Attorney Sam A. Silverstein 

Sam A. Silverstein


Sam A. Silverstein

Practice Areas

  • Securities Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Corporate Law


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Finance/Management Consulting


Mr. Silverstein concentrates his practice in the areas of securities arbitration, commercial litigation and general corporate law. He has extensive experience representing individual investors, hedge funds, brokerage firms and registered representatives in arbitration (FINRA, AAA and JAMS) and court proceedings throughout the country. His firm also specializes in all aspects of franchise law, nationwide and worldwide, and Mr. Silverstein has more than a decade of experience reviewing, calculating and confirming the propriety of the financial disclosures and franchise system statistics of the firm’s clients for purposes of public disclosure (specifically relating to the annual preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents). 

Mr. Silverstein’s primary practice involves representing investors in proceedings to recover their investment losses from stockbrokers, investment advisors, financial planners and broker-dealers, resulting in the return of tens of millions of dollars to individuals who were the victims of unsuitable recommendations, unauthorized trading, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, municipal bond fraud, improper margin liquidations, theft of account assets, excessive trading to generate commissions and breach of fiduciary duty in fee-based managed accounts. He has also represented hedge funds in multi-million-dollar actions against their prime brokers in cases involving miscalculations of portfolio margin leading to improper margin liquidations as well as representing registered representatives and financial advisors in actions against their firm and other brokers regarding breach of contract, compensation and expungement. 

Mr. Silverstein received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.B.A. with a focus in Finance from Emory University’s Roberto C. Goizueta Business School. He is an active member of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) and was named in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, a recognition given to less than 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2013

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
  • American Bar Association