NEW YORK: Silverman Communications recently announced that it is open for business. The firm specializes in strategic communications services, including crisis communications and restructuring. The firm earned the number 12 spot by value on the mergermarket Q1-Q3 2008 M&A House League Tables for North American PR advisers. It will be led by senior partner Rich Silverman, who was previously a partner at Brunswick Group where he was in charge of the North American financial services group. Silverman is joined by co-founder and managing partner Mitch Silverman.