Timothy J. Silverman
Timothy J. Silverman is a Partner with the Scheer Law Group, LLP (“SLG”). Although a recent addition to the firm, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Firm.
Prior to coming to work at SLG, Mr. Silverman was a founding shareholder of Solomon, Grindle, Silverman & Wintringer, where he worked for over 21 years, 15 years as the managing shareholder. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer.
Mr. Silverman graduated from Duke University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Mr. Silverman earned his degree of Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law where he graduated cum laude. While at the University of San Diego, he was a comments Editor and member of the San Diego Law Review. Mr. Silverman was also a member of the Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition Team. While in law school, Mr.Silverman published an article in the San Diego Law Review entitled “The Effect of a Petition for Decertification on the Bargaining Process: The Reversal of Dresser Industries” which analyzed cutting edge labor/management bargaining issues existing at that time.
Since 1989, Mr. Silverman has specialized in the representation and defense of financial
institutions and mortgage companies, including all aspects of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights,
commercial as well as consumer litigation, secured transactions, Uniform Commercial Code matters, equipment leasing and real property litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the entire state of California. Mr. Silverman also specializes in the representation of financial institutions which emphasize Small Business Administration (SBA) lending.
Mr. Silverman has been lead counsel in several cases which have been published including Trust One Mortgage Association v. Invest America Mortgage Association et. al., 134 Cal. App. 4th1302 (2005) which held that an indemnification provision between a mortgage company and an originating broker was not barred by the anti-deficiency statute, and In re Morales, 387 B.R. 36(Bkrtcy. CD Cal 2008), which held that an adjusted retail value was the proper valuation standard for vehicles in bankruptcy cases.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Silverman was a neurochemistry research and marketingspecialist with Research Biochemicals, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Silverman is a member of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Commercial and Bankruptcy Sections of the San Diego Bar Association, the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, and the California Credit Union Collector’s Council. He is licensed to practice in all of the Federal Courts in California as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Silverman presents frequent seminars on a variety of topics related to bankruptcy, commercial and real property litigation, and loan documentation issues. He is also a faculty member of the Lorman Business Center.
Mr. Silverman resides with his wife and three children in Carlsbad, California. Over the last nearly 20 years, he has been very active as a volunteer coach and board member in local youth recreation and competitive baseball, football, lacrosse and basketball associations.
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