Steve I. Silverman
Founding Member

“My clients know that I am not only an advocate in court, but I am a counselor, too. Understanding my clients’ business needs and goals enables me to provide creative advice and solutions both in and out of the courtroom.”

  • Steve Silverman has over 30 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in complex disputes. Prior to co-founding Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen, and Levine, P.L., Steve served as Chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, and as co-founder of the Distressed Asset Group at Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan, and Berlin.

    Steve also has extensive experience litigating multi-party cases in federal and state courts in Florida and nationwide. Steve has served as counsel to receivers in large, complex, failed financial institution litigations and asset recovery investigations. He also litigates lender liability claims, claims relating to membership interest rights, all aspects of real property litigation; and complex class action cases.

    In addition to his complex litigation practice, Steve is also an experienced appellate lawyer, having handled dozens of appeals in both state and federal courts, both crafting briefs and delivering oral arguments.

    Steve also heads Kluger Kaplan’s Electronic Discovery Group, following the latest trends and case law in electronic discovery issues at both the state and federal levels.

    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1985
    • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1982
    • Florida, 1985
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1986
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, 1986
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, 1986
    • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2007 – 2018
    • Member, 11th Judicial Circuit Court Complex Business Litigation Committee
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2020
    • Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’  “Best Law Firms” in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate
    • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2009 & 2011
    • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011-2016
    • Super Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008-2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
    • Finalist, Most Effective Lawyer in Business Litigation, Daily Business Review, 2012
    • Litigation Department of the Year, Real Estate Litigation, Daily Business Review, 2013
    • The Best of the Bar, South Florida Business Journal, Complex Commercial Litigation, 2005
    • American Jurisprudence Book Award, Contract Law
    • Award of Distinction, Society of Wig and Robe
    • Best Brief Award, Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition

    SIS SuperLawyers

    • American Bar Association
    • Dade County Association
    • The Florida Bar
    • Board Member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
    • IMPACT, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, former President
    • Friends of Sylvester, University of Miami School of Medicine Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center