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Cliff M. Silverman


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Cliff’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on securities offerings, venture capital, and corporate governance. Cliff regularly represents both issuers and investment banking firms in a broad range of capital markets transactions, and counsels public companies on compliance and disclosure obligations under the U.S. securities laws. He also advises emerging companies, venture funds and private equity investors on a variety of issues, including early-stage financing structures, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and commercial contracts.

Cliff’s pro bono experience includes representing indigent parties in the Bronx County Family Court, as well as helping not-for-profit clients to obtain federal tax exempt status.

Prior to joining Mintz, Cliff was an associate in the New York office of another international law firm, where he gained experience in all aspects of litigation, including in matters involving the fiduciary duties of officers and directors, class actions under the U.S. securities laws, and regulatory investigations. After law school, he served as a foreign law clerk to Justice Eliezer Rivlin of the Supreme Court of Israel.

As an undergraduate, Cliff was a member of the men's varsity tennis team at Brandeis University.


  • New York University (JD)
  • Brandeis University (BA, cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2015 - 2018)

Recent Insights

News & Press



The New Section 4(a)(7): More Than a Codification of Section “4(a)(1½)”

January 21, 2016 | Alert | By Samuel Asher Effron, Cliff Silverman

On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the “FAST Act”) was signed into law by President Obama.
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Fourteen Mintz attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2017 and thirteen have been named New York Rising Stars. New York Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers with the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievements.  
Sixteen Mintz attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2016 and twelve have been named New York Rising Stars. The list will be published in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition.



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