Leon Silver has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the Phoenix office. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Appellate, Class Action, Hospitality, Real Estate, and Privacy & Data Security Practice Groups.
Mr. Silver brings more than 25 years of experience handling complicated business and real estate trials and arbitrations as well as finance and accounting disputes. He represents national and multinational retailers, restaurants and manufacturers, real estate investors and developers, and small businesses. He also assists clients with the implementation of data governance plans and protecting against and dealing with cybersecurity and data breach issues, and has spoken and written on the subject in national and international presentations and publications.
He is rated AV pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has received numerous honors, including Southwest Super Lawyers’ distinction for commercial litigation since 2008. He was included on Ranking Arizona’s 2013 list of the top 10 commercial litigators in the state and on AZRE’s 2011 list of the top 10 people to know for commercial real estate. He is a fellow of Litigation Counsel of America and Sustaining Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
Mr. Silver serves as Co-Chair of the Cyber Security SLG, of DRI’s Commercial Litigation Committee and the Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation SLG of DRI’s Retail and Hospitality Committee.
Mr. Silver earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University and his J.D. from Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.