Title: Partner, Building Construction Lawyer
Company: Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Location: New York, New York, United States
Arthur C. Silverman, Esq., Partner and Building Construction Lawyer at Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction law.
With nearly 60 years of professional excellence in the legal industry, Mr. Silverman has served as a partner and building construction lawyer with Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., since 2018. Founded in 1975, the firm specializes in administrative law and rent regulations, appellate law, litigation, transactions, and zoning and land use. Mr. Silverman’s areas of expertise include contract negotiations, construction management, contractor and design-build agreement, and design and construct provisions in leases of build-to-suit structures and premises. Prior to this appointment, he served as partner with such firms as Duane Morris LLP, Thelen LLP, and Golenbock & Barell. He has also acted as an associate with Baer & Marks, as well as a law clerk for Chief Judge Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He commenced his career as an engineering assistant for General Electric.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Silverman is renowned for his work as a lawyer of the owner and developers division of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, as well as the Jet Blue Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the New Harlem campus at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. He has also done work in Boston, MA, and Los Angeles, CA.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Silverman first delved into the field of engineering, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1960 and a Bachelor of Science in industrial management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961. He went on to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Columbia University in 1964, becoming admitted to practice law in New York in 1965. He has since been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
The author of “Getting the Most for Owners in Construction Contracting” in The Voice in 2009, Mr. Silverman maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including on the committee on construction law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York since 2011. He has also served the American Bar Association in several capacities, including on the forum construction industry, the section litigation committee on construction, the committee on design construction, and the section on business law. He also remains associated with the New York State Bar Association, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements and contributions to the legal industry, Mr. Silverman has amassed several accolades throughout his career. Listed among the Best Lawyers in America in the Construction Law Section by United States News and Best Lawyers since 2007, he was also honored as a New York Super Lawyer from 2006 to 2017. Chambers USA named him among America’s Leading Lawyers from 2008 to 2018, and he was listed as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Construction. Among his other notable achievements, Mr. Silverman earned an AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a Best Presentation in Moot Court by Columbia Law School.
Married to Donna Linda Zolov since 1961, Mr. Silverman has two children and eight grandchildren. He has been listed in several editions 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. In addition, Worldwide Branding and Marquis Who’s Who has honored him as an Industry Leader, Top Lawyer and Worldwide Humanitarian. He was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
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