Peter R. Silverman: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Peter R. Silverman

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Trade
  • Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Corporate Law / Business Organizations
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
 
University Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1975-1976; George Washington University, B.A., with honors, 1977
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1981
 
Admitted1982, New York; 1984, Ohio; 1988, Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York; 1982, U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York; 1982, Court of Appeals New York; 1983, United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit; 1984, Supreme Court Michigan; 1984, Supreme Court Ohio; 1985, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio; 1985, United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit; 1986, United States Supreme Court; 1987, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan; 1988, United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio; 2005, United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional and Community Affiliations
• Toledo Bar Association
• Ohio State Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• ABA Forum on Franchising

 
BornToledo, Ohio, December 26, 1955
 
Biography

Peter Silverman has extensive experience in the area of commercial litigation and general business counsel. He has substantial experience in a number of specialty areas, including franchising, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, securities, and antitrust.

Peter has been an active arbitrator since 1986 and mediator since 1990. He is a member of the AAA's Large, Complex Case Arbitration Panel. He teaches seminars nationwide and writes widely on alternative dispute resolution.

In 2014 and nine prior years, Franchise Times recognized him as one of the nation's top 100 franchise lawyers. Best Lawyers lists him as one of America's best Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Securities, and Mediation lawyers, and Ohio Super Lawyers and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers recognize him in franchise law. He was chair of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and on the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising. He received the Ernst and Young / Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work in helping business owners start and grow their businesses, and is a member of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall Of Fame. He formerly served on the Toledo City Council, the Toledo School Board, and the Ohio Casino Commission.

Honors
• Franchise Times, recognized as one of the Nation's top 100 franchise lawyers
• Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2015
• Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009
International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2014, 2013, Franchise law
• Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall Of Fame
Toledo Business Journal, Who's Who in Toledo Area Law
• Ernst and Young Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur of the Year Award
• AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
• Top Rated Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012

News Releases

09.05.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Toledo Area Law Recognition

08.21.2014 82 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015

05.27.2014 Peter R. Silverman Featured Expert in Franchise Journal

04.01.2014 Brian McMahon and Peter Silverman Selected as Franchise Times Legal Eagles

12.05.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

10.10.2013 Peter R. Silverman Quoted in Wall Street Journal News Story

08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014

07.26.2013 Peter R. Silverman Quoted in The Street.Com News Story

12.25.2012 Peter R. Silverman Featured in Blue MauMau Article regarding Franchising and Distribution Top Legal Trends in 2012

10.10.2012 Peter Silverman Co-Authored American Bar Association Publication Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, 2012

09.12.2012 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Toledo Area Law Recognition

08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013

09.15.2011 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Toledo Area Law Recognition

09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012

07.21.2011 Peter R. Silverman Quoted in Nation's Restaurant News Story

06.06.2011 Peter R. Silverman Quoted in Forbes Magazine Story

12.20.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

07.29.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Area Law Recognition

07.01.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

Publications

05.01.2014 Not Your Father's Arbitration

Spring 2014 Party-Appointed Arbitrators: Ethical Concerns, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 17, No. 2, Spring 2014

October 2013 Co-Author, Forum 2013 Intensive Program: Mediation, American Bar Association 36th Forum on Franchising

Summer 2013 Not Your Father's Arbitration, Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 16:3

02.2013 Leverage: Understanding your Power and Position, Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative Press

11.01.2012 International Arbitration, insights Newsletter, Fall 2012

10.01.2012 Co-Author, Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2012 (ABA)

09.2012 Mediation 2.0, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall 2012

09.2011 Co-Author, The Franchisee Lawyer's Checklist: What Every Franchisee Lawyer Should Know, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

05.15.2011 Key Legal and Business Ethics Issues for Franchise Lawyers, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

11.01.2010 The Automobile Industry Special - Binding Arbitration Program: A Review and Analysis

10.01.2010 Mandatory Arbitration of GM and Chrysler Dealer Terminations - Did It Work?

07.06.2010 Can We Resolve Franchise Disputes Faster, Cheaper, and Better?

10.14.2009 Mediating Franchise Disputes

06.15.2008 The Client's Guide to Mediation and Arbitration: The Strategy for Winning

02.11.2008 Amended FTC Franchise Rule Affects Franchisees: Right of Franchise Association Disclosure Takes Effect in '08

10.10.2007 FTC Rule Revision Benefits Independent Franchisee Associations

10.09.2007 Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: The Lure of Floating Forum Selection Clauses

2007 A Step-by-Step Look at Dispute Resolution, in Inside the Minds: Mediation and Arbitration Best Practices (Boston: Aspatore Books)

03.01.2006 Franchise Brokers: Buyer Beware

10.01.2005 47 Litigation Writing Rules

05.01.2005 Forty-Five Litigation Writing Rules. Ohio Lawyer

01.01.2005 43 Litigation Writing Rules

10.2003 What's in a name? Just the essence of a franchise system. Indus Journal: B10

06.2003 Court Decision Gives Franchisees Hope in Termination Battles. Indus Journal: 11

Newsletters

07.29.2014 Dividends Newsletter - Volume 7, Number 1

Spring 2014 insights Newsletter - Spring 2014

Fall 2012 insights Newsletter - Fall 2012

Events and Presentations

07.13.2014 Location, Location, Location, Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative Annual Summit

10.16.2013 Panelist, Forum 2013 Intensive Program: Mediation, American Bar Association 36th Forum on Franchising

07.15.2013 FDD Basics, Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative Annual Summit

04.04.2013 Panelist, Herding the Cats: The Case for Collective or Joined Arbitration, ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference

11.15.2012 Annual Developments in Franchise and Distribution Law 2012, American Bar Association Webinar

10.05.2012 Annual Developments in Franchise and Distribution Law 2012, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

10.19.2011 The Franchisee Lawyer's Checklist: What Every Franchisee Lawyer Should Know

05.16.2011 Key Legal and Business Ethics Issues for Franchise Lawyers, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

06.09.2010 Formation of the ADR Clause, International Association of Defense Counsel

05.26.2010 The New Wave of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising teleseminar

05.10.2010 Best Practices for Dispute Resolution, International Association of Franchisees and Dealers

12.01.2009 Mediating Franchise Disputes, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2009 Annual Program, and American Bar Association teleseminar

09.01.2009 ADR is Not an Impulse Item, Cincinnati Bar Association

11.01.2008 Mediation and Arbitration: Strategies for Winning, Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter

11.01.2008 Antitrust Guidelines for Trade Associations, National Association of Credit Management

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; In his 31 years of practice, Mr. Silverman has tried over 75 cases to conclusion in court and arbitration, and has served as an arbitrator in over 25 cases. In the latest five years, he has: Won defense verdict in 7-figure securities fraud case after a bench trial.; Won defense verdict in 7-figure jury trial in federal court in a case between real estate developers over a broken deal.; Won arbitration award for $500,000 against two broker dealers related to fraud in connection with reverse convertible notes.; Successfully settled counterfeit action in which defendant received back the seven trailer-loads of goods seized from its warehouses.; Obtained full-recovery six figure award in arbitration on behalf of national trust company against systems provider.; Investigated complex securities investment, brought suit, and exposed $200 MM Ponzi scheme.; Recovered 7-figure settlement in RICO/fraud suit by developer against general contractor.; Successfully resolved termination/breach actions brought by Bennigan's against over 75 franchisees and guarantors.; Secured 6-figure settlement in legal malpractice action brought by franchisor.; Participating in trial team bringing arbitrations on behalf of over 1000 former Merrill Lynch brokers against Bank of America, including parallel class action litigation.; Serving as lead trial counsel in trademark confusion case between two national consumer brands (still pending).
 
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Peter R. Silverman

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ToledoOH 43604-5573




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