Scott B. Silverberg

Scott B. Silverberg

Scott B. Silverberg is an associate attorney at the Roslyn Heights-based Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg, where he focuses his practice on estate planning, Elder Law, and special needs planning.

Scott is dedicated to elevating the profession and is active with several national and regional legal organizations. He is a member of the National Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Vice President of the New York Chapter of NAELA.

In 2022, Scott became a member of The Estate Planning Council of Nassau County, a member chapter of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. Membership in the Council is selective.

A member nominates candidates, and two members must endorse a nominee’s qualifications. The Board of Directors determines whether the candidate meets the high standards of the Council to admit the new member.

As a New York State Bar Association member, Scott serves as chair of the Technology Committee and vice-chair of the Practice Management Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section Executive Committee.

He is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Scott has attained the Master of Laws in Elder Law from the prestigious Stetson University School of Law.

This rigorous program is offered only to Elder Law practitioners who have provided legal services in elder law matters in these specific areas of the law. The faculty of Stetson’s L.L.M. Elder Law program includes many of the nation’s top Elder Law attorneys.

Scott is a graduate of Fordham Law School (J.D., 2013) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a highly competitive program that prepares students for leadership positions in law, government, public policy, and business.

Scott is admitted to practice in New York State.

What has enabled you to be successful?

Success in this practice requires strong communication skills and empathy as much as intelligence and hard work. The latter is required to understand complex issues and keep up with constantly changing laws, rules, and regulations.

The former allows me to explain difficult subjects to clients in ways they can understand and help them get through some of the most challenging situations.

I get great satisfaction when clients realize the issues they face have solutions. Watching someone have a “lightbulb” moment when they learn there is a solution to their problem which lifts the weight from their shoulders is a treat.

Having knowledge and expertise is necessary, but connecting with clients emotionally and conveying complex topics to them enables true success.

My work as an advocate for the estate planning and elder law profession is gratifying and helps my practice. Working with colleagues on legislation and determining the impact of new laws on situations gives me greater insight into the law.

Being exposed to how other attorneys are solving problems is an ongoing educational process that improves my skillset so I can better represent my clients. When I have a question, I have a vast network of colleagues I can reach out to for answers.

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