I received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1983. I have been admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court (Southern & Eastern Districts of New York) since 1984. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), where I am a member of the Real Property Law, General Practice and Trusts & Estates Law Sections. I was selected to serve as a member of the NYSBA’s Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives. I am also a member of the New York City Bar Association, where I serve on the Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law. I have served as an Arbitrator in Small Claims Court in Manhattan and am a member of the Association of Arbitrators. I am also a member and Past President of BNI Manhattan Chapter 7. BNI is an international networking group that promotes collaboration among a variety of professions and provides me with access to valued colleagues who support my practice. I am a member of the Penn Club of New York, where I participate in a monthly networking lunch group.
I live in Manhattan and have been happily married for 34 years. My wife Wendy Cohen and I have done over 25 triathlons, and we both ran the ING New York Marathon in 2007, 2008 and 2010 (she has run it a total of 10 times!). We have two terrific children, Alex and Sarah.