Robert J. Silverman, Attorney at Law
In his 23rd year of law practice, Rob Silverman focuses primarily on trusts and estates, including probate and trust administration. His emphasis is on estate planning directed toward wealth preservation and enhancement. He has helped more than a thousand individuals and families establish meaningful estate plans for the benefit of their families, loved ones, and charities.
Mr. Silverman also represents clients in connection with real estate matters, including residential and commercial purchase/sale transactions, commercial leasing, real estate entity formations (e.g. Limited Liability Companies), and joint ownership (aka T.I.C.) agreements. In addition, he serves his clients’ business needs, handling transactions involving the purchase, sale, formation, operation, and management of their business ventures.
Mr. Silverman brings to his practice invaluable practical experience in the fields of real estate and business. He was President and Chief Operating Officer for a franchisor; directed a computerized loan origination operation for a mortgage banking/brokerage company; and conducted real estate brokerage and property management for various companies, including his own.
Mr. Silverman originally practiced in partnership with his father, Donald Silverman, with the law firm “Silverman & Silverman” in Alameda, California. He then served as “Of Counsel” to several local firms, Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP and Berding & Weil LLP. Mr. Silverman has been a licensed California real estate broker for nearly 35 years and has also served on the professional advisory board of several non-profit organizations.
Both in and out of the office, Mr. Silverman prioritizes family, health, and happiness. He has been happily married to his wife, Karen, for 26 years with whom he shares three children, each thriving in their own, unique way. Rob is also a regular practitioner of pilates and other sporting endeavors, and he supports his family in their frequent long distance running and martial arts hobbies. He also has a passion for travel, enjoying seeing and learning about the world’s varying cultures and countries. Having worked for a major luxury cruise line in his twenties, he has been fortunate to be able to visit more than 50 countries around the globe. He is also a life-long supporter of the Bay Area sports franchises, from local high school sports to the California Golden Bears and World Champion Golden State Warriors, Giants, and even the A’s – albeit champions from many years ago (there’s that Oakland optimism).
Mr. Silverman’s expertise in estate planning and related fields enable him to help clients optimally protect, manage and transfer their estates to their loved ones. He understands the importance of family and is skilled in using law as a tool to help clients avoid unnecessary costs and prevent potentially lengthy and emotionally damaging disputes among family and/or trust/estate beneficiaries. Starting with careful and compassionate discussions with his clients about their objectives and desires, Mr. Silverman takes seriously his role in facilitating the design of a plan that will meaningfully and efficiently achieve those objectives and desires. Mr. Silverman takes pride in his work, enjoying the great satisfaction that comes from building a personalized, customized plan for his clients.
University of California, Davis (B.A. 1978)
Golden Gate University (J.D. 1992)
State Bar of California
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Alameda County Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley (Past President)