Alan was born in 1950 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His father and grandfather practice law in Cleveland. His grandfather was a claims adjuster for the Nickle Plate Railroad in the 1920’s and 1930’s. His father practice consumer law in Cleveland from 1947 to 2001. He went to undergraduate college at Ohio State University majored in history and graduated in 1972. He attended Mid-Valley College of Law in Los Angles California and graduated in 1977. Alan took four semesters of Accounting at Cleveland State University in 1979.
Alan worked for the Internal Revenue Service for two years as a contact representative in 1979 and 1980. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1979 and practice law in Los Angles California from 1980 to 1982 before returning to Cleveland. He was admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 1981. Alan was admitted to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1987. He worked for his father in Cleveland from 1982-2001. His main area of practice was Bankruptcy Law. From 2001 to 2016 he was employed by Shamberg and Associates in Cleveland and exclusively practiced Bankruptcy Law Chapters 7 and 13.
In 2017 Alan left Shamberg and Associates and began a solo practice as a Bankruptcy and Federal Tax Law attorney. Alan is in solo practice today. In his 38 years practicing Bankruptcy Law he has filed well over 1000 Bankruptcy cases. He has tried a number of cases in Bankruptcy Court. In 2017 he was admitted to the U.S. Tax Court and has tried a case before the Tax Court. Alan is able to file all legal documents electronically before the Tax Court.