Learn about Jay L. Silverberg

Jay L. Silverberg

Jay L. Silverberg has been an attorney for more than 35 years.  He started as a corporate lawyer in “Big Law”. Before founding Silverberg Law Firm LLC, he was a partner in an Am. Law 200 firm. His practice has included an incredible variety of fascinating and challenging matters, including corporate transactions, commercial litigation, divorce, and family litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate, employment matters, banking and finance matters, securities related matters, intellectual property, partnerships, capital raises, start-ups, and countless other issues. Jay has spoken at such prestigious forums as the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York Institute of Credit, Fordham Law School, and the New York City Bar Association.

Jay is also a highly trained mediator. Having a broad- based knowledge of business and bankruptcy issues enhances his ability to effectively mediate civil and business disputes. He provides civil mediation services in New Jersey and New York, and divorce and family mediation services in New Jersey. Mr. Silverberg has completed: (i) Commercial Mediation Training, which is approved under Part 146 of the New York Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge, and (ii) New York Advanced Commercial Mediation training, which together provide the training required for service on the Commercial Division ADR roster. In addition, Mr. Silverberg actively participates the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, which is New Jersey’s largest mediation group and is completing the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Divorce Mediation Training and Civil Mediation Training. As an active New Jersey mediator, he volunteers as a settlement mediator at Superior Court in Middlesex County.

We always strive to provide cost-effective and practical pathways to the best possible conclusion and to accomplish our client’s goals in a professional and direct manner.

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Academic Background

  • JD Cum Laude 1986
  • Editor of the Annual Review of Banking Law
  • Moot Court Program Judge/Advisor
  • Edward Hennessey Scholar
  • Paul J. Liacos Scholar
Brandeis University
  • B.A. 1983
  • Dean’s List
Speaker on legal issues, including

“Covering Your Assets: Prenup’s, Post-Nup’s and Planning for Entrepreneurs” Various Venues 2016.
Fifth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, Fordham Law School– April, 2015: Panelist, “Pulling the Plug: Bankruptcy in the Fashion Industry”
New York City Bar Association, Fashion Law Committee—June, 2014: Organized panel “Wardrobe Malfunction: Managing Crisis in the Fashion Industry”
American Bankruptcy Institute National Spring Meeting—April, 2014: Panel on “Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy”
Commercial Finance League—March, 2014: “Jay’s Top Ten List: Pitfalls for Secured Lenders”
Fordham Law School—April, 2012: Second Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium: “Initial Public Offerings in the Fashion Industry”
New York City Bar Association—January, 2012: “Introduction to Factoring”
New York City Bar Association—November, 2011: Panelist: “Careers in Fashion Law”
New York Institute of Credit—May, 2011: “Starting a Business”
Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition 2017 – St John’s Law School.

Other Venues, including:

Columbia University School of Business MBA Program; Various professional firms and financial institutions; National Association of Credit Managers; New York Institute of Credit; and others

Selected Publications

“Law and Practice: The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008” – The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
“Acquisitions of Troubled Businesses” – Fashion Manuscript

Selected Recognitions

New York Super Lawyers ®, various years. Recognized in several categories, including Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (see selection criteria in disclaimer)
Mann Foundation’s Mann of the Year Award: Apparel Lawyer of the Year
Chabad Vocational School’s “Pillar of Kindness” Award
Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, various years.


American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
Contemporary Credit Club: Past Treasurer
Garden State Credit Associates, Member
Manhattan/Decorum Credit Club: Past President, Treasurer, Board Member
Middlesex County Bar Association
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association, Fashion Committee: Member
New York Institute of Credit: Past Secretary, Counsel, and Faculty
Newark Public Library: Event Committee
ORT Accountants and Bankers Group New York: Committee Member
Past Committee Member of various charitable organizations
Turnaround Management Association: Member

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SuperLawyers: https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html

Marquis Who’s Who: https://www.marquiswhoswho.com/pages/faqs