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Sills Cummis & Gross renews lease at Newark’s Legal Center

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Law firm Sills Cummis & Gross has renewed the lease for its longtime headquarters at the Legal Center, Matrix Development Group’s waterfront office tower in downtown Newark.

The Cranbury-based developer said Sills Cummis signed a new long-term lease for its 73,000-square-foot space at the 18-story building. The corporate law firm was one of the first tenants at the 25-year-old tower, which was built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey before the agency turned over management to Matrix in 2001.

Sills Cummis has been in Newark for more than 40 years, according to a news release from Matrix. The regional law firm also has offices in Princeton and Manhattan.

The 412,000-square-foot Legal Center, which sits at the corner of McCarter Highway and Raymond Boulevard, was opened by the Port Authority in 1985 alongside Newark Penn Station. The agency in 2001 signed a long-term net lease with Matrix, making the firm responsible for the leasing, daily management and operation of the building.

The tower also sits next to Panasonic Corp.’s North American headquarters, which opened last summer as Newark’s first new office tower in two decades.

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