Fordham Law


Alumnus Named Chair of New York State Bar Association's Business Law Section

January 20, 2011

Paul H. Silverman '71 recently became the new chair of the 4,421-member Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Paul H. Silverman '71

Silverman is a partner at McLaughlin & Stern LLP, concentrating his practice on corporate reorganization, commercial litigation, creditors’ and debtors’ domestic and international strategy, and forensic investigations. He is a frequent guest lecturer in Europe on cross-border and comparative reorganization law. He previously served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Thomas Croake, Southern District of New York and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

A 27-year member of the State Bar, Silverman is an active member of the Business Law Section which has Committees on Banking Law; Consumer Financial Services; Continuing Legal Education; Corporations Law; Derivatives and Structured Products Law; Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law; Insurance Law; Legislative Affairs; Membership; Public Utility Law; Securities Regulation; and Technology and Venture Law. He previously chaired the section’s Bankruptcy Committee.

Silverman is a member of the International Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, American Bankruptcy Institute and the City Bar Association. He serves as budget committee chair of the Village of Larchmont. He is past president of Beth Emeth Synagogue and former secretary of the Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club.

While a student at Fordham Law School, Silverman served as a member of the Fordham Law Review.