Bachelor, Williams College, 1954. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1957. Certified, Institute East Central Europe, 1957.
Juris Doctor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School Law, 1982.
Writer, executive, Diener & Dorskind, Inc., New York City, 1960-1971; writer, executive, Master of Laws Grant, Inc., New York City, 1971-1979; private practice,, New York City, since 1984. Adjunct Professor Williams College, 1984, Touro Law School, 1989, Benjamin N. Cardozo School Law, 1999.
Board Governors New York chapter Arthritis Foundation, 1985-1990. Special agent Counter Intelligence Corps, United States Army, 1957-1960. Member Association Trial Lawyers American, Law and Humanities Institute (president 1986-1991, vice president since 1991), Williams Club.
Married Rita Frances Shane, June 22, 1958 (divorced). 1 child, Michael Shane.