try Long Island Bankruptcy Trustee” src=”http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/trustee-ken-silverman-270.jpg” alt=”Kenneth P. Silverman, Long Island Bankruptcy Trustee” width=”197″ height=”270″ />Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
This post is part of a series of biographies and profiles of Long Island bankruptcy trustees and judges.
Long Island Chapter 7 Trustee Kenneth P. Silverman enjoys a great deal of respect from the bankruptcy bar who recognize him as a bankruptcy attorney who is not only savvy with large-scale corporate restructuring and Chapter 11 cases, but one who is also familiar with the finer legal issues surrounding consumer cases.
Ken has been a panel trustee in the Eastern District of New York since 1989, where he is assigned cases filed in the Central Islip Bankruptcy Court. He is also a Chapter 7 trustee in the Southern District of New York, where he is assigned cases filed in the New York City Bankruptcy Court in Bowling Green.
Ken is the founding partner of the bankruptcy and commercial litigation firm, Silverman Perlstein & Acampora, in Jericho, New York. He began that firm in 1999 when he broke away from the Garden City firm of Jaspan Schlesinger Hoffman. The firm is currently known as SilvermanAcampora LLP
Ken obtained his bachelors degree from Syracuse University in 1974, and his law degree from New York Law School in 1980.
He is very active in the bankruptcy bar and frequently lectures on a variety of issues. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the St. John’s University School of Law in its Bankruptcy LL.M. Program.
Ken has been appointed to liquidate a number of prominent Chapter 11 cases after they were converted to cases under Chapter 11. He has also been a mediator on the Register of Mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ken has a reputation of being a highly knowledgeable Chapter 7 trustee who tends to be fair and realistic, and who is usually guided by sound business judgment.
I took the photo of Ken at a recent Bar Association event.
Here’s Ken’s contact info:
Kenneth P. Silverman, Esq.
100 Jericho Quadrangle
Jericho, NY 11753-3302
Phone: (516) 479-6300