Bachelor magna cum laude, St. Francis College, 1969. Juris Doctor cum laude, St. John's University, 1973.
Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York City, 1973-1975; partner, Trubin, Sillcocks, Edelman & Knapp, New York City, 1975-1984; partner, Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, New York City, since 1984. Counsel Mortgage Bankers Association New York. Chair doctoral task force Creating Instrument Working Group.
Managing editor Law Review. Editor, contributor Real Estate Loans: Default & Workout, 1992. Author (with others) The Law of Distressed Real Estate, 1985, The Lender's Guide to Environmental Law: Risk and Liability, 1993, Real Estate Titles, second edition, 1994.
Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member American Bar Association (active real property sections), American Society for Testing and Materials (chair legal section), National Realty Committee (board directors), Anglo-American Real Property Institute (elected), Mortgage Bankers Association American (chair, vice-chair commercial real estate finance committees), American College Real Estate Lawyers (elected, governor), New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, Association Bar City of New York (real property committee), Chicago Title Insurance Company (New York advisory board), Commercial Secondary Market Securitization Association (president elect), Capital Consortium (steering committee).
Married Diane Patricia Mancusco, June 27, 1970 (divorced 1974). Married Dorothy Patricia Vance, April 3, 1977. Children: Kathleen, Christian, Keegan.