Arthur C. Silverman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
 | 733 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-551-8428
Fax: 212-551-8484
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1965
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (50%)
Attorney Profile

Arthur C. Silverman joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2018 and is a member with the firm's Transactional Department.

Mr. Silverman has represented institutional owners, private owners, developers, private equity investors, fund managers, lenders, program and construction managers, general contractors, architects, engineers and trade contractors. His experience includes contract negotiation and drafting for complex projects; construction management, general contractor and design-build agreements; general conditions, including Division 1 specifications; trade contracts; design team agreements; development agreements; design/build agreements; and design/construct provisions in leases of build-to-suit structures and premises.

Mr. Silverman is also experienced in distressed property workouts involving partially completed projects, and has litigated, written and lectured on creditors' rights and competing security and lien interests involving these projects.

Complementing the transactional side of Mr. Silverman's practice are many years of experience in construction dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration) involving claims for extra work, defective work, inefficiencies and delays.

Arthur C. Silverman, an MIT graduate engineer, has been described by Chambers USA as "one of the deans of the New York construction Bar" and as one who "has seen every construction issue possible in New York City."

Mr. Silverman served as a member of a special commission appointed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to study and report on ways to reduce costs of construction of New York City public projects. As an active member of the Construction Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, he has been engaged in studies and advocacy relating to revisions of state and local law pertaining to procurement of design and construction services for public facilities and infrastructure projects.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Silverman served a clerkship with the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, who sponsored Mr. Silverman for admission to the Bar.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (50%): Construction Defects

Real Estate (50%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Arthur Silverman

Admitted: 1965, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.rosenbergestis.com/Attorney-Profiles/Arthur-C-Si...

Honors/Awards:

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 - 2009
  • Listed in Who's Who in America
  • "One of the deans of the New York construction Bar" by Chambers USA 2013
  • Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers "The Best Lawyers in America", Construction Law, 2007 - 2018
  • Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2017
  • One who "has seen every construction issue possible in New York City" by Chambers USA 2016
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Leading Construction Lawyer in New York, 2008 - 2017
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 35 years

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Construction Litigation
  • Federal Bar Council
  • The National Society of Professional Engineers, Associate Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Construction Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Design and Construction
  • Construction Specifications Institute, Professional Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1968
  • New York State Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • New York, 1965
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1965
  • New York Society of Professional Engineers

Educational Background:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1961

Industry Groups

  • Architects And Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Institutional And Private Owners
  • Lessors And Lessees
  • Subcontractors
  • Transactional And Dispute Resolution
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Office Location for Arthur C. Silverman

733 Third Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-551-8428

Fax: 212-551-8484

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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