The firm's Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Restructuring practice is led by Paul H. Silverman, recent recipient of the N.Y. State Bar Association's 3,800 member Business Law Section lifetime award for exemplary service as Statewide Delegate, Section and Bankruptcy Committee chairs. Mr. Silverman, a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and the firm have experience in all areas of creditors' rights and debtor's protection, both out-of-court enforcement, restructuring and litigation, as well as counseling distressed asset acquisition, forensic investigations and claims trading. Mr. Silverman, an A.B.I. member with international experience representing significant non-U.S. located clients, has articles published in a German law treatise and several law journals. as well as being the invited guest lecturer at the Brussels E.U. State Aid Commission, Frankfurt Goethe University, Munich Ludwig-Maximilians University, Hamburg University, and at the Venice INSOL Europe Annual Congress meeting.
Steven S. Newburgh leads the West Palm Beach office's bankruptcy practice. Mr. Newburgh is Chair of the Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division's Pro Bono Committee and represents bankruptcy trustees, creditors and select debtors, primarily in the United States Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. Mr. Newburgh has also handled bankruptcy matters on a pro hac vice basis in New York, Illinois and, most recently, in the State of Texas. Mr. Newburgh has significant experience in corporate and personal bankruptcy litigation, case administration, business reorganization and assignment for benefit of creditor proceedings. Mr. Newburgh also conducts monthly Pro Se clinics in the courtrooms of the West Palm Beach Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, one of the most active Districts in the United States. Mr. Newburgh is a member of the American Bankruptcy Inns of Court, the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, the American Bankruptcy Institute and INSOL International.