Timothy J. Silverman is a Partner with the Scheer Law Group, LLP (“SLG”). Mr. Silverman heads up the Civil Litigation department at the Firm. He has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer since 1998.
Since becoming a California licensed attorney in 1989, Mr. Silverman has specialized in the representation and defense of financial institutions, private lenders, mortgage companies, title companies, businesses of every size, and individuals. He effectively and successfully handles in complex legal issues in both litigation and transactional matters involving all aspects of real estate, commercial litigation, lender liability, bankruptcy, title issues, FDCPA and FCRA defense litigation, and HOA litigation. In addition to his litigation practice as an aggressive and seasoned trial attorney, he also is experienced in transactional matters, preparation of loan documentation, and acting as outside “in-house” general counsel to various entities. His varied practice also includes defending attorneys and appointed trustees in bankruptcy court who are under investigation or being prosecuted by the Office of the United States Trustee. Mr. Silverman’s practice extends throughout all of the state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout California. On occasion, he has obtained admittance pro hac vice in jurisdictions outside California to handle special cases. Mr. Silverman also specializes in all aspects of U.S. 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. 4th 1302 (2005) which held that an indemnification provision between a mortgage company and an originating broker was not barred by the anti-deficiency statute, 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, and In re Ricol Royal, 586 B.R. 55 (Bkrtcy. SD Cal. 2018) which addressed personal versus business use of vehicles for purpose of bifurcation in Chapter 13 in applying the 910 day rule “hanging paragraph”.
Prior to joining SLG, Mr. Silverman was a founding shareholder of Solomon, Grindle, Silverman & Wintringer in San Diego, where he was the managing shareholder for over 21 years. He graduated from Duke University in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Biology. In 1989, he earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where he graduated cum laude. While at USD, he was a Comments Editor on the San Diego Law Review. Mr. Silverman was also a member of the USD Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition Team. While at USD, he 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.
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 has presented frequent seminars on a variety of topics related to bankruptcy, commercial and real property litigation and loan documentation issues. He was also a faculty member of the Lorman Business Center for many years.
Mr. Silverman has resided in Carlsbad, California for over 30 years. For nearly 20 years, he was very active as a volunteer coach and board member in local youth recreation, all-star, and competitive baseball, football, lacrosse, and basketball associations.
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