Paul A. Silver


Providence Office


  • Boston University, J.D., 1975
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1972
    • cum laude
Bar Memberships
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • Rhode Island, 1975
Work Experience
  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (1981-Present)
    • Associate (1975-1981)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Planned Giving Council
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2016, 2018-2019), "Lawyer of the Year" (2017) Recognized for Non-Profit/Charities Law and Trust and Estates
  • Chambers USA High Net Worth (HNW) (2018)
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers (2005-2017)
  • The Rhode Island Foundation, Harold B. Soloveitzik Professional Leadership Award (2010)
  • Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, Top Lawyers in Rhode Island in Estate Planning Category
Charitable & Civic Involvement
  • Camp Ruggles, Board of Directors
  • Moses Brown School, Budget and Finance Committee
  • Providence Ronald McDonald House, Chairman, Investment Committee
  • Temple Beth-El, LYG Endowment Fund Oversight Committee
  • The Providence Athenauem, Investment Committee
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist: 2009 Estate Planning Round-Up: The Year in Review. The Rhode Island Foundation and Citizens Bank, Providence, RI, November 4, 2009
  • Panelist: Private Philanthropy, Foreign Policy Association, Newport, RI, March 19, 2008
  • Panelist: Fiduciary Responsibilities of Managing Endowments. Citizens Bank, Providence, RI, February 28, 2008
  • Panelist: 2007 Estate Planning Round-Up: The Year in Review. The Rhode Island Foundation and Citizens Bank, Providence, RI, November 7, 2007
  • Presentation: Community Foundations & Banks – Friend or Foe? Can’t We All Just Get Along? 2007 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, San Francisco, CA, September 17, 2007
  • Panelist: Insights from Foundation Funders: 2007 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference, Worcester, MA, March 24, 2007
  • Presentation: The Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act: How It Affects Your Endowment Spending. 2006 Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Charleston, SC, October 23, 2006
  • Panelist: Tax-Exempt Organizations in Rhode Island. Lorman Education Services, Providence, RI, July 11, 2006
  • Presentation: Advanced Charitable Giving Techniques. Joint meeting of RI Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors; RI Society of Financial Service Professionals; and RI Financial Planning Association, Warwick, RI, January 24, 2006
  • Presentation: UMIFA: How It Affects Your Endowment, What Changes Are Coming and When? Higher Education Law and Policy Institute, San Diego, CA, December 6, 2005
  • Presentation: Due Diligence in Charitable Giving and Administration. Planned Giving Council of RI, Providence, RI, November 17, 2005
  • Panelist: 2005 Estate Planning Round-Up: The Year in Review; Implications of Circular 230 for the Tax Practitioner. The Rhode Island Foundation and Citizens Bank, Providence, Rhode Island, October 27, 2005
  • Panelist: Charitable Giving for the Accounting Professional, Citizens Bank, Providence, RI, May 4, 2005
  • Presentation: UMIFA: U Got The Money – Now, Can You Spend It? Planned Giving Group of New England, Boston, MA, February 9, 2005
  • Presentation: Charitable Remainder Trusts: A Primer, Planned Giving Council of RI, Providence, RI, November 18, 2004
  • Presentation: UMIFA: U Got the Money – Now, Can You Spend It? National Conference on Planned Giving, Dallas, TX, October 16, 2004
  • Panelist: Charitable Giving Techniques for the Non-Estate Planning Attorney, Leave A Legacy Seminar, Citizens Bank, Providence, RI, September 30, 2004
  • Presentation: Estate Planning: The ABCs of Charitable Trusts, The Rhode Island Foundation, South Kingstown, RI, April 26, 2001
  • Panelist: Scholarships, Council on Foundations, 14th Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Miami, FL, October, 1998
  • Faculty, Bryant College Masters in Taxation Program. Course: Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, 1981

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