Arthur C. Silverman, Esq.


Company: Rosenberg & Estis at P.C.

Location: New York, New York, United States

Arthur C. Silverman, Esq., Rosenberg & Estis at P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Construction Law.

The landmark skyline of New York City has taken its shape over the years thanks in part to attorneys like Mr. Silverman, who offers valuable legal representation for owners and developers in the city. Mr. Silverman is presently a member of Rosenberg & Estis at P.C., where he heads its constructional law practice. He is a former award-winning partner of Duane Morris LLP, an AV Preeminent Attorney peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and is slated to be featured in The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law Section, of the U.S. News/Best Lawyers from 2007 to 2018. Mr. Silverman was selected to receive the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.

Mr. Silverman previously served as a partner at Thelen LLP from 1989 to 2008, and Golenbock and Barell from 1972 to 1989. From 1968 to 1972, Mr. Silverman was an associate at Golenbock and Barell. He began his legal career as an associate at Baer and Marks in 1965. Furthermore, he was a law clerk for Chief Judge Lumbard and other judges at the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals from 1964-1965, and his sponsor for admission to the Bar was the Chief Judge.

Born in Lewiston, Maine to Louis A. Silverman and Frances Edith Silverman in 1938, Mr. Silverman attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to earn a BS in electrical engineering and industrial management in 1961, the same year he married his wife Donna Linda Zolov. He worked for General Electric as an engineering assistant while earning a JD from Columbia University in 1964. He has since accrued many years of experience with construction dispute resolution, and was a general counsel for one of America’s largest construction companies for over 20 years. These years inform Mr. Silverman’s insights into construction law, including cost control and budget development, which have been useful in his participation with a 2007 Special Mayoral Commission for a number of New York public projects. Some of his insights are documented in a 2009 article in The Voice, called “Getting the Most for Owners in Construction Contracting.”

Some of the instantly recognizable locations that have benefited from Mr. Silverman’s representation include the September 11th World Trade Center Memorial and Museum, the JetBlue Terminal at JFK Airport, the high-tech uplink facilities for Home Box Office, the new Harlem campus for the Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York, Eataly, and City Point, a multi-use project in New York City. He recently represented Ramaz School which is a modern orthodox world-class Yeshiva nursery to high school on the Upper East Side. He was put in charge of building the new high school. The architects were outstanding, and the building is world-class. It was featured in the Architectural Record Magazine. He also Mr. Silverman represented the clients who restored the Statue of Liberty.

He has also given his time to many charitable endeavors, including the executive committee of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and the board of governors of the MIT Chapter of Hillel International. Among many legal society memberships, Mr. Silverman continues to serve on the committee on construction law for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has two sons, Leonard Stephen Silverman and Daniel Edward Silverman.

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