Steven M. Silverberg

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silverberg@szlawfirm.net
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Phone: 914.682.0707
Fax: 914.682.0708

Talleyrand Office Park
220 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, New York 10591

Steven M. Silverberg is a partner in Silverberg Zalantis LLP. He has extensive experience in representing developers and municipalities in land use, zoning and environmental law matters including litigation and appeals in the New York State and Federal Courts. Starting his career as an assistant district attorney and then working as a town attorney, providing counsel in such diverse areas as land use, zoning, contracts, construction, telecommunications and employment law, prepared him for the services he continues to provide to businesses, municipalities and individuals. In addition to the approval process for residential and commercial development, he has negotiated complex development agreements and counseled clients in the financing of commercial projects.

Steve serves as counsel to several corporations providing services ranging from corporate organization and shareholders agreements to employment litigation. He has also counseled clients through all stages of construction projects including drafting of construction contracts, as well as litigation and arbitration of construction claims.

He has previously served as special counsel for the Village of Wesley Hills, the Village of Suffern, the Town of Eastchester, the Village of Bronxville, the Greene County IDA, the Larchmont Public Library and the White Plains Housing Authority. Along with Kathy Zalantis, Steve is Planning and Zoning attorney for the Town of Haverstraw and serves as special counsel to the City of Mount Vernon City Council, City of White Plains City Council and the Villages of Pelham Manor, Mamaroneck, Tarrytown and West Haverstraw. Previously, as attorney to the Town of Mamaroneck and Mamaroneck Village Attorney, he counseled all Town and Village boards and commissions. Steve has also served as counsel to the Town of Greenburgh Zoning Board of Appeals and the Greenburgh Housing Authority, and was a Deputy Town Attorney in the Town of Greenburgh.

Steve is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School where he taught state and local government law. He is author of "Subdivisions and Site Plan Review", a chapter in Warren's Weed New York Real Property Law (Matthew Bender, 1990), co-author of the book Wetlands and Coastal Zone Regulation and Compliance (John Wiley & Sons, 1993) and a chapter in American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 3d, Vol. 31, "Zoning Proof of Inverse Condemnation From Excessive Land Use Regulation" (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1995). He also continues to periodically contribute articles to various publications on subjects such as condemnation and RLUIPA and serves as a member of the Board of Editors of the New York Real Estate Law Reporter®.

Since 2010 Steve has been  named to Metro New York Super Lawyers and has received the highest possible attorney rating by the Martindale Hubbell and Avvo lawyer directories.

Some of the reported cases he has either briefed or argued include:

  • Avon Group LLC v.  Mosdos Chofetz Chaim, Inc.12-CV-3827 (ER) United State District Court (SDNY, 2012)
  • Edwards v. Davison, 941 N.Y.S.2d 873 (2d Dep't 2012)
  • South Liberty Partners LP v. Town of Haverstraw, 82 A.D.3d 956, 918 N.Y.S.2d 563 (2d Dep't 2011)
  • Matter of Vinrus Corp. v. Village of Pelham Manor Building Inspector, 66 A.D.3d 690, 885 N.Y.S.2d 444 (2d Dep't 2009)
  • Xavier Contracting LLC v. City of Rye, 29 A.D.3d 687, 815 N.Y.S.2d 638 (2d Dep't 2006)
  • Chambers v. Old Stone Hill, 1 N.Y.3d 424, 774 N.Y.S.2d 866 (2004)
  • Bronxville Field Club v. Irwin Davison, 305 A.D.2d 591, 759 N.Y.S.2d 382 (2d Dep't 2003)
  • Wickes v. Kaplan, 304 A.D.2d 769, 758 N.Y.S.2d 383 (2nd Dept. 2003)

In addition, he served as chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association from 1998 to 2005, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation from 2001 to 2008, Chair of the planning board of the Village of Piermont from 2008 to 2009, Trustee on the Piermont Village Board from 2010 to 2011 and 2013 to the present, Chair of the Education Board of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division from 2009 to 2010 and its governing Council from (2009 to 2012).

Steve is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the N.Y.U. School of Law.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

New York
U.S. District Courts (Southern and Eastern Districts)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit