5055  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1979
Year of First Admission:
1983, Pennsylvania; 1985, New York; 1979, New Jersey


Professional Affiliations

New Jersey State Liaison, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Corporate Laws Committee
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Financial Transactions Section

Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Trustees, Montclair Art Museum
Member, Board of Trustees, Students 2 Science, Inc.

Birth Information:
Paterson, New Jersey, July 21, 1951

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