Bachelor in Psychology, Swarthmore College, 1979; Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1982.
Attorney, since 1983; member, 93rd-105th Congresses 20th Florida district, since 1983; member commerce committee. Chairman Privatization and Efficiency Committee, 1986-1988, Insurance Committee, 1988-1990,Congressional Reapportionment Subcommittee, 1990-1992.
Director, founder Medicare Information Program, Broward County, Florida, 1981-1982. Member W. Broward Democratic Club, Broward Young Democrats, Lauderhill Democratic Club, Pembrook Pines Democratic Club, Davie Democratic Club, United Democratic Club, Plantation Club, Sunrise Chamber of Commerce, Tamarac Chamber of Commerce, Margate Knights of Pythias, B'nai B'rith (Israeli award, Sunrise 1983), Jewish Federation, Gold Key, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Lori Ann Coffino. Children: Jonathan Michael, Danielle Brooke.