Ross Z. Silver

Ross Z. Silver

  • Partner
  • Real Estate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8078
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Ross Z. Silver is a real estate partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1987.

Mr. Silver has extensive experience with acquisitions and sales for single assets and portfolio transactions, leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants, financing, and joint ventures relating to all types of commercial properties, including office buildings, hotels, and mixed use properties.

Mr. Silver's representative clients include WarnerMedia, Blackstone, Coach, Inc. (n/k/a Tapestry), WeWork, Savanna Fund, AllianceBernstein, SL Green Realty Corp., The Feil Organization, Square Mile Capital, Highgate Hotels, Goldman Sachs, and JEMB Realty.


Honors & Awards

Mr. Silver is consistently ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has also been consistently recognized by Legal 500 as a leading individual in Real Estate.

In 2014, Mr. Silver was selected by Law360 as a Real Estate MVP of the Year (one of only seven real estate lawyers in the country to be chosen for this honor).

Mr. Silver is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bridges Outreach, a charity that provides food, clothing and other needed supplies to homeless people in New York City, Newark NJ and Irvington NJ. He has been honored for his dedication to pro bono work, notably he has been recognized by the IDEAL School & Academy and by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York. In addition, for many years he has done pro bono work for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Mr. Silver is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  He is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia Business School in the MBA Real Estate Program.

Professional Associations

Member, Real Estate Board of New York
Guest Lecturer, Columbia Business School (MBA Real Estate Program)
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York, District of Columbia

Practices & Industries


New York University School of Law, JD – 1987
  • cum laude
  • John Norton Pomeroy Scholar
  • Order of the Coif
University of Pennsylvania, BS – 1984
  • magna cum laude
University of Pennsylvania, BA – 1984
  • magna cum laude
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