The St. Pete Catalyst's "Influencers" series features local business leaders who are making a positive impact in St. Pete. Read an excerpt from Larry Silvestri's Q&A for the series below:
Larry Silvestri founded Silvestri Law, a commercial real estate law firm, in 2015. He specializes in retail and shopping centers, but works in pretty much all asset types. He has represented many local businesses in St. Pete in their leases, including the new CellarMasters Wine Bar and Bottle Shop in the Edge District, The Spice & Tea Exchange at the Sundial, Smile & Cream coming to the new Artistry apartment building in Grand Central, and several clients in the Skyway Marina District.
LexisNexis recently featured Larry Silvestri in its attorney profile series. See below for excerpt of the article.
Larry Silvestri was fortunate to find satisfaction in his role as in-house counsel for a real estate developer. “It was kind of a dream career,” he says. “I really enjoyed it.” But after a long, successful business run, his employer began to wind down operations and Silvestri started looking for a change—in more ways than one.
“My wife and I decided to relocate…to be closer to our son,” Silvestri explains. “My next chapter was going into private practice."