Adam M. Silverman concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and related transactions. Adam has represented a variety of regional and national developers (including several real estate investment trusts) in a wide array matters, including the development of high-rise office towers, shopping centers, warehouses, and mixed-use developments, as well as portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures, and merger transactions.
He also represents lenders (including banks, pension funds, insurance companies, and private equity funds) and borrowers in matters ranging from structured project finance to secured and securitized loan transactions. He represents landlords and tenants in office, retail, and industrial leasing transactions, including complex build-to-suit transactions.
Adam is a member of the American Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Urban Land Institute. He is the vice chair of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority and a member of the Montgomery County Commerce Cabinet, which advises the Montgomery County Commissioners on matters of economic development.
Adam is also on the Board of Governors of the Achieving Independence Center (a program administered by Valley Youth House) and is the president of the Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation.
Adam was also one of the founding board members of CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park. In 2019, he was elected a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a premier association of nationally known real estate attorneys in the United States.
Adam earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Reber Award for excellence in writing for the Temple Law Review.
Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Phyllis Beck, Superior Court of Pennsylvania (1995-1996), and the Honorable John Padova, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1996-1997).
- Served as lead real estate counsel to Liberty Property Trust in the development of the new Comcast Technology Center, including negotiating one of the largest single-tenant office leases in the history of Philadelphia.
- Represented Liberty Property Trust in the development of the original Comcast Center, including acquiring and assembling land parcels, developing the project’s condominium structure, and negotiating complex easement and rights agreements with SEPTA and surrounding land owners.
- Represented Liberty Property Trust in its $900 million acquisition of Republic Property Trust and its corresponding portfolio of office assets in and around Washington, D.C.
- Represented Mid-Atlantic Health Care in Baltimore in a $75 million acquisition of five Philadelphia nursing homes.
- Represented FMC Corporation in the lease negotiations for their new headquarters in the FMC Tower being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust.
- Represented a private investment fund in their joint venture with Alterra Development for the acquisition of 1515 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
- Temple University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
- George Washington University, B.A., 1984
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; Pennsylvania
- Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
- American Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Montgomery County (PA) Industrial Development Authority – Vice Chair
- Montgomery Country (PA) Commerce Cabinet
- Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation – President
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