One of the fastest-growing law firms in the country, Gordon & Rees continues its expansion in the Phoenix market. To lead that expansion, the firm announced that Leon Silver has been named co-managing partner of its Phoenix office.
“We are looking forward to benefiting from Mr. Silver’s great enthusiasm and deep roots in the region as the Phoenix office continues to grow and thrive,” said Dion Cominos, Gordon & Rees firmwide managing partner. “2015 is going to be a very exciting year for the Gordon & Rees team in Phoenix.”
Silver joined the firm as a partner in November. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Retail & Hospitality and Privacy & Data Security Practice Groups.
Silver specializes in handling complicated business and real estate trials and arbitrations as well as finance and accounting disputes. He represents national and multinational retailers, restaurants, hotels, management companies, real estate investors and developers as well as many small businesses and entrepreneurs. He also assists clients with the implementation of data governance plans and protecting against and dealing with data breach incidents. He has spoken and written on the subject in national and international presentations and publications.
“I am really excited by what the firm has planned for Phoenix and nationwide,” said Silver. “It’s a pleasure to be able to play a leadership role in our growth.”
Silver is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has received numerous community and professional honors. He has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers 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.
Silver serves as Co-Chair of the Cyber Security SLG (“Specialty Litigation Group”), of DRI’s Commercial Litigation Committee and the Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation SLG of DRI’s Retail and Hospitality Committee.
He earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University and his J.D. from Arizona State University-Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.