Robert A. Silverman

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4620

(215) 701-2161

Recent News:

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

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.

Bob represents developers, lenders, and owners in a variety of sophisticated transactions, including the development, acquisition, and sale of office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers, hotels, apartment buildings, and condominiums. His practice also includes the representation of residential developers and homebuilders, and the representation of  borrowers and lenders in workout and foreclosure situations. Bob’s workout experience includes the representation of  borrowers in the creation of an “A Note/B Note” structure, discounted payoffs, and discounted loan purchases. He also actively participates in real estate litigation matters.

Bob is a past chairman of the Financing and Securitization Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Real Property Section, and is a past member of the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Real Property Section. He is a frequent author on real estate topics, including non-recourse carve-outs, shopping center leasing, lender liability, mortgage foreclosure, and condominium issues.

Bob earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

 

News

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.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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).

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

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.

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

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

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Publications

No Subdivision? Commonwealth Court Says, 'No Problem!': Commonwealth Court opinion rules developer's original application controlling [The Legal Intelligencer]

January 25, 2010

No Subdivision? Commonwealth Court Says, 'No Problem!': Commonwealth Court opinion rules developer's original application controlling - The Legal Intelligencer - What if your client wants to buy a tract of real estate that is not separately subdivided?

He tells you that he is not worried about any municipal fines that may be incurred as a result of violating the applicable subdivision ordinance. He is also not worried about the need to obtain building permits that might not be obtainable in the absence of a valid subdivision

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center Luncheon

January 24, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1981
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., cum laude, 1978

Awards & Honors

Chambers & Partners USA, 2009-2022

Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2022

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2021

  • Pennsylvania