Professionals

Mark S. Silver

Of Counsel

(717) 232-5000 | Fax: (717) 236-1816
mssilver@mette.com

Professional

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Awards & Recognition

Mete, Evans & Woodside - Best Lawyers 2021

Biography

Attorney Mark Silver serves as Special Counsel to Mette, Evans & Woodside. Mark concentrates his practice in eminent domain (condemnation) and says his greatest satisfaction comes from helping a property owner to obtain fair treatment and just compensation from the agency that is attempting to take their property. He believes that helping his clients to resolve these types of legal challenges, which are of such importance to them, is an important part of his professional achievement.

In addition his work in eminent domain, Mark’s legal practice encompasses other areas of real estate law including: land use, subdivision and zoning, and transactions. He represents landowners, developers, condemnees, and condemnors throughout Pennsylvania. In addition to real estate concerns, he also provides clients legal assistance with civil litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury matters, and general business issues.

Mark’s legal career includes work as a Partner at Joseph A. Klein, P.C. Prior to entering private practice; he was an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A Pittsburgh native, Mark graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and received his J.D. from Duquesne University.

Mark has written and lectured on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute regarding eminent domain law and practice. He has served on the panel for the Municipal Law Colloquium, which is presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Outside of the office, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the Harrisburg Symphony. As much as he loves and takes pride in his work, he considers among his accomplishments raising his two wonderful daughters and being involved with his four inventive grandchildren.

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.F.A.

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • Courts of Common Pleas
  • Pennsylvania Bar

Articles & Media

Condemnation of Property…What are My Rights?

Condemnation of Property…What are My Rights?

Attorneys with experience in eminent domain (condemnation for public purpose) and qualified real estate appraisers can provide valuable assistance to a property owner facing condemnation. Sometimes the offer made to the property owner by the acquiring entity is fair; sometimes it is not.

Have Questions about Commercial Real Estate Valuation?

Have Questions about Commercial Real Estate Valuation?

Selling? Buying? Refinancing? Tax Assessment Appeal? Condemned?
When establishing a value for commercial real estate, a qualified and experienced PA Certified real estate appraiser is essential. You should engage a professional appraiser who has been certified as a MAI, SRPA or SREA and will comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Pipeline Right of Way Protection for Landowners

Pipeline Right of Way Protection for Landowners

If you have been contacted about a proposal to install a pipeline on your property, contact an attorney experienced in this type of work before taking any steps to protect your rights.

What To Do when Faced with Eminent Domain

What To Do when Faced with Eminent Domain

If your property is being taken for public use, obtaining full and complete “just compensation” is a long, complex process, limited by law and requires the aid of experienced counsel to effect a comprehensive recovery.