Adam M. Silverman

Member

Recent News:

Cozen O'Connor Names 11 New Shareholders

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of 11 members to shareholders.

Adam has represented a variety of regional and national developers (including several real estate investment trusts) in a wide array matters, including the development of high-rise office towers, shopping centers, warehouses, and mixed-use developments, as well as portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and merger transactions. He also represents borrowers in matters ranging from structured project finance to secured and securitized loan transactions and loan workouts. He represents landlords and tenants in office, retail, and industrial leasing transactions, including complex build-to-suit transactions and lease workout transactions.

Adam is a member of the American Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Urban Land Institute. He is the vice chair of the Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) Industrial Development Authority and is the president of the Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation. Adam is also a former board member of the Achieving Independence Center (a program administered by Valley Youth House) and was also one of the founding board members of CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park. In 2019, Adam was elected a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a premier association of nationally known real estate attorneys in the United States.

Adam earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Reber Award for excellence in writing for the Temple Law Review. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Phyllis Beck, Superior Court of Pennsylvania (1995-1996), and the Honorable John Padova, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1996-1997).

Experience

News

Cozen O'Connor Names 11 New Shareholders

September 12, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of 11 members to shareholders.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Adam Silverman Elected Fellow of American College of Real Estate Lawyers

April 03, 2019

Adam Silverman, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in Philadelphia, has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Using Tactical Preservation to Revive Neighborhoods outside Downtown Detroit

August 10, 2018

Adam Silverman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, is quoted in Urban Land Magazine on the city of Detroit’s new plan for “Tactical Preservation” – an effort to target for preservation some of the thousands of abandoned but architecturally or historically significant properties in the outlying districts of the city.

Publications

Lease Forbearance Agreements in the Age of COVID-19

June 02, 2020

Adam Silvermann discusses a variety of issues and provisions landlords (and tenants) should consider when crafting a lease forbearance agreement during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lease Provisions To Consider in the Age of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Adam Silverman discusses some provisions worth considering in new lease documents in the COVID-19 era.

Mixed-Use: 5 Questions Every Lawyer Should Answer [Commercial Property Executive]

September 06, 2017

Adam Silverman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, addresses the questions developers need to ask their legal team when considering a mixed-use development in the Commercial Property Executive article, “Mixed Use: 5 Questions Every Lawyer Should Answer.”

Mixed-Use Development [Pennsylvania Bar Institute]

September 01, 2017

Adam Silverman, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice, discusses the considerations for mixed-use developers and legal practitioners in a book published by the Philadelphia Bar Institute.

THE BASICS: Assignments and Subletting in Commercial Lease Transactions [Cozen O'Connor]

February 21, 2012

THE BASICS: Assignments and Subletting in Commercial Lease Transactions - Cozen O'Connor - In difficult economic times, a tenant may find itself with an excess of space that
it does not need and cannot afford. Assuming that the landlord will not allow
the tenant to simply terminate all or part of the lease, the tenant may seek to
assign its lease to a new party or sublet all or part of its premises. Such
transactions often present competing interests among the three parties...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

PBI 15th Annual Real Estate Institute

December 08, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1984

Awards & Honors

Chambers & Partners USA, 2021-2022
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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Honorable Phyllis Beck, Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Honorable John Padova, U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers 
  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Montgomery County (PA) Industrial Development Authority - Vice Chair
  • Governors of the Achieving Independence Center - Former Board Member
  • Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation - President