Larry Silver, Partner, represents corporate and individual clients on a wide-range of environmental, zoning and land use topics, including matters involving solid and hazardous wastes and CERCLA*, water quality, water supply, air, wetlands, brownfields and NEPA. He has been trial counsel in many environmental and land use cases and has argued environmental matters before appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Silver has litigated constitutional questions before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also litigated major contract cases where waste liabilities were at issue. In 2006, Mr. Silver tried and obtained a favorable ruling in the CERCLA* case of Action Manufacturing Co., Inc. v . Simon Wrecking Co., 428 F.Supp.2d 288 (E.D. Pa. 2006) before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and obtained an affirmance of the decision by the Third Circuit in 2008. Also in 2008, Mr. Silver argued and obtained the first reported favorable decision applying Pennsylvania’s Participation in Environmental Law or Regulation Act, Pennsbury Village Associates v. McIntyre, 949 A.2d 956 (Pa.Cmwlth.Ct.). In 2005, Mr. Silver defended a business client in one of EPA’s largest ever multimedia enforcement action.
Mr. Silver counsels business clients in environmental regulatory and transactional matters. He also represents clients in historic preservation cases.
Before joining Langsam Stevens, Mr. Silver was a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP.
Mr. Silver is a 1984 graduate, Order of the Coif, of the University of California – Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to law school, Mr. Silver served as an environmental consultant for EDAW Inc. in San Francisco.
*The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980.
Larry D. Silver, Esquire
Areas of Practice:
Environmental | Litigation