Party affiliation: Republican
Associate Foonberg & Frandzel, Beverly Hills, California, 1974—1977. Partner Nelsen & Smith, Los Angeles, 1977—1980, Morganstern, Mann & Smith, Beverly Hills, 1980—1983. Senior partner Smith & Smith, Los Angeles, 1983—1994.
Of counsel Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, since 1994. Lecturer Rutter Group, California, since 1982, Continuing Education of Bar, California, since 1983.
Member of American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Study Group, Finance Lawyers Conference (board governors 1982-1986), Los Angeles County Bar (chair provisional and post-judgment remedies section 1997-1998, member executive committee since 1990), California State Bar, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta.