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Ari Silverman - Partner

Ari Silverman


Ari concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.  Ari has represented public and privately-held companies operating in a wide variety of industries, including financial institutions, monoline insurers, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, cannabis companies, and entertainment companies, as well as directors and officers, and individuals in their personal capacities.  Ari has represented clients in connection with threatened and actual litigations relating to mortgage-backed securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and service arrangements, as well as Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission FCPA and accounting-related investigations, and RICO and consumer fraud litigations.  Ari has also advised corporations on governance issues and has conducted internal investigations in response to, and in anticipation of, regulatory inquiries and commercial litigation.

Ari has been recognized by the New York State Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society for his pro bono work on several occasions.  He has helped public housing tenants facing eviction, disabled persons challenging social security and other benefits denials, foreign-born persons seeking asylum in the United States, and non-profit groups in a variety of situations, from starting up to resolving employment disputes.  Ari has represented clients in housing court, in administrative hearings, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ari practiced in the litigation department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York for eight years prior to joining Paduano & Weintraub.



  • Rutgers College, B.A.

  • Rutgers University, J.D.

    • Joseph F. Smith Scholar

    • Nathan N. Schildkraut Award for excellence in appellate advocacy

    • Chair, Moot Court Board


  • New York

  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York


  • A cannabis company with licenses in 16 U.S. jurisdictions in connection with business disputes and regulatory and governance issues

  • A multinational entertainment company in a dispute relating to the acquisition of a music publishing company

  • Private equity investors in connection with disputes arising from failed investments

  • Global financial institutions in connection with disputes over restrictive covenants

  • A monoline insurer seeking to recover billions of dollars in losses arising out of financial guarantee insurance policies provided in connection with RMBS transactions

  • A designer clothing label in connection with a contractual dispute relating to an acquisition

  • A professional athlete in connection with multiple lawsuits alleging violations of New Jersey’s RICO and Consumer Fraud statutes

  • The audit committee of Fortune 150 company in an independent, international investigation in connection with a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into accounting fraud

  • A pharmaceutical company in connection with a hostile takeover and a corporate inversion

  • An international beverage company in connection with $2 billion corporate dissolution proceeding

  • The Department of the Treasury, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in connection with various real and threatened litigations arising from business decisions and official actions

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