Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
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
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • University of Kent at Canterbury
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
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
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • University of Kent at Canterbury
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Background

Jeff Silvestri concentrates his practice on commercial and complex litigation and administrative law, and serves as co-chair of the Appellate Practice Group. He served as Managing Partner of McDonald Carano from 2016 to 2020.

Jeff’s complex commercial dispute experience includes high-stakes cases involving contract disputes, joint venture disputes, partnership disputes, business entity ownership and dissolution, regulatory actions, fraud and unfair competition, and other business tort related disputes across a wide range of industries. He has handled business litigation involving particularly complicated commercial transactions with multiple parties, detailed operating agreements, sophisticated financing, substantial amounts of money at risk, and valuable mission-critical assets. Jeff has tried numerous cases before state and federal courts in Nevada and California. 

In addition to his trial court work, Jeff has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to handling all aspects of appeals, starting from post-judgment motion practice in the trial court through issuance of the appellate court mandate, Jeff also handles writ petitions, provides trial court support and analysis, assists other counsel in the appeal process, and drafts amicus curiae briefs.

Jeff also represents clients in proceedings before regulatory agencies, municipal and county governing entities, professional disciplinary boards and in the judicial review process that may follow. Before joining McDonald Carano, Jeff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Rose, Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Publications

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

Awards and Recognition

  • Vegas Inc. “Top Lawyers” – Appellate Law (2022) 
  • The Best Lawyers in America  “Lawyer of the Year” – Appellate Practice (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America  – Appellate Practice (2016-2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (2013-2023)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (since 2012)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – “Mountain States Super Lawyer” – Appellate, Business Litigation, Administrative Law (2010-2022)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – “Mountain States Rising Star” – Appellate, Business Litigation, Administrative Law (2008)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite” (2013, 2017)

Attorney News

Las Vegas Office Lawyers Ranked Among Best Lawyers in America 2023

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 15 of our Las Vegas office lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America and…

Nevada’s Largest Team of Business Litigation Super Lawyers

McDonald Carano congratulates Jim Bradshaw, Pat Lundvall, George Ogilvie, Jeff Silvestri and Amanda Yen for being recognized as Business Litigation Super Lawyers in the 2022 edition of Mountain States Super…

Our Super Lawyers 2022 Highlights: Ten Attorneys and Four Practice Groups

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 10 attorneys in our Reno and Las Vegas offices received recognition in four areas of law in the Mountain States Super Lawyers list for 2022….

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