My practice focuses on recommending, developing, and implementing strategies during the planning, design, construction, and operation phases of major rail and transit infrastructure projects that achieves a project’s goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. I have a tenacious attitude toward achieving my client’s objectives.
Suzanne Silverman is a transportation attorney focusing her practice on transactional and regulatory issues related to railroad and transit infrastructure projects and brings substantial expertise in real estate, joint development projects, and railroad negotiations to the Firm’s practice. Prior to joining the Firm, Suzanne provided legal advice to NJ TRANSIT for 25 years. She is an expert in all issues related to the acquisition of rail lines and assembles right-of-way for new commuter and light rail service expansions, as well as new stations and related facilities. Suzanne has a breadth of experience negotiating and drafting P3 procurement documents, operating and maintenance, design, construction, force account, cost and risk allocation, jurisdictional, and shared use agreements.
Suzanne also has extensive experience interfacing with agencies such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the U.S. DOT Build America Bureau and has worked closely with Amtrak and freight railroads. She is an expert with railroad negotiations, rail road title, real estate, and joint development projects. Prior to her career with NJ TRANSIT, Suzanne was corporate counsel to a real estate developer in New York City where she had extensive experience negotiating commercial and retail leases.