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Mr. Silver is a litigator with more than four decades of experience representing clients in trust and estates litigation, ERISA litigation, and commercial and business disputes, including appellate matters.
Mr. Silver has been involved in many of the most high-profile trust and estates lawsuits in Minnesota, including litigation involving the Prince Estate, the Hill Trust, the Galloway Trust, the Binger Estate, and the Williams Trust, the family who started the Creamette Pasta Company. He regularly defends large corporations, affluent families, charitable organizations, and individuals in probate, state, federal, and appellate courts, including the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Mr. Silver is chair of Bassford Remele’s Trust and Estates Litigation Practice Group.
Currently representing an iconic singer-songwriter and former advisor, who also acted as an advisor to the special administrator of the singer-songwriter’s estate, in connection with a dispute over music rights. In re: Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson, No. 10-PR-16-46 (Carver Cty. Minn.).
Currently representing directors and executives of a manufacturing company in a United States Department of Labor claim arising out of the sale of company stock to an ESOP.
Represented a minority shareholder, obtaining a favorable resolution in a shareholder dispute against management for allegedly spending money improperly. Cymek v. HBHA Peterson Corp., No. 27-CV-13-2024 (Hennepin Cty. 2017).
Represented a minority owner, obtaining a favorable resolution in a dispute involving deprivation of equity, income, and control. Kuhlman v. The IPGuys.net, LLC, No. 01-16-0000-9267 (A.A.A. 2016).
In re Estate of Johnson, 878 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. Ct. App. 2016).
Chesemore v. Alliance Holdings, Inc., 886 F. Supp. 2d 1007 (W.D. Wis. 2012), 948 F. Supp. 2d 926 (W.D. Wis.2013).
In re Van Dusen, 834 N.W.2d 514 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013).
In re Stisser Trust, 818 N.W.2d 495 (Minn. 2012).
In re: Galloway, No. C5-04-20042, 2007 WL 5125298 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Apr. 5, 2007).
In re Trusts A & B of Divine, 672 N.W.2d 912 (Minn. App. 2004).
Golden v. wwwrrr, Inc., No. 01-346, 2002 WL 264947 (D. Minn. Feb. 22, 2002).
In re Trusteeship of Trust of Williams, 631 N.W.2d 398 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001); No. C-5-52-237, 2000 WL 1920038 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Apr. 14, 2000); 591 N.W.2d 743 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999).
Beatty v. N. Cent. Cos., 170 F. Supp. 2d 868 (D. Minn. 2001).
Kryzer v. BMC Profit Sharing Plan, No. 01-299, 2001 WL 1587177 (D. Minn. Nov. 1, 2001).
Bond v. Twin Cities Carpenters Pension Fund, 307 F.3d 704 (8th Cir. 2002).
Minn. Forest Prods., Inc. v. Ligna Mach., Inc., 17 F. Supp. 2d 892 (D. Minn. 1998).
Pac. Equip. & Irrigation, Inc. v. Toro Co., 519 N.W.2d 911 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994).
In re Trust Created by Hill, 499 N.W.2d 475 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993).
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