Larchmont man takes top post in NY bar association

Paul Silverman (alumni) in Sound Shore (blog), January 31, 2011

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By Colin Gustafson

LARCHMONT — A Sherwood Drive resident who heads the village budget committee was recently named chair of the New York State Bar Association’s business law section.

Paul Silverman, 64, a partner at the Manhattan firm McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, took the helm of the 4,421-member business section on New Year’s Day. The section allows older lawyers to mentor younger attorneys.

A bio provided by the NYSBA says Silverman specializes in “corporate reorganization, commercial litigation, creditors’ and debtors’ domestic and international strategy, and forensic investigations.

Bio continued …

[Silverman] 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 [business law] 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.

Silverman received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. He earned his law degree from Fordham Law School, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review.

The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for 135 years.