Mr. Benjamin was born in Iran and moved to London, England at the age of 4. An attorney with Parker Mills LLP since 2009 and a partner since 2016, Mr. Benjamin focuses on transactional real estate matters including commercial and residential purchases, sales, financing, refinancing and leasing, as well as on corporate and general business transactions.transactional real estate and general business corporate matters. He graduated from Middlesex University in London, England in 1995 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and attained a Masters degree in International Banking Law from the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University in 1996.
Together with David B. Parker, a founding member and senior partner at the firm, Mr. Benjamin has co-authored a number of articles, including an article on attorney-client confidentiality entitled “Keepers of the Secrets,” published in the July/August 2010 edition of their publication, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, a publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Benjamin previously served on the Immigration and Resettlement Committee and the Serving the Vulnerable Pillar of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and the Resettlement Committee of the Jewish Family Service in Los Angeles and has been a director of the Iranian Jewish Center in the United Kingdom since 1994.
During the past 15 years, Mr. Benjamin has served on the Board of Directors and held various positions in a number of organizations, including the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and the Central British Fund – World Jewish Relief. Mr. Benjamin is a former member of the Board of Directors and various sub-committees (including its domestic operations, international operations and public policy committees) of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a position which he held for more than 10 years.
Mr. Benjamin has also participated in a number of panel discussions and conferences relating to issues concerning Iranian religious minorities, including a conference hosted by Hebrew Unran College at UCLA where Mr. Benjamin addressed the matter of Iranian Jewish immigrants and the re-creation of community in a session entitled “The New Transplanted”, a panel discussion on the role of Iranians in America entitled “Bridging the Gap Between Two Worlds” hosted by UCLA Hillel, and an event organized by JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) entitled ” Concerned About Communities Threatended by Radical Islam: Learn Why Jews and Christians Living in Muslim Countries Face Persecution.” During the past eight years, Mr. Benjamin has also been a regular speaker at Miliken Community High School in Los Angeles, where he addresses students on the conditions for Jews in Iran and the migration and resettlement of Iranian religions.
From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Benjamin was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian American Jewish Federation in Los Angeles, and during such time, served on its Executive Board, Immigration Committee, as vice chair of its External Relations Committee, founder and chairman of its Young Leadership Committee and is a past vice president of the organization. He is licensed to practice in California and New York.
He is married with a young son and daughter.