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Paul Howard Silverman

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1972
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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I have proven skills in law and forenisc analysis combined with experience, judgment, and a persistence to win. evidenced by my track record, to serve you when the situation calls for high level legal services.


Mcclaughlin & Stern, LLP
260 Madison Ave
New York, NY, 10016-2401

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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
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Paul Silverman is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful person. He has tremendous compassion, and he has helped me so much. I can not imagine the last few years without his counsel.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2018
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Administrative Assistant to Owner
Attorney hired for bankruptcy case. Extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented and professional. Pleasant to work with and learn from.
Posted by David | July 26, 2017
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Tough experienced litigator
I had the occasion to employ Mr. Silverman in a litigation matter that called for judgment, sensitivity, and toughness. I was extremely pleased with his representation and with the result obtained. I consider him to be one of the "go to" lawyers in New York City for a challenging matter involving complex litigation or bankruptcy.
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Posted by Carmen Dell'Orefice | February 22, 2017
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Irving H.Picard, as Trustee v. Carmen Dell'Orefice
At my first meeting with Mr. Paul H. Silverman, hired him that day not quite 2 years ago! He was direct, no nonsense, respectful, patient, listener, followed by his calm clear description of what I was in for, and what he felt my options were, and probable cost would be, according to which direction I would choose to take ? His billing; Every minute he spent on my behalf was impeccably described on paper to my satisfaction, in spite of the fact, who likes to pay any attorney. Having invested my life savings, like many many other people with Bernie Madeoff, I was cognizant of the depth of the problem I was bringing to him, since my bankruptcy in 2008. The Supreme Court made a ruling called "Claw Back", which says all victims who took out any interest from their account MUST pay it back. Mr. Silverman successfully negotiated a lower Clawback Fee for me and guided me to a settlement meaning an amount of money as victim, was forced to pay back after eight years. That is the law! All along this negotiation process, Mr. Silverman's patient explanation of my options brought me to my decision to Settle. PS. Believe me this is an old-school experienced war horse! and now, so am I ! Thank You
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 1973 - 1978


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Robbins
  • subtanital break-up fee received by client


  • new york state bar associaton
  • House of Delegates, member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • new york bar association, Business Law Secton
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • N.Y. Law Ass.n
  • 2017
  • 9.8 out of 10
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Distinguished Service
  • N.Y.S. Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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  • International Insolvency Law Review, v.2/2015, C.H.BECK (2015:Frankfurt)
  • Chapter 11 Law Revisions Being Considered - Vast Reform Report Condensed with Insightful Comments
  • 2015
  • Sanierung und Insolvenz: Festschrift Fuer Klaus Hubert Goerg zum 70. Geburtstag
  • Foreign Representative's Use of U.S. Bankruptcy Court: An Introduction to Chapter 15, U.S. Bankruptcy Code Law with Annotations of Significant U.S. Court Decisions
  • 2010

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New York Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Paul Howard Silverman
Paul Howard Silverman
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 52 years