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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1965
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (50%)
Attorney Profile

Arthur C. Silverman is an attorney with the New York City law firm of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. An instrumental member of the firm's transactional department, Mr. Silverman focuses his practice primarily on construction law, project transactional documentation and negotiation, and dispute resolution.

A highly rated attorney with over 50 years of legal experience, Mr. Silverman represents a diverse range of clients throughout the state and across the country who need assistance negotiating, drafting and enforcing contracts and agreements among stakeholders involving complex development projects. He also has extensive experience dealing with distressed property workouts, as well as helping his clients resolve their conflicts and disputes through arbitration or litigation.

A 1961 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Silverman attended Columbia Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1964. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Silverman has published numerous articles and conducted lectures throughout his region on a variety of legal topics related to construction law. Recognizing him for his exceptional knowledge and success, Chambers USA recently voted him among America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers named him as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" for construction law. Listed in the Who's Who in American Law, Mr. Silverman has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell for the past 35 years.

A consummate professional, Mr. Silverman is active in a number of local, state and national bar associations, particularly the American Bar Association, where he has served on several of the organization's committees focused on construction law and litigation. He also serves on the construction law committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and he is a member of both the National Society of Professional Engineers and the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, among his other affiliations.

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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 - 2018

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About Arthur Silverman

Admitted: 1965, New York

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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: 1/16/2019

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