Bachelor, Tulane University, 1962; Juris Doctor cum laude, U. Miami, 1965.
Staff attorney criminal appellate division, unites states department Justice, Washington, 1965-1966; assistant United State Attorneys, United States Attorney Office, Miami, Florida, 1966-1969; special counsel, Dade County Grand Jury, Miami, 1969-1970; associate, Pearson & Josefsberg, P.A., Miami, 1969-1970; senior partner, Bierman, Sonnett, Shohat & Sale P.A., Miami, 1971-1987; senior partner, Bierman, Shohat, Loewy, Perry & Klein, P.A., Miami, since 1987. Adjunct Professor law U. Miami, 1975-1983, 84-.
Chairman lawyers division Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 1983, 94-95. TrusteeTemple Judea, 1976-1984. Executive Board Anti-Defamation League, B'nai B'rith, vice chairman of the executive board, past chairman civil rights and law committee.
Member Metropolitan Dade County Cmty. Rels. Board, 1988-1996, co-chairman law enforcement committee, since 1988, member Executive Board, since 1989, chairman-elect, 1991-1992, chairman, 1992-1993. Chairman People Against a Violent Environment, 1993.
Trustee We Will Rebuild/Hurricane Andrew Relief, 1992. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (president 1975-1976, American Immigration Lawyers Association (president South Florida chapter 1979-1980, national Board of Governors 1979-1982), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Bar (co-chairman, lecturer seminar 1979, chairman and moderator immigration and naturalization law seminar 1980, member of faculty 1978), District of Columbia Bar, Dade County Bar Association Alpha Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Rosetta Shaikun, August 29, 1962. Children: Mitchell, Ashley, Matthew, Noah.