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Jeffrey Hugh Newman

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Newark, NJ, USA


SPECIALTY: Real Estate


  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Retail Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Shopping Center Development
  • Purchase and Sale of Property


  • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University, 1977
  • J.D., New York University, 1969
  • B.A., New York University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1966

Jeffrey Hugh Newman is a senior partner, member of the Firm's Management and Executive Committees and Chair of the Real Estate Department. Mr. Newman has been practicing in the area of real estate for over 25 years and has focused on the shopping center industry with emphasis on the representation of retail tenants and shopping center developers. Mr. Newman has developed a national reputation and represents institutional clients on a nationwide basis. This reputation has been developed through his representation of numerous retailers, developers, landlords and lenders, as well as the result of numerous speaking engagements throughout the country. In addition, Mr. Newman has published numerous articles in both the Real Estate Review and Commercial Leasing, Laws and Strategy.

Mr. Newman has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2001, the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business since its inception in 2005, and New Jersey Super Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers since their inception in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Mr. Newman recently authored a book, Hear With Your Heart: Mastering the Art and Skill of Listening which deals with negotiating, not just for businesspeople, but for parents, children, siblings, colleagues - everyone wishing to enhance personal interaction skills.


  • Chairman, 2006 ICSC New York National Conference & Deal Making
  • Chairman, ALFA Retail Practice Group (2006-current)
  • Vice-Chairman, 2005 ICSC New York National Conference & Deal Making
  • Member, Law Conference Committee, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Recipient, ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award
  • Member, New York Idea Exchange Committee, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Panel Chairperson, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Member, Real Estate Section, American Bar Association
  • State Chairperson, Governmental Affairs, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Founding Chairperson, Pittsburgh Tri-State Idea Exchange
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