James D. Silver joined law firm Kelley Kronenberg as a partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He brings more than three decades of experience in business bankruptcy matters and complex commercial litigation to his new role.

Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, Silver led the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group at Conrad & Scherer, where he handled business bankruptcy and creditors rights matters, complex business disputes, receivership and commercial fraud cases.

Most notably, Silver took a lead role on a legal team that assisted more than 80 investors defrauded in the Rothstein Ponzi Scheme in recovering nearly a quarter-billion dollars. He also participated in the firm’s bankruptcy representation in the bankruptcy of Rothstein’s defunct law firm and other Rothstein Ponzi scheme-related bankruptcies. Silver served on the creditors committee and defended a number of claw-back claims asserted against various client investors.

“We are indeed lucky to have someone of Jim’s caliber join our firm and help us expand our business litigation and bankruptcy capabilities,” said Michael J. Fichtel, Kelley Kronenberg CEO and principal partner. “With his 30 years of experience, he brings a great deal of value to the team.”

“With a significant geographical footprint in Florida, Kelley Kronenberg provides a great platform to deliver excellent service and results to my clients,” said Silver. “I am looking forward to working with a talented group of attorneys and staff, and helping grow the firm’s commercial litigation, creditors rights and commercial bankruptcy business.”