Murray B. Silverstein

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Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone813.318.5741

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Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial and Real Property Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 813.318.5741
Fax: 813.318.5900
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Murray-B-Silverstein
 
University Stetson University, B.A., cum laude, 1980
 
Law SchoolStetson University College of Law, J.D., 1982
 
Admitted1982, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Supreme Court of the United States
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•The Florida Bar
•Business Law Section, Executive Council/Member (2010-present)
•Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
•Member (2010-present); Chair (2014-2015)
•The Florida Bar Board of Governors, Sixth Judicial Circuit (Executive Committee; Chair, Disciplinary Procedures Committee; Chair, Communications Committee; Board Liaison, among others) (2003-2011)
•Trial Lawyers Section
•Sixth Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Program, Chair (2002-2006)
•The Florida Bar Journal, Editorial Board, (1985-1990)
•The Florida Bar Foundation
•fellow (2003-present); Board Member (2015-present)
•Florida Courts Technology Commission, Commissioner ( 2007-present)
•Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (1994)
•Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (1997)
•Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
•Board Member, Florida CraftArts
•Certified Circuit Court Mediator, The Florida Supreme Court, 1993-2012
•Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1993-2012
•American Academy of Certified Mediators
•National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
•American Bar Association: Litigation Section, Subcommittee on Commercial Litigation, Banking, and Business Torts; Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•St. Petersburg Bar Association (Executive Committee; Editor, Paraclete)
•Leadership St. Petersburg (1987)
•Leadership Tampa Bay (1989)
•Community Law Program of St. Petersburg, Inc. (pro bono) - past president and board member (1996-2010)
•YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, Director (2007-2013)

 
Born1957
 
Biography

Murray Silverstein concentrates his practice in the areas of appeals, complex commercial, business, real property litigation, and class actions in state and federal courts. Murray offers a sharp focus and keen ability to simplify complicated issues before judges and juries. He is board certified in business litigation and civil trial practice by The Florida Bar. Murray achieves balance in his litigation and advocacy roles by also providing effective mediation services to many litigants and their counsel.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Murray was a litigation partner in a statewide law firm, where he was a member of the business litigation practice group.

Areas of Concentration

•Appeals and appellate practice
•Complex business, commercial, and real property litigation
•Class actions
•Construction litigation
•Fiduciary, trusts and estates litigation
•Financial institutions and consumer financial litigation
•Health care litigation
•Mediation/arbitration
•Restrictive covenants/unfair competition litigation
•Securities litigation
•Title insurance defense

Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2015)
• Florida Legal Elite, Commercial Litigation, Florida Trend (2008-2012)
•The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, Sixth Judicial Circuit (2011)
•The Florida Bar President's Award of Merit (2010)
•Distinguished Citizens Award, Boy Scouts of America - West Central Florida Council (2009)
•David L. Stout Memorial Pro Bono Award - Community Law Program, Inc. (2008)
•William Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award - Stetson University College of Law (2006)
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.31.15 Greenberg Traurig Tampa Shareholder Murray B. Silverstein Reappointed by Florida Supreme Court to Florida Courts Technology Commission
06.16.15 Greenberg Traurig Tampa's Murray Silverstein Appointed to The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors
06.12.15 Seven Greenberg Traurig Tampa Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
02.17.15 Greenberg Traurig Tampa Elevates Murray B. Silverstein to Shareholder, Andrew J. Patch to Of Counsel
02.11.15 Greenberg Traurig Names Shareholder Class of 2015, Reports Record Financial Performance for 2014
02.11.15 Greenberg Traurig Elevates Six Attorneys to Shareholder, Three to Of Counsel at its Florida Offices
07.21.14 Greenberg Traurig's Murray B. Silverstein Appointed as Chair of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee
07.17.14 Six Greenberg Traurig Attorneys In Tampa Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

Published Articles

01.06.16 Technology and Florida's Rules of Judicial Administration

Alerts

08.31.15 Eleventh Circuit: Enhanced TILA Disclosure and Remedies Not Applicable to UCC Article 9 Fixture Filers, As No Security Interest Created in Consumers' Homes
04.07.15 CFPB Releases its Consumer Arbitration Study

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Publications

•Technology and Florida's Rules of Judicial Administration, ” 90 Florida Bar Journal, No. 1 (January 2016), co-authored with Amy S. Borman
•Yes, Virginia, There is Consumer Arbitration in California”: U.S. Supreme Court's Rebuke to California - DirectTV v. Imburgia (Class Action Waivers are Valid), GT Financial Services Observer Blog (December 21, 2015)
•CFPB Wants to Eliminate Free Pass of Class-Action Waivers in Consumer Arbitration Agreements, GT Financial Services Observer Blog (October 28, 2015)
•11th Circuit Opinion - FDCPA Does Not Apply to Debt Acquirers if Not “Debt Collectors, GT Financial Services Observer Blog (September 28, 2015)
•11th Circuit Opinion on Fixture Filings and TILA, GT Financial Services Observer Blog (September 28, 2015)
•Eleventh Circuit: Enhanced TILA Disclosures and Remedies Not Applicable to UCC Article 9 Fixture Filers, As No Security Interest Created in Consumers' Homes, co-authored with Jonathan S. Tannen, GT Alert (August 31, 2015)
•Report of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, 89 The Florida Bar Journal, No. 6 (June 2015)
•The Perils of Reporting CFPB Inquiries, co-authored with Peter L. Cockrell, GT Financial Services Observer Blog (May 23, 2015)
•CFPB Consumer Arbitration Study, GT Financial Services Observer Blog (May 8, 2015)
•Mentioned, Law360 Names Attorneys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1, Law360? (April 15, 2015)
•CFPB Releases its Consumer Arbitration Study, GT Alert, co-authored with Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, and Gil Rudolph (April 7, 2015)
•Quoted, Get Up to Speed on the Technical Standards for e-Filing, The Florida Bar News (December 1, 2014)
• E-Filing and Electronic Access to Court Records, St. Petersburg Bar Association's Paraclete (May 2008)
• The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Advertising Exemption: Dead or Alive? St. Petersburg Bar Association's Paraclete (October 2007)
• Vital Consumer Information Available About Florida's Agency For Health Care Administration, Tampa Tribune (February 17, 2002)
• Fee Arbitration: The Best Remedy for You and Your Client, 27 The Florida Bar News 28 (No. 9) (April 30, 2000)
• The Indigent Health Care Tax: What You Don't Know Will Cost You, co-authored with Cynthia A. Mikos, Esq., Tampa Bay Business Journal (August 19, 1996)
• Failed Financial Institutions: The Plight of Professionals Defending Regulators' Claims, co-authored with Stephen J. Wein, Esq., 66 The Florida Bar Journal 2 (February 1992) (Finalist, Barbara Sanders Memorial Award for Legal Writing)

Speaking Engagements

•CFPB Consumer Arbitration Study: A critical review of the CFPB's Study and Report to Congress on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses, presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel-West Central Florida Chapter (April 16, 2015, Tampa, Florida)
•Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, New Clerk Academy: Leadership, Administration & Partnerships - presentation on clerk relationships with members of The Florida Bar/e-filing and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (March 19, 2015, Tallahassee, Florida)
•Speaker, Florida's New Email Service and E-Filing Rules, St. Petersburg Bar Association (October 23, 2012)
•Speaker, An Update on Service by Email and E-Filing in Florida's Courts, Clearwater Bar Association (September 13, 2012)
•Panelist, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Government Symposium on E- Filing and Access to Court Records, The Florida Bar Mid-Year Convention, Orlando, FL (January 2010)
•Speaker, Discovery: Panel Discussion on Tips, Trends & Tactics, St. Petersburg Bar Association, SPBA Trial Practice Section's Fourth Annual Winning Trial Strategies from the Masters (May 25, 2007)
•Speaker, What Is Actionable Non-Disclosure Under the As Is 'Real Estate Contract,' St. Petersburg Bar Association, SPBA Real Property Section's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the As Is Sale But Were Afraid to Ask, (February 23, 2007)
•Speaker, Winning Methods and Tactics in Handling the Civil Bench Trial, St. Petersburg Bar Association, SPBA Trial Practice Section's Third Annual Winning Trial Strategies from the Masters, (May 26, 2006)

Bar Fellowship: The Florida Bar Foundation

•Commissioner, Florida Courts Technology Commission, 2007-Present

•Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1994

•Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1997

•Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

•Certified Circuit Court Mediator, The Florida Supreme Court, 1993-2012

•Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1993-2012

•Member, National Academy of Certified Mediators

•Member, American Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

•Member, American Bar Association: Litigation Section, Subcommittee on Commercial Litigation, Banking, and Business Torts

•Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association

•Member, St. Petersburg Bar Association (Executive Committee; ; Editor, Paraclete,)

•Alumnus, Leadership St. Petersburg and Leadership Tampa Bay

•Past President, Community Law Program of St. Petersburg, Inc.

•Director, YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, 2007-2013 Fellow: The Florida Bar Foundation.



 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Reported Cases; Abed, Inc. v. Saraiya, 85 So. 3d 1132 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012); Agency for Health Care Administration v. Hameroff, 816 So. 2d 1145 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002), rev den., 855 So.2d 266 (Fla. 2002); Belcher Center, LLC v. Belcher Center, Inc., 883 So.2d 338 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004); Benfield v. Everest Venture Group, Inc., 801 So. 2d 1021 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001); Carlson v. Curtis, 508 So.2d 1251 (Fla. 2d DCA 1987); Cicco v. Luckett Tobaccos, Inc., 934 So. 2d 560 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006); Freedom Scientific BLV Group, LLC v. Orient Semiconductor Electronics, Ltd., 8:13-cv-569-T-30TBM, 2014 WL 201745 (M.D. Fla. 2014); Gahn v. Holiday Property Bond, Ltd., 826 So.2d 423 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002); Hameroff v. Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund, 689 So.2d 358 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997); Johns v. Ponto, 684 So.2d 830 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996); Lankhorst v. Independent Savings Plan Company, 39 F. Supp. 3d 1359 (M.D. Fla. 2014); Lankhorst v. Independent Savings Plan Company, 787 F. 3d 1100 (11th Cir. 2015); Pridgen v. Agoado, 901 So. 2d 961 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005); Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund v. Hameroff, 736 So.2d 1150 (Fla. 1999); Stogniew v. McQueen, 656 So.2d 917 (Fla. 1995); Stogniew v. McQueen, 638 So.2d 114 (Fla. 2d DCA 1994); Windward Pointe v. Terminix International, 787 So.2d 900 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001); The above representations were handled by Mr. Silverstein prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig.
 
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Eleventh Circuit: Enhanced TILA Disclosure and Remedies Not Applicable to UCC Article 9 Fixture Filers, As No Security Interest Created in Consumers’ Homes
Murray B. Silverstein,Jonathan S. Tannen, September 1, 2015
The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that fixture filings do not expose lenders to the enhanced disclosure requirements or remedies of the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA), holding that a security interest in goods-even if the goods are deemed fixtures-does not extend to consumers’ homes.

CFPB Releases its Consumer Arbitration Study
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,Murray B. Silverstein, April 17, 2015
The CFPB released its long-awaited study on the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer contracts for financial products and services on March 10, 2015. The 410-page Arbitration Study (Study) (728 pages when including the 2013 Preliminary CBPB Study) is the CFPB’s report to...


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625 East Twiggs Street, Suite 100
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