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David C. Silver

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David C. Silver is a founding Partner of Silver Miller and is focused exclusively on representing aggrieved investors and cryptocurrency users worldwide who seek to recover their financial losses. Unlike many attorneys at large law firms, David does not charge his clients on an hourly basis. David accepts almost all of his cases on a pure contingency-fee basis. If you have a pure contingency-fee case and do not recover all or a portion of your losses, you do not have to pay us a fee for our services.

Though David has handled various matters across the spectrum of commercial litigation throughout his career, David has focused during the past ten years on individual clients who have lost money through fraud or other acts of deceit. When you lose or are owed money, David helps you get what belongs to you. Too often, lawyers and companies attempt to exploit financial regulations. David helps clients recover what belongs to them.

David is a Martindale Hubbell Preeminent “AV”-rated attorney (generally recognized as the highest rating given in the legal industry for general ethical standards and legal ability), and he tirelessly fights for his clients, having achieved victories totaling greater than $100 million in the last few years alone. For his efforts, David has been inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor limited to attorneys who have won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, which includes fewer than one percent of lawyers in the United States.

On behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), David has led multiple investigations into wrongdoing by officers and directors of several closed financial institutions as well as investigations into D&O insurance carriers, fidelity bond carriers, attorneys, accountants/auditors, real estate appraisers, and brokerage professionals as they related to the downfall of certain closed financial institutions.

David is also quickly becoming recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America representing victims of crooked and abusive cryptocurrency exchanges, helping investors who have been exploited after investing in digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin. In 2015, David was named lead Class Counsel in the litigation against now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy, where he led the effort in recovering for the Court-certified class of Cryptsy customers settlements and judgments valued in excess of $40 million. With additional class action lawsuits pending against CoinbaseKraken, and other cryptocurrency exchanges, David is continuing his fight for individuals aggrieved by exploited members of the cryptocurrency community.

Along with being an active litigator in the cryptocurrency community, David is also very active in his own local community, as he serves on the Board of Directors of one of the largest housing communities in South Florida and on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County as well as the Federation’s National Young Leadership Cabinet.

Professional Experience

David began his legal career at Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy Graham & Ford, a large Florida-based law firm. In April 2004, David joined the international law firm of Patton Boggs LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP) in Washington, D.C., where his practice as a trial lawyer involved all aspects of civil litigation, including noteworthy pro bono work. In 2010, David left Patton Boggs LLP and returned to Florida. He was a Partner at Blum & Silver, LLP and Silver Law Group until he and Jason Miller founded Silver Miller.

 

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David Silver was featured on a CNBC Special Report, "Bitcoin: Boom or Bust." Read More
A panel discussion at the 2018 Blockchain Event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida became heated as the speakers clashed over the issue of legal classification of cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICO) as security tokens versus utility tokens, currently seen as a regulatory loophole by some companies in the industry. Read More

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When the White Rabbit was late in “Alice in Wonderland,” he rapidly scampered off to meet his appointed duties. In the wild and rapidly-evolving Wonderland of cryptocurrency, government regulators are quickly ramping up their efforts in f… Read More
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Silver Miller -- the leading cryptocurrency investor law firm, has filed a new federal court class action lawsuit against yet another bad actor in the cryptocurrency exchange world: BitConnect. Read More

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Case Successes

$60 Million Judgment and Negotiated Resolution against Corrupt Cryptocurrency Exchange and its Conspirators

Liu v. Cryptsy [Class Action] (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 9:16-cv-80060-KAM)

  • Successfully represented class of victims against Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange, its founder/CEO, and related parties responsible for theft of over $8,300,000.00 of stolen Bitcoin.
  • Obtained in this case a historic ruling in which the Court ordered the judgment debtor to return to the victims over 11,300 Bitcoin — presently valued at over $50 Million.
  • Second Amended Complaint and Judgment

Confidential Settlement of $14 Million Claim against Investment Advisory Firm and its Principals

TANDI Partners LLC v. CRL Management LLC, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 1:13-cv-23900-KMM)

  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a non-U.S.-based investor in lawsuit alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and misrepresentation.
  • Complaint

$11 Million Judgment against Texas-based Cryptocurrency Exchange and its Founder

Liquid Bits v. Trendon Shavers and Bitcoin Savings and Trust, (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 14-cv-61771)

  • Obtained $11,264,457.00 Final Judgment for investors in one of the earliest Bitcoin Ponzi schemes.
  • Complaint and Final Judgment

Confidential Settlement of $5 Million Claim against Television and Movie Special Effects Company, Its Principals, and Financial Brokerage Firm

Bounty Gain Enterprises, Inc. v. John Textor, et al. (St. Lucie County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 56-2014-CA-002037) and Bounty Gain Enterprises, Inc. v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 9:14-cv-81603-KAM)

  • Negotiated favorable resolutions for Hong Kong-based $5,000,000.00 investor in failed multi-media/special effects company. Claims of securities fraud, gross negligence, and conspiracy to defraud were alleged against company’s principals and related professional firms. Claims of professional negligence were separately alleged against brokerage firm and Registered Representative tasked with handling post-investment liquidation of investment.
  • Complaint

$2.5 Million Judgment against Precious Metals Brokerage Firm and its Principal

Bates v. WorldPMX, Inc.; Investment Quality Diamonds, Inc.; Sean McCabe; AmeriFirst Trading, Inc.; C. Leo Smith; and Worth Group, Inc. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No: 13-cv-61138-ZLOCH)

$2 Million Judgment for Former Professional Football Player against Investment Advisors

Burt v. Key Trading LLC, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - District of New Jersey -- Case No. 2:12-cv-06333-KM-MCA)

  • Obtained nearly $2,000,000.00 Final Judgment for two-time Super Bowl winner James (“Jim”) Burt against several individuals, and their corporate entity, who had misappropriated former football star’s $1,800,000.00 investment.
  • After having obtained the judgment in the full amount of our client’s loss, secured an injunction freezing assets of one of the defendants in an effort to avoid dissipation of those assets before the Final Judgment could be satisfied.
  • Amended Complaint and Final Judgment

Confidential Settlement of $2 Million Claim against Investment Advisory Firm and its Principals

Van Leer v. Invictus Asset Management, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - District of New Jersey -- Case No. 2:15-cv-01878-MCA)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for clients in lawsuit alleging breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation.
  • Amended Complaint

Confidential Pre-Suit Settlement of $1.5 Million Claim between Business Partners in Joint Investment Venture

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  • Negotiated favorable resolution for client in dispute alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Confidential Settlement of $1 Million Claim against Pharmaceutical Supplier and its Principals

Jennings, et al. v. Nationwide PharmAssist Corp., et al. (Broward County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 06-2014-003891 Division 18)

  • Negotiated favorable resolutions for clients in lawsuit alleging fraudulent inducement, securities fraud, misrepresentation, and conspiracy to defraud.
  • Amended Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $900,000 Claim against New York-Based Accounting Firm and One of its Partners

Targum, et al. v. Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, Matthew Weber, et al. (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York -- Index Number 650665/2014)

  • Negotiated favorable resolutions for clients in lawsuit alleging fraud, professional negligence, and failure to supervise accountant criminally convicted of stealing nearly $1,000,000 from clients.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $750,000 Claim against National Bank

Advantage Trim and Lumber Company, Inc. v. The Toronto-Dominion Bank and TD Bank, N.A. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Middle District of Florida -- Case No. 8:16-cv-03239-JSM-AAS)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for group of hardwood flooring merchantsin lawsuit alleging aiding and abetting fraudulent credit card scam.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $700,000 Claim against Architectural Design Firm and its Principal

Bair v. Christensen Design Group and John Christensen (Palm Beach County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 2015-CA-006019)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for client in lawsuit alleging fraud, breach of contract, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and theft of personal property.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $650,000 Claim against Investment Advisory Firm and its Principals

Smigiel Foundation to Benefit Children and Families, Inc. v. TradeDesk Capital LLC, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 9:13-cv-81273-WPD/SNOW)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for not-for-profit corporation in lawsuit against investment advisory firm and its principals alleging breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of Claim against Florida-based Cryptocurrency Exchange and its Founder/Former Chief Executive Officer

Bonow v. Project Investors, Inc. d/b/a Cryptsy and Paul Vernon (Palm Beach County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 2014-CA-012896 Division AG)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for client in lawsuit alleging securities fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and theft of personal property.
  • Complaint

Settlement of Wrongful Death Claims of College Football Star

Gaines v. Krawczyk (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Western District of Pennsylvania -- Case No. 2:03-cv-01957-DSC)

  • Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team that negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement of wrongful death claims stemming from the defendant’s priest who illegally furnishing alcohol to a 19-year-old University of Pittsburgh football star.

Trial Victory Defeating $100 Million Claim

Talisman Capital Talon Fund, Ltd. v. Rudolf W. Gunnerman and SulphCo, Inc. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - District of Nevada -- Case No. 3:05-cv-354)

  • Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team that won intellectual property/corporate opportunity case preserving company’s right to ownership of process at issue and zeroing out plaintiffs’ claim for more than $100,000,000.00 in damages.

Trial in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Bauer v. Hines Nurseries Inc. (Brevard County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 05-2002-CA-9235)

  • Led the Patton Boggs LLP team that orchestrated a successful defense and reduction of jury verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit wherein the family of a woman who died in a collision with a tractor-trailer was awarded $5,080,000.00 by a jury. The judge significantly reduced that amount because of a novel “phantom vehicle” defense.

Settlement of Accounting Malpractice Lawsuit

In the Matter of Marsh & McLennan Company

  • Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team that negotiated a settlement in connection with an investigation by the District of Columbia Attorney General into the business practices of Marsh & McLennan Company.
  • This was the first settlement following New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer’s investigation of, and subsequent settlement with, Marsh & McLennan in connection with alleged antitrust and other violations.

Resolution of Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation (U.S. Dist. Ct. - District of Columbia -- Case No. 1:08-mc-00511-PLF)

  • Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team as counsel for Plaintiffs in connection with 23 lawsuits that were filed on behalf of more than 35,000 African-American farmers. The lawsuits asserted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had systematically discriminated against African-American farmers on the basis of race in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.
  • On December 8, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, which provided $1.15 billion (in addition to the $100 million already provided in the 2008 Farm Bill) to fund a settlement of the litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1999

Honors & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • ALM Legal Leaders - South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Community Involvement

  • Jewish Federation
       Board of Directors – Broward County
       National Young Leadership Cabinet
  • Heron Bay Community Association
       Board of Directors – Vice President

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