Murray B. Silverstein

Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Financial Services Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 813.318.5741
Fax: 813.318.5900
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

Professional & Community Involvement

•The Florida Bar
•Member, Executive Council, Business Law Section, 2010-Present
•Chair, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
•Member, The Florida Bar Board of Governors, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 2003-2011(Executive Committee; Chair, Disciplinary Procedures Committee; Chair, Communications Committee; Board Liaison, among others);
•Member, Trial Lawyers Section
•Chair, Sixth Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Program, 2002-2006
•Editorial Board, The Florida Bar Journal
•fellow, 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
•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
•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


Murray B. Silverstein offers business clients a seasoned and effective approach to complex disputes in federal or state court. Utilizing skills honed through more than 30 years of consistent yet adaptive client representations, Murray offers a sharp focus and keen ability to simplify complicated issues in many areas of business, commercial, and real property litigation. He regularly represents companies and individuals in jury and non-jury trials in all courts in the state of Florida. He is board certified in Business Litigation and Civil Trial practice by The Florida Bar. Additionally, Murray has provided effective mediation services to hundreds of litigants.

Prior to joining Greenburg 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 action defense
•Construction litigation
•Fiduciary, trusts and estates litigation
•Financial institutions litigation
•Health care litigation
•Restrictive covenants/unfair competition litigation
•Securities litigation
•Title insurance defense

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


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


•Mentioned, Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1, Law360, April 15, 2015
•Quoted, Get Up to Speed on the Technical Standards for e-Filing, The Florida Bar News, December 1, 2014
•Author, E-Filing and Electronic Access to Court Records, St. Petersburg Bar Association's Paraclete, May 2008
•Author, The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Advertising Exemption: Dead or Alive? St. Petersburg Bar Association's Paraclete, October 2007
•Author, Vital Consumer Information Available About Florida's Agency For Health Care Administration, Tampa Tribune, February 17, 2002
•Author, Fee Arbitration: The Best Remedy for You and Your Client, 27 The Florida Bar News 28 (No. 9), April 30, 2000
•Co-Author, The Indigent Health Care Tax: What You Don't Know Will Cost You, Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 19, 1996
•Co-Author, Failed Financial Institutions: The Plight of Professionals Defending Regulators' Claims, 66 The Florida Bar Journal 2, February 1992 (Finalist, Barbara Sanders Memorial Award for Legal Writing)

Speaking Engagements

•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

Awards & Recognition

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

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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); 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, __ F. Supp. 2d__, 2014 WL 4101199 (M.D. Fla. 2014); 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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Murray B. Silverstein

625 East Twiggs Street, Suite 100
TampaFL 33602


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