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I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, which I consider one of the most beautiful places in the world.  I have earned a number of degrees from the University of Cape Town, including a Graduate degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science.

A passion for the law led me to earn my Juris Doctor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  I am admitted to the California Bar, the Oregon Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.  In 2003, I continued my studies and achieved an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom.  Additionally, I completed the Trial Advocacy Program from International Association of Defense Counsel in Boulder Colorado, and I was a member of the American Inns of Court.

The firms that I have been employed at include Gelfand & Gelfand in Beverly Hills, California, and Middlebrook, Kaiser & Popka, in Palm Springs, California, where I was a partner.

When I am not practicing law, I enjoy teaching (I was an instructor at Phoenix University, where I taught law for undergraduate and MBA programs), fine and ethnic dining, traveling, reading (especially political, historical and espionage novels), and spending time with my wife, children and friends.  I am a fervent rugby, soccer and cricket fan, and watch these sports whenever possible.

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Palm Springs
CA 92262-6908
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