Brett Silverman Bio

Prior to,  and during college, I frequently  worked in numerous  small businesses, including my  father’s  manufacturing operation in Jamaica, New York, learning the ins and outs of each segment of those businesses and how they operated. In my father’s factory, I saw first hand the struggles and successes that my father experienced as a small business owner, and it was my desire to help him in every way possible.  That desire was the seed that led me to law school.

Unlike most attorneys however, after law school before engaging in private practice as an attorney, I used my business and legal education to fulfill my entrepreneurial goals. I  commenced my  professional  career in real estate, both in sales  as an agent,  and in development  where I managed several real estate projects.  During this  time,  I  engaged in the creation and operation of a small lobbying firm and a small video distribution operation.

A downturn in the economy led me to private practice, and in 2008,  I  began my  legal career working at a boutique law firm  in New York,  specializing in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights,  and corporate law.  As counsel to many bankruptcy trustees and receivers,  I   operated, liquidated  and reorganized many businesses.  I spent a great deal of time  representing creditors (both secured and unsecured) with  their efforts to make claims in bankruptcy proceedings and recover assets through collection and judgment enforcement proceedings.   In the corporate department,  my  practice included, among other things,  business formation, business purchase and sale,  and  contract review and drafting.

After eight years in private practice,  I  took  a position as  Vice President of Operations and General Counsel to  a small cosmetics manufacturer and distributor.   At the cosmetics company,  I  employed many lessons learned from my  past experiences, both legal and non-legal, to help usher the cosmetics company out of a bankruptcy and into rehabilitation of its brand and market share.   As Vice President of Operations,  I  was in charge of the company’s human resources, payroll and manufacturing and distribution efforts.   As General Counsel,  I would routinely advise the company’s Chief Executive Officer on proactive business and legal strategies and defenses, as well as, managed outside litigation counsel, and reviewed, negotiated and  drafted contracts.

Silverman Law was born out of  the lessons learned over my experiences through the years working in almost every aspect of a business.  It is these lessons and experiences that fuel my desire and passion to help  every business grow and succeed. I will be the trusted advisor for Your business and legal challeneges.

I am the graduate of: The George Washington University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Corporate Finance; Hofstra University’s School of Law with concentrated studies in Business Law, Tax and Bankruptcy and was published in the Family Courts Review; and University of Miami’s Business School with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance.