Mr. Gordon is a native of southern California, having attended UCLA for undergraduate work in the area of international relations. He graduated in 1968,and earned his JD from UCLA Law School in 1971. He was initially engaged in a business litigation practice with emphasis on residential real estate transactional issues. Mr. Gordon joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Group as General Counsel in 1979 after representing it and several major real estate brokerage companies in connection with their formation of real estate broker owned title companies. This experience led to his becoming a leading authority on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Affiliated Business Arrangements.
While at the Coldwell Banker Residential Group, Mr. Gordon managed the legal and government affairs of the company nationwide, with a focus on federal and state issues relevant to residential real estate related service companies. His responsibilities also included acquisitions of major real estate brokerage companies and the formation of the Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates nationwide franchise system.