Cozen O’Connor: Silverman, Adam M.

Adam M. Silverman

Member

Philadelphia

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Recent News:

Adam Silverman Elected Fellow of American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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).

Adam concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and related transactions.

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, joint ventures, and merger transactions. He also represents lenders (including banks, pension funds, insurance companies, and private equity funds) and borrowers in matters ranging from structured project finance to secured and securitized loan transactions. He represents landlords and tenants in office, retail, and industrial leasing transactions, including complex build-to-suit 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 Industrial Development Authority and a member of the Montgomery County Commerce Cabinet, which advises the Montgomery County Commissioners on matters of economic development. Adam is also on the Board of Governors of the Achieving Independence Center (a program administered by Valley Youth House) and is the president of the Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation. Adam was also one of the founding board members of CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park.

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

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.

Real Estate Giants: Comcast Center, Philadelphia

September 23, 2016

Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice Group represented Liberty Property Trust, the REIT developing the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center project.

Cozen O’Connor Member Appointed to County Industrial Development Authority

January 01, 2013

Adam Silverman, a member of the firm's Real Estate Group, was appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners to the board of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority.

Adam Silverman quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

March 15, 2012

Adam Silverman quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Publications

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...

THE BASICS: Commercial Agreements of Sale [Cozen O'Connor Guide Book]

January 01, 2010

THE BASICS: Commercial Agreements of Sale - Cozen O'Connor Guide Book - Unlike their cousin, the residential agreement of sale (which is usually a pre‐printed form provided by a realtor), agreements for the sale of
commercial real estate tend to be highly customized legal documents tailored to the specifics of the transaction at hand. While these
agreements will vary based on, among other things, the kind of property involved (industrial, retail, office, multi‐family, etc.), all agreements of sale for commercial

THE BASICS: Commercial Leases [Cozen O'Connor Guide Book]

January 01, 2010

THE BASICS: Commercial Leases - Cozen O'Connor Guide Book - Commercial leases may involve almost any kind of space and purpose,
although office, industrial and retail leases are the most common. These
can range from relatively simple affairs of a few pre‐printed pages, to
enormously complex legal documents with hundreds of pages of highly
negotiated text, exhibits, schedules and ancillary agreements.

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
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Honorable Phyllis Beck, Superior Court of New Jersey

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

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Montgomery County (PA) Industrial Development Authority - Vice Chair
  • Montgomery Country (PA) Commerce Cabinet
  • Governors of the Achieving Independence Center - Board
  • Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation - President