Mike Merin
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Real Estate Broker 1985 - 2009

  • Wrote and taught courses on contract law, finance, investing, pricing property, negotiating and taxation. Taught mostly in DE, PA, NY, NJ.
  • Wrote two books: Attack The Market: Invest!®; Attack The Market! Specialize in Negotiating, Finance, Pricing or Technology® (sold in 45+ states and three countries).
  • in PA, earned top industry awards (ABR, CRB, CRS, E-Pro, GRI, Brokers license) based on 30+ courses, 50+ sales.
  • Developed real estate expertise in part by purchasing investment properties, creating/managing partnerships. First licensed in Washington, D.C. in 1985.

U.S. Department of Commerce 1984 - 1990
International Trade Administration

  • Negotiated trade agreements with Korea, Japan, European Community, Canada, and Sweden on government procurement.
  • Led Commercial Office in American Embassy Moscow: Ambassador's top commercial advisor; assisted senior U.S. executives marketing to the Soviet Union.
  • Selected as a U.S. Presidential Fellow.


Columbia University, School of International Affairs 1982 - 1984
New York, New York

  • Masters in International Affairs and given Soviet Studies Certificate
  • Senior Editor, Journal of International Affairs
  • Honors:
    • World Trade Scholarship
    • Junior Harriman Fellow
    • International Fellow.

Trinity College 1978 - 1982
Hartford, Connecticut

  • B.A. in History. High Honors in History
  • Russian Book Award.
  • Two-time All New England Water Polo Player - coached Trinity College team to 1982 New England Championship.

Elder, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)