Paul H. Silverman

Paul H. Silverman

PartnerNew York, NY

T: (212) 803-1317

F: (212) 448-0066




Paul H. Silverman, concentrates on corporate reorganization, commercial litigation, creditors' & debtors' domestic and foreign cross-border strategies and forensic investigations. Paul has tried civil and criminal cases to conclusion and has structured sophisticated motion practice and work-out settlements. He serves as U.S. legal advisor to non-U.S. court appointed administrators. He advises on discreet legal issues arising in the course of commercial, contract, finance and trust matters that require experienced lawyering.

Representations: Paul has counseled the Bureau of National Affairs, Rio Tinto., First Interstate Properties, Intercontinental Hotels, Intertek, Quebecor World, General Glass Corp., Solar World, AG, as well as concerning Enron, World Com, Circuit City, Quimonda, Edscha and Lehman cases and for high net worth individuals. For example, Paul timely obtained resolution enabling Multicanal, an Argentina cable provider, to reorganize and obtained a Chapter 15 injunction for Daewoo’s Korean Receiver's U.S. interests, and succeeded in an international fraud investigation and trial with a $10+ million U.K. recovery and incarceration of the fraudster and counseling individuals entangled in the Madoff bankruptcy matter.

Experience and Education: Mr. Silverman's government service: law clerk to Hon. Thomas Croake, Southern District of New York, Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Attorney General (O.D.A.L.E.), Assistant U.S. Attorney, S.D.N.Y. (criminal/civil divisions, (tax and bankruptcy units)) He has a certificate for advanced mediation training and is a Bankruptcy Court mediator panelist. Paul graduated from Fordham University Law School in New York (Fordham Law Review), with a B.A. degree in both Philosophy and History from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, a member of ODK, national leadership honorary society, and president of APO, a national dramatic honorary society.

Public Service: He is a leader in professional associations: N.Y. State Bar Association - a House of Delegates appointment, a former Business Section Chair and Bankruptcy Committee Chair; City Bar Association - Bankruptcy Committee member (Derivatives Subcommittee) and former Banking Committee member. Community Service -  Village of Larchmont NY Budget Committee Chair, former president of his synagogue and Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club secretary, where he and his wife kayak.


United States Supreme Court

Court of Appeals

1997 2nd Cir 1975
  3rd Cir 2001

District Court

4th Cir 1988
SDNY 1974  
EDNY 1974

Tax Court

EDMich 1981 1988


Speaking Engagements: An invited lecturer to the N.Y.S.B.A., the A.B.A, Goethe University Law and Finance Graduate Program (Frankfurt), the E.U. Commission on State Aid Recovery (Brussels), the Annual German National Insolvency Conference (Frankfurt), and at law and finance conferences in Helsinki, Madrid, Paris & Prague, as well as the Int'l Bar Assoc.n Annual Insol/Reorg. Conference (Venice) and throughout Germany.

Publications & Honors

Chapter 11 Law Revisions Being Considered – Vast Reform Report Condensed with Insightful Comments, International Insolvency Law Review, vol. 2/2015 at pp. 123-144 (Verlag C.H.Beck)(2015: Munich, Frankfurt)

Use of U.S. Bankruptcy Courts: An Introduction to Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Code Law with Annotations of Significant U.S.Court Decisions, Sanierung und Insolvenz, Festchrift fuer K.H. Görg (Verlag C.H. Beck 2010: Munich)

Reforming Characteristics of Maintenance Deposits to Avoid Treatment as Cash Collateral, Law Journal Newsletter's Equipment Leasing Newsletter, Vol.23 no. 2, March 2004