Silverbush, Bradley S.

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Bradley S. Silverbush joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2009 and is a Senior Litigation Member who has specialized in all facets of landlord-tenant litigation for over 30 years. He is one of the most respected trial attorneys in New York City in the area of litigation and particularly in owner representation in landlord-tenant matters. He is often quoted in the New York Times and other publications that seek the opinion of an expert on real estate related issues.

Silverbush has extensive knowledge and experience ranging from trials to appeals, including administrative proceedings before New York State's Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the Division of Human Rights, and New York City's Commission on Human Rights. He is a recognized expert in the field of real estate, and particularly reasonable accommodation/discrimination cases, lease violations, and illegal use cases. He has been called upon by the New York District Attorney's Office to confer and work with them in a variety of cases, and has represented their office on matters that are outside the scope of their practice. Silverbush represents owners of all sizes in both residential and commercial cases, in City, State, and Federal courts; his clients include private and not-for-profit landlords, numerous cooperative corporations, condominiums, and management companies.

Silverbush has achieved and maintains the "Top Rated Lawyer" in litigation rating by Martindale Hubbell based upon unsurpassed ethical standards and legal ability. In 2011, NYPD's First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Pineiro presented Silverbush with the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement's Man of the Year Award; he is the first civilian to receive this distinction.


Areas Of Practice   

  • Litigation (Commercial)
  • Litigation (Real Estate)
  • Real Property
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Rent Regulation & Administrative Law
  • Condominium/Cooperative Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Criminal
  • Discrimination/Reasonable Accommodations
  • Arbitration
  • Federal Practice

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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