Stephen D. Silbert
Stephen D. Silbert is Of Counsel in Glaser Weil’s Corporate Department. In the course of Mr. Silbert's 40-plus years as a business lawyer, he has handled numerous large and complex transactions, including a number valued in excess of $1 billion dollars, relating to registration of securities, acquisitions, dispositions, corporate takeover offers and tender offers.
With a law career that’s included a stint as the top executive to a major Hollywood studio, Mr. Silbert brings a unique, inside perspective to corporate practice that is rarely matched.
Mr. Silbert began practicing law at Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman & Kuchel, becoming the firm’s youngest partner in just a few years. Tapping into his savvy business abilities, he eventually became managing partner of the firm of 120 lawyers. He was also in charge of its corporate and transaction department and handled numerous major corporate and business transactions for the firm, including several of the then-largest transactions in the country. Mr. Silbert also served as personal attorney to one of the firm's largest clients, Kirk Kerkorian.
Mr. Silbert left Wyman Bautzer in 1985 when he was hired full-time by Mr. Kerkorian, who was then the majority shareholder of MGM/UA Communications Co. and MGM Grand, Inc. In that capacity, Mr. Silbert supervised both from a business and legal standpoint many of Mr. Kerkorian's most significant investments. In 1986, Mr. Silbert was elected president and chief operating officer of MGM/UA Communications Co., staying with the company until its sale four years later, when he joined Glaser Weil.
Mr. Silbert received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College. During his senior year of college, Mr. Silbert also attended Claremont Graduate School and was awarded a master’s degree in business education at the time of his graduation from college. Mr. Silbert received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, where he earned Order of the Coif honors.