Bachelor, Haverford College, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1964.
Chief deputy public defender Clark County, Nevada, 1966—1967. Senior partner Goodman, Chesnoff and Keach (formerly Goodman, Stein & Chesnoff), Las Vegas, since 1965. Mayor City of Las Vegas, since 1999.
Advisory board United States Conference of Mayors.
Member of National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (president 1983).
Married Carolyn Goldmark, June 6, 1962. Children: Oscar B., Ross C., Eric A., Cara Lee.