Steven M. Silverberg


BA, Brooklyn Collage of the City University of New York
JD, New York University School of Law

Steven M. Silverberg, is one of the founders of the firm of Silverberg Zalantis LLC and continues as Of Counsel to the Firm. He has extensive experience in representing developers and municipalities in land use, zoning, environmental law matters and related real estate transactions, as well as litigation and appeals in the New York State and Federal Courts. He has also counseled clients through all stages of construction projects including drafting of construction contracts, as well as litigation and arbitration of construction claims.

He has previously served as special counsel for the Village of Wesley Hills, the Village of Suffern, the Town of Eastchester, the Village of Bronxville, the Greene County IDA, the Larchmont Public Library, the Mount Vernon City Council, the City of White Plains and the White Plains Housing Authority. He also previously served as attorney for the Town of Ossining, Village of Tarrytown and Planning and Zoning attorney for the Town of  Haverstraw.  Previously, as attorney to the Town of Mamaroneck and the Villages of Mamaroneck and New Hempstead, he counseled all Town and Village boards and commissions.

Steve is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School where he taught state and local government law. He is author of "Subdivisions and Site Plan Review", a chapter in Warren's Weed New York Real Property Law (Matthew Bender, 1990), co-author of the book Wetlands and Coastal Zone Regulation and Compliance (John Wiley & Sons, 1993) and a chapter in American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 3d, Vol. 31, "Zoning Proof of Inverse Condemnation From Excessive Land Use Regulation" (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1995). He also continues to periodically contribute articles to various publications and currently serves as a member of the Board of Editors of the New York Real Estate Law Reporter®.

In addition, Steve previously served as chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association from 1998 to 2005, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation from 2001 to 2008, a member of the Board of Directors and Second Vice President of the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation from 2018 to 2020, Chair of the planning board of the Village of Piermont from 2008 thru 2009, Trustee on the Piermont Village Board from 2010 thru 2011 and 2013 thru 2015, Chair of the Education Board of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division from 2009 to 2010 and as a member of its governing Council from (2009 to 2012).

He is admitted to practice in New York, as well as the SDNY, EDNY, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court.