The practice of law is my fourth career involving real estate.  I started out working in my father’s real estate brokerage where I also built homes and developed land. I subsequently earned professional credentials as an urban planner, an MAI real estate appraiser, and then as an attorney. I am admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and practice primarily in New Jersey.

Before attending law school, I earned the MAI and a license as a New Jersey State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. MAI stands for Member of the Appraisal Institute. I am a licensed New Jersey Professional Planner (PP) and a New Jersey Certified Tax Assessor (CTA).  My writings have been published in the New Jersey Law Journal, the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal (formerly the NJ PA Real Estate Journal) and I formerly wrote a weekly column for the Press of Atlantic City’s real estate section.

I am admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and am a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator on the New Jersey Statewide Roster of Civil Mediators. I earned a B.A. from Wheaton College in Illinois, a Master of Urban Planning from New York University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.  In law school, I was a member of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, recognized in Who's Who in American Law Schools, 2000 and a summer student law clerk to a Federal Magistrate for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

I learned the basics of real estate as a salesperson, appraiser, builder/developer and property manager in my father's real estate business. In addition to experience with local, regional and national valuation practices, I have served at the federal, state, county, and, municipal levels of government, including the NJ Housing Finance Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For expanded information on my bio, please go to my Professional Qualifications page