James Silver is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and heads the firm’s Commercial Creditors Rights Bankruptcy Practice. With over 30 years of experience, James is a commercial litigator who concentrates his practice on business bankruptcies, receiverships, the enforcement of creditors’ rights, and complex commercial litigation.
As a trial attorney, James has handled commercial disputes in a wide variety of practice areas. His experience includes individual and class shareholder actions, Ponzi scheme litigation, shareholder derivative suits, fraudulent transfer litigation, disputes between owners and among shareholders or stakeholders, lender liability claims, litigation arising in connection with distressed assets, securities litigation, class action defense, banking litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets and general bankruptcy litigation.
James also represents fiduciaries, including receivers, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and trustees in all forums. His practice covers a full spectrum of complex insolvency issues for clients in diverse industries, including real estate, financial and economic services, state and local governments, e-commerce and telecommunications.
James is a certified Circuit Court Mediator in Florida and has mediated cases involving legal malpractice, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, and state court creditors’ rights litigation. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 1992, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards, and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive.
James graduated in the top 3% of his law school class and served as the Associate Research Editor of the University of Miami Law Review.