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Erica R. Lerner

Erica is an Associate at Silverman Shin & Byrne where she is a member of the firm’s litigation department. Erica received her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in 2020. During law school, Erica was a Nathaniel E. Gates Honors Scholar, an editor of the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice, (More…)

Ari Reiser

Ari joined the firm in 2018 and is an associate in our Litigation Division. His primary area of practice is insurance defense. Prior to joining the firm, Ari worked for a commercial insurance carrier defending all matters related to motor vehicular accidents, including, bodily injury, uninsured/underinsured motorist (“SUM”), property damage, subrogation, P.I.P., No-Fault and insurance (More…)

Samuel J. Reiser

Samuel J. Reiser became a member of the firm in April, 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Sam was a partner in the law firm of Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C., where he specialized primarily in real estate, corporate and commercial transactional matters. Prior to that Sam was a partner in the law firm (More…)

Bonnie DelCarmen Espino

Bonnie Espino focuses her practice on a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Espino prosecuted commodities manipulations and antitrust violations at a regional law firm.  She is fluent in Spanish.

Elana Ben-Dov

Elana is a partner in the Litigation practice group and specializes in defending employers under their Employment Practice Liability Insurance and Directors and Officers Insurance, and she coordinates local and co-counsel in multiparty and multijurisdictional litigation. Elana litigates and mediates employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, misappropriation, and other employment-related cases before federal and state (More…)

Wayne Stanton

Wayne joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2007. He supervises motion practice in our Insurance Defense Practice Division and is also active in our Commercial Litigation Division.

Peter R. Silverman

Peter has been practicing law since 1970 and is the founder and senior partner of the firm. He has over forty years of hands-on experience in all facets of corporate and commercial law. Peter started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York and then honed his corporate and commercial skills as (More…)

Donald F. Schneider

Don is a litigation partner who heads our New York Commercial Litigation practice. For more than 30 years, Don has engaged primarily in commercial litigation and arbitration with an emphasis in the areas of real estate development and ownership, construction, co-op/condo disputes, representation of lenders and other creditors’ rights litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, transactional (More…)

Matthew Ross

Matt is an associate in our New Jersey office having joined the firm in 2006. The focus of his practice has been litigation with an emphasis on international law. A native of Boardman, Ohio, Matthew served as a page and a constituent aide in the Ohio Senate while an undergraduate student at Ohio State and (More…)

Gregory Mueller

Greg heads our New Jersey office. Greg has over twenty years experience in all facets of civil defense litigation, insurance litigation, corporate litigation and transactional law. Greg was a Ford Foundation Scholar at Rutgers Law (Camden) where he achieved an International Law Honors Certificate. After law school Greg accepted an invitation from the Austrian government (More…)