Silverbush, Bradley S.

Bradley Silverbush joined Rosenberg & Estis in 2009 and is a Senior Litigation Member who has specialized in all facets of litigation for over four decades. He is one of the most respected trial attorneys in New York City with unsurpassed practice in owner representation in real-estate related issues, particularly in landlord-tenant matters. Having been frequently published in leading real estate periodicals like the New York Law Journal and Real Estate Weekly, Silverbush is often quoted in the New York Times and other publications that seek the opinion of an expert on a wide range of legal questions. He has been called upon by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to confer on matters relating to illegal use of commercial and residential property.

His vast litigation experience includes the various New York City, State, and Federal courts, arbitrations, mediations, appeals, and administrative hearings before the NYS Division of Human Rights, the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, NYC's Commission on Human Rights, NYC's Office of Administrative Tribunals and Hearings, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Silverbush has an active trial calendar and is particular about the cases he agrees to undertake. While he has an affinity for and enjoys litigating difficult cases, he is equally adept at dispute resolution. His clients include many well-known owners and developers, numerous cooperatives, condominiums, and individuals.

In 2011 NYPD's First Deputy Police Commissioner awarded Silverbush the Robert Colangelo Man of the Year award, the first civilian to receive that distinction. Silverbush is currently Legal Counsel to the Society for Professional Investigators and received SPI's 2022 Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the City Bar, the New York County Lawyer's Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Jewish Lawyers Guild. He is admitted to practice before every court in New York State, including the four Federal District Courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United State Supreme Court.

Silverbush is a Manhattan resident who is well-known throughout the real estate industry as well as the courts. He prides himself on diligence, tenacity, integrity, candor, and thinking "outside the box," to find ways to win difficult cases for his clients. Well regarded by the judiciary, colleagues, and adversaries alike, he holds a perfect 5.0 AV Preeminent in Litigation rating based upon ethical standards and legal ability and is recipient of the coveted "Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation" recognition from Martindale-Hubbell. Silverbush has been selected as New York Super Lawyer since 2016.

Areas Of Practice   

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Loft Law
  • Administrative proceedings, including Office of Administrative Trial and Hearings, Environmental Control Board, and the Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Appeals
  • Human Rights Law / Reasonable Accommodation Requests
  • Co-op / Condo Disputes
  • Class Action Defense
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes, including Yellowstone Injunctions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes
  • Building Violation Resolution

Bar Admissions   

  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2019


  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of Buffalo
    • B.A. - 1977

Published Works   

  • “Where Are the Landlords and Tenants of New York City Headed?” New York Law Journal, October 2021
  • Apartment Law Insider (Contributor)
  • Real Estate Weekly (Contributor)
  • New York Times (Real Estate section contributor)
  • Commercial Rent Control Effort Defined by Confusion and Unintended Consequences, New York Law Journal, February 2020

Representative Clients   

  • Carnegie Management
  • DLA Piper
  • National Arts Club
  • Prudential Douglas Elliman
  • Rotner Management
  • The Marketing Directors
  • The New York County District Attorney's Office

Honors and Awards   

  • American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement Man of the Year, 2011
  • Recipient of MH’s “Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation,” for ethical standards and legal ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated

Professional Associations and Memberships   

  • Counsel to the Society of Professional Investigators
  • Former counsel to the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement
  • Former Member of American Judges Association
  • Association of Builders and Owners
  • Jewish Lawyers Guild
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Fraternal Order of the Police

Pro Bono Activities   

  • Former counsel to the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement
  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator
Bradley S. Silverbush
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