Mr. Stein began his legal career in the entertainment industry with law department positions at Warner Brothers and then, American Broadcasting Company. After a brief period of private practice, focusing on copyright law and unfair competition, he segued into real estate and spent the rest of career (over 30 years) as Senior Counsel in the real investment divisions at Phoenix-Home Life; New York Life; and MetLife with diversified portfolios at multi-billion levels. Assignments included mortgage lending; joint venture creation and development; environmental oversight; property management oversight (which included The MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue and Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village); litigation support; and leasing (major office spaces; restaurants; and other retail outlets).
Additionally, Mr. Stein lectured extensively at industry seminars sponsored by New York Life and MetLife, and at internal programs conducted for real estate managers. He is also active as pro bono counsel in connection with various projects for affordable housing advocate groups, including Neighborhood Housing Services of New York and Common Ground.
Mr. Stein holds a B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) and a J.D. from American University.