New York State Regents Scholar. Member: Red Key Society; Sphinx Head Society; Spiked Shoe Society. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law. Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York, 1985. Former Real Estate Developer. Contributing Author: "The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business," The Association of Small Business Development Centers. Lecturer: "Providing Franchisor Counsel and Franchisee Counsel With Practical Legal and Business Advice With Respect To Negotiating the Key Terms of a Typical Franchise Agreement," "Real Estate Issues in Franchising," and "Structuring the Development of Franchise Units: General Real Estate Issues," New York State Bar Association; "Earnings Claims," "Arbitration or Litigation," "What the Franchiser Lawyer Cares About and Why the Franchiser Lawyer Needs to Know," and "How to Franchise Your Business," The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; "New Future for Earnings Claims," and "Inside a Franchise Arbitration," American Bar Association; "Things You Thought You Knew About Your Franchise Agreement, But Probably Don't," and "Insurance Coverage - How to Protect Yourself As a Franchisee," American Association of Franchisees and Dealers; "Improving Arbitration," "What is Left of Good Faith & Fair Dealing in the Franchise Relationship," State of the Art Franchise Agreements," and "Counseling the New Franchisee (and Why it is Important to Franchisor Lawyers," International Franchise Association; "Restrictive Covenants, Should We or Shouldn't We," International Franchise Association; "10 Things Nobody Tells You When You're Shopping For a Franchise," International Franchise Expo; "What You Should Know About Estate Planning," Generation Strategies;the Pros and Cons of Being a Restaurant Franchisee, National Restaurant Association Expo. Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Law; International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; America's Super Lawyers; 100 Best Franchise Lawyers in America, Franchise Times; Best Lawyers in the U.S.; Who's Who in the World. Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; Recipient, American Association of Franchisees and Dealers' Total Quality Franchising Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2008.