School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1973); St. John's University Law School; Post-graduate legal studies in masters of law program at NYU
Attorney in small firm practice (1978-2016); General counsel to national and international industry trade association, Industry Council for Tangible Assets (1983-2016) (current); Special services contract international (governmental) organization [Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO, Rome, Italy), 1980-2005 (litigation and Adr Matters); International Arbitration e(expert witness (Paris(; legislative counsel to national organization chartered by Congress (1981-1996); elected official, Mayor (7 years) and county freeholder (14 years); lecturer on CLE programs (Numerous); Author, Numerous Law Review Articles and Books. Municipal work: counsel to zoning board (Paramus), planning board (Jersey City). Rent Leveling board (Hoboken); Joint Insurance Found (South Bergen JIF) and as such defense counsel for Rutherford, Fort Lee, Elmwood Park, Paramus, North Arlington, Bogota, Palisades Park (2005-date); Counsel to Jersey City Planning Board, 2013-2015.
Participated in over 200 arbitrations and mediations as arbitrator (or mediator) representative of claimant or respondent. CLE lectures including ADR in litigation strategy. Qualified in the first panel of certified arbitrators for the USDC-EDNY and New Jersey, is an arbitrator and mediator in the Superior Court Program in Bergen County, NJ
Selected cases: Selected Miscellaneous Reported Opinions: People v First Meridian Corp., 86 NY2d 608 (1995)(Amicus brief) United States v Schultz, 79 F3d 1158 (11th Cir. 1996), cert denied, 117 S.Ct. 231 (1996). (Amicus brief) Rivas v City of Passaic, et al., 365 F.3d 181 (3d Cir. 2004( Welinsky v Resorts of the World, 839 F2d 928 (2d Cir. 1988) Bustamante v. Borough of Paramus, --- A.2d ---, 2010 WL 1814768, N.J.Super.A.D.,2010. Block 268 LLC v. City of Hoboken Rent Leveling and Stabilization Bd., 401 N.J.Super. 544, 951 A.2d 1098, N.J.Super.L.,2006 Gonzalez v Rite-Aid, 199 F.Supp.2d. 122 (SDNY 4/23/02) Connolly v. Borough of Bogota, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 915126, D.N.J., March 27, 2008 (NO. CIV.A. 07-2083(FSH)) Corujo v Apfel, 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5552 (EDNY 2000). Dero Ent. Inc. v Georgia Girl Fashions, Inc., 598 F.Supp. 318 (SDNY 1984) Efdey v Melita Electric, 543 NYS2d 931 (2d Dep't 1989) Efdey Electrical Contractors Inc. v Melita, 562 NYS2d 172 (2d Dep't 1990) Elsis v TWA, NYLJ 12/4/89, (Sup. Ct. NY Co.) aff'd 562 NYS2d 433 (1st Dep't 1990). Goldy & Rhodes v Tallarico & PNG, 751 F.Supp. 277, 1990 WL 186653 (D.Mass. 1990) In re Int'l Coin & Currency, 22 BR 127 (Bkptcy Ct. Vt. 1982) In Re Meehan, 59 B.R. 380 (EDNY 1986) In Re Galerie des Monnaies of Geneva Ltd., 62 B.R. 224 (SDNY 1986) KOUS TV v Spot Time, 599 F Supp. 90 (SDNY 1984) Kvetan v Employer's Contr. Serv., 1997 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22142 (SDNY 1997) Llewwellyn v North Am. Trading, 1997 U.S. Dist Lexis 22142 (SDNY 1997). Matter of Brigandi, NYLJ Nov. 6, 1990 p. 23:1. Nat'l Enterprises v Certilman, 234 A.D.2d 527, 651 NYS2d 173 (2d Dep't 1996) Pagan v Adv. Moving & Storage, 287 A.D.2d 605, 735 NYS2d 866 (2d Dep't 2001) Phillips Son & Neale v Borghi, 1987 WL 27690 (SDNY 1987) Rosenbaum v Scott, 263 A.D.2d 312, 649 NYS2d 170 (2d Dep't 1996) In re Rundlett, 136 BR 376 (SDNY 1992), and 142 BR 649 & 655 (SDNY 1992).