I was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1946. My dad was a lawyer and my mom an English teacher. I graduated from Brown University in 1968 and Harvard Law School in 1971.
I've been married to Peggy since 1972. She's a lawyer, too. We have two grown children, Jane and Ben. Each went to law school and married law school graduates. See a trend here?
My legal career started in 1973 in Washington, D.C. at the SEC Division of Enforcement. We moved to Miami in 1981, and I've been in private practice--in small, medium and large (international) firms--since.
I've been a solo practitioner most of the last 23 years. I prefer being my own boss and being able to focus my practice on one thing--serving my clients as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible.
For fun, I follow politics, read a lot, and play golf. Peggy and I love to play with our grandchildren and travel.
I am active in civic affairs. I've been a member of the City of Miami's Finance Committee since 2012.