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.A., 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.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Background

Jeff Silvestri is the Managing Partner of the firm and chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Silvestri makes it his personal goal to understand the needs of the Firm’s clients, creating a more efficient problem- solving process.  His vision of growth for the firm in the next few years is strategic and thoughtful, with a focus on utilizing the firm’s strong history of relationships throughout Nevada, as well as the statewide expertise of its attorneys, to further solidify McDonald Carano as the go-to law firm for clients facing legal and business matters.  It is undisputed that McDonald Carano knows Nevada and is the go-to firm for anyone trying to work through its unique and complex judicial and regulatory systems.

Mr. Silvestri also practices in the areas of commercial and complex litigation, appellate, and administrative law. He has expertise handling complex commercial disputes and the claims typically arising from those disputes, including breach of contract, interference with contract, business entity ownership and dissolution, trade secrets, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.

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. He has been recognized for his work by numerous respected industry publications, including The Best Lawyers in America© and Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Areas of Experience

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

Publications

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

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© – Appellate Practice,  Commercial Litigation

Super Lawyers – Business/Corporate, Business Litigation

Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite”

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Attorney News

McDonald Carano Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers Awards

Las Vegas, Nevada, August 15, 2019 – McDonald Carano LLP is pleased to announce new recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. McDonald Carano attorneys recognized…

McDonald Carano 2019 Mountain States Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Las Vegas, Nevada, May 31, 2019 – McDonald Carano LLP is pleased to announce that twelve attorneys from the firm were recognized as 2019 Mountain States Super Lawyers, and three…

Industry Focus: Attorneys

December 1, 2018, Nevada Business Magazine – Comments The legal profession is unique in that it touches nearly every other industry at some point. As a result, businesses have a…

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