Joshua N. Silverstein

Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions

Joshua Silverstein


During his more than 15 years at Stradley Ronon, Josh Silverstein has focused his practice on merger and acquisition transactions and general corporate matters for businesses of every size and in a wide range of industries, including investment management, manufacturing, health care and information technology. 

Josh is co-chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and separately is co-chair of the firm’s Investment Management Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, which handles in the purchase and sale of investment advisers and mergers of registered investment companies.

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Representative Matters

Josh’s experience includes the representation of:

Investment Management

  • Scout Investments, an institutional investment management firm, in its acquisition of Reams Asset Management, a registered investment adviser with approximately $10 billion in assets under management
  • Nationwide Financial, in its acquisition of a portion of the business of HighMark Capital Management, a subsidiary of Union Bank, N.A., relating to the management of 17 mutual funds, with approximately $3.6 billion in assets under management, and the reorganization of such funds into Nationwide funds
  • UMB Financial Corporation, in the pending sale of Scout Investments, with approximately $27.3 billion in assets under management, to Carillon Tower Advisors, a unit of Raymond James Financial
  • A leading investment management firm, in its bid for Bank of America’s $87 billion money-market fund business (involved full M&A negotiation / representation)

Manufacturing and Distribution

  • Tasty Baking Company, a snack food manufacturer, in connection with its sale to Flowers Foods
  • Penn Engineering, a global manufacturer of precision fasteners and a portfolio company of Tinicum, in its acquisition of:
    • Heyco Products, a designer and manufacturer of molded wire protection products, plastic fasteners, molded components and stamped electrical components
    • Whitesell Formed Components, a leading manufacturer of fasteners for the automotive market
  • Triumph Group, Inc., a manufacturer of aerospace systems and structures, in the sale of its subsidiary Triumph Aerospace Systems-Wichita, Inc. to Lee Aerospace, Inc.
  • REDA Hazard Control, a division of the REDA Group, a service provider and distributor of fire protection equipment and specialty chemicals, in its acquisition of Chief Technologies, a fire-fighting equipment supplier


  • Pharmacy Partners, an operator of long-term care pharmacies, in its sale to Kindred Healthcare, an operator of hospitals, nursing centers and institutional pharmacies
  • Catholic Healthcare Services, in its acquisition of the 180-bed Methodist Hospital Nursing Center from Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Information Technology

  • Empathy Lab, a digital strategy and web design firm, in its sale to EPAM Systems
  • LastPass, a password manager, in its sale to LogMeIn
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Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Rutgers University

  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “The Essentials of an M&A Transaction,” Lancaster Pollard
  • Presenter, “Drafting Asset Purchase Agreements: Reps, Warranties, Covenants, Conditions, Indemnity and Other Key Provisions,” Strafford webinar
  • Presenter, "Planning for a Successful Business Transition," AssetMark Family Business Succession Retreat
  • Presenter, “Introduction to Investment Management Mergers & Acquisitions CLE”
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  • New Jersey Law Journal, New Leaders of the Bar, a list of the “next wave of leadership of the New Jersey bar”
  • South Jersey Biz, 20 Under 40, a list of “tomorrow’s leaders who are shaping business today” 
  • South Jersey Biz, Best Attorneys in Business 
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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