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Steven M. Silverberg is a partner in Silverberg Zalantis LLP. He has extensive
experience in representing developers and municipalities in land use, zoning and
environmental law matters including litigation and appeals in the New York State
and Federal Courts.


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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 45%
    41 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    43 years
  3. Environmental: 20%
    41 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    41 years

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Silverberg Zalantis LLP

Talleyrand Office Park
220 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY, 10591


NYCurrently registered 197303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Distinguished Service AwardRockland Municipal Planning Federation2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSilverberg Zalantis LLP2005 - Present
TrusteeVillage of Piermont2013 - 2015
TrusteePiermont New York2010 - 2011
PartnerWilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker2001 - 2005
PartnerKirkpatrick & Silverberg LLP1992 - 2001
Adjunct ProfessorNew York Law School1990 - 1993
PartnerPrivate Law Practice1979 - 1992
Deputy Town AttorneyTown of Greenburgh, New York1975 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York Real Estate Law Reporter®Member Board of Editors2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationChair Ed. Board Law Practice Division2009 - 2010
American Bar AssociationCouncil Member Law Practice Division2007 - 2012
New York State Bar AssociationMember Law Practice Committee2006 - 2009
Westchester Municipal Planning FederationBoard Member2001 - 2008
Westchester County Bar AssociationChair Environmental Law Committee1999 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chambers v. Old Stone Hill, 1 N.Y.3d 424, 774 N.Y.S.2d 866 (2004)Held for Plaintiffs
Xavier Contracting LLC v. City of Rye, 29 A.D.3d 687, 815 N.Y.S.2d 638 (2d Dep't 2006)Plaintif may recover for breach of contract
Urban Forest Products, Inc. v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals for Town of HaverstrawUpheld decision of Zoning Board
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Real Estate Law reporterCourt of Appeals Modifies Standing Test In Land Use Cases2016
NY Real Estate Law ReporterU.S. SUpreme Court Holds Local Sign Law Unconstitutional2015
New York Real Estate Law ReporterSecond Circuit Upholds RLUIPA Verdict Against Town of Greenburgh2012
New York Real Estate Law ReporterThe Constitutionality of Pre-Occupancy Inspections2012
New York Real Estate Law ReporterCourt of Appeals Upholds Atlantic Yards Condemnation2010
New York Law Journal, ALM Media Properties LLCReligion and Land Use in New York2010
New York Law JournalThe Ultimate Challenge to SEQRA2008
ABA State and Local Law NewsThe Application of RLUIPA to Land Use Regulation2005
Wetlands and Coastal Zone Regulation and Compliance BookN/A
American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 3d, Vol. 31,Zoning Proof of Inverse Condemnation From Excessive Land Use RegulationN/A
Warren's Weed New York Real Property LawSubdivisions and Site Plan ReviewN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Certification ProgramLand Use Law Update2016
Westchester County Bar AssociationReed v. Gilbert- More Than Your Sign Law May Be Unconstitutional2015
Annual Certification CourseLand USe Law Update2015
RLUIPA SeminarReligious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act2014
Essentials of Commercial Real Estate Law and PracticeDue Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions2014
Wireless telecommunicationsRecent Developments in Wireless Telecommunications2013
Pace Land Use Law Update 2013Religious and Educational Uses-Treatment Under RLUIPA and NY Law2013
Climate Change UpdateImpact of Climate Change on Local Regulations2013
Annual Certification CourseLand Use Law Update2013
Places For People: Funding and Strategies for Sustainable CommunitiesLand Use Applications for Religious Uses2012
Annual MeetingSEQRA2012
Rockland Municipal Planning FederationSEQRA2011
Association of TownsRLUIPA2011
Annual Meeting New York State Bar AssociationUpdate Federal Case Law on Municipal Issues2011
Land Use Law UpdateEminent Domain, Zoning Amendments, RLUIPA & FCC Wireless Regulations2010
Annual Certification ProgramLand Use Law Update2010
Annual Certification ProgramLand Use, Zoning and SEQRA2009
Climate Change and Land UseLocal Government Authority in New York on Climate Change 2008
Case Law UpdateSEQRA Update2008
Annual Certification for Zoning And Planning OfficalsSEQRA & Zoning Case Law Update2008