With more than 50 years of legal experience to draw from, senior partner Irving Silver provides counsel on complex business and estate planning matters. These include the administration of estates and trusts, succession, philanthropic and business planning, and the formation and operation of charitable foundations.
Raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts, he served in the United States Air Force before graduating from the University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business Administration. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law. He and his wife Frances are the parents of Hedy Rubinger (of Atlanta) and Evan Silver (of Boston), and the grandparents of Jill, Scott, Adam & Eric, and Dylan Charlotte.
Memberships and Designations
Past president of the Estate Planning Council of Mobile
AEP® (Accredited Estate Planner) designation by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognize estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character
Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not for profit organization of attorneys with extensive experience and skill in providing counseling and planning for individuals with disabilities and their families
Fellow and former Trustee of the Alabama Law Foundation
Charter member of the Alabama Law Foundation’s Atticus Finch Society
Former member of the board of the South Alabama Medical Science Foundation, a component part of the USA College of Medicine.
Trustee of Spring Hill College
Director of the Community Foundation of South Alabama and past Chair of the Board.
Chair of the Washington, D.C. based B’nai B’rith Foundation of the United States. Former Chair of B’nai B’rith International’s Center for Human Rights and Public Policy. Chair of B’nai B’rith District Seven.
Director Emeritus Jewish Federation of Mobile
Director for the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA)
Peer nominated as an “Alabama Super Lawyer.”
Top Rated Lawyer for Business & Commercial Litigation.
An “A-V Preeminent” peer rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.
2009 recipient of Spring Hill College’s Ignatian Award, given to those “who have dedicated their spirit to making a difference in the lives of others through selfless acts of humanitarianism” in keeping with the ideals set forth by St. Ignatius Loyola.
2016 recipient of the Ann and Fred Delchamps Distinguished Philanthropist Award given by Community Foundation of South Alabama.