Bar Admissions
  • California, 1996
  • Nevada, 1995
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts in Eastern, Northern, Southern and Central California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., University of San Diego, School of Law, 1995
  • University of Kent at Canterbury
  • B.S., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1996
  • Nevada, 1995
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts in Eastern, Northern, Southern and Central California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., University of San Diego, School of Law, 1995
  • University of Kent at Canterbury
  • B.S., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Background

Jeff Silvestri is the Managing Partner of the firm and co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. He has spent the past 20 years crafting a practice focused on commercial and complex litigation, appellate practice, gaming and administrative law, and government affairs and advocacy. Over the years, he has been recognized for his work by numerous respected industry publications, including The Best Lawyers in America© and Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Mr. Silvestri has expertise handling complex commercial disputes and the claims typically arising from those disputes, such as breach of contract, interference with contract, business entity ownership and dissolution, trade secrets, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. He has handled litigation for Harris Corporation, IGT, D.R. Horton, Inc., the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California, Fidelity National Title, Harr’s Communications, Tutor-Perini Building Corporation, Tutor-Saliba Corporation, Pardee Homes of Nevada, The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), Dillard’s, Suburban Propane, and Wells Fargo. He also has obtained liquor licenses for some of the top restaurants in Las Vegas, including Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich (B&B Ristorante, Carnevino, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria), Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Zeffirino, and Sushi Samba

Before joining McDonald Carano, Mr. Silvestri served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Rose, Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, and was a contributing author and editor of the Nevada Appellate Practice Manual. He has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases during his time with the firm.

Areas of Experience

Commercial and complex litigation, appellate practice, and administrative law.

Publications

Contributing author and editor, Nevada Apppellate Practice Manual 1st Edition

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©

Super Lawyers – “Mountain States Super Lawyers”

Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite” 2017

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

 

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