Mr. Alper earned his law degree with a concentration in real estate and state and local government from the Georgetown University Law Center. He did post-graduate work in environmental law at the George Washington University Law School. He is co-founder and past chair of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County and served as co-chair of the community and public affairs section of the Maryland State Dispute Resolution Commission. Currently he serves as a board member on the Poudre River Library Trust, the Environmental Science Advisory Board of Larimer County, the Executive Committee of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University and the Board of the Colorado Education Initiative-STEM. Mr. Alper is a past, elected member of the (i) Board of Trustees of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. (ii) Leadership Council of the Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, (iii) the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association (iv) the American Bar Association Committee on Use of Collaborative Processes by Federal Agencies to Improve Citizen Participation, (v) the Fort Collins Symphony Guild and (vi) the Legacy Land Trust. Since 1993, Mr Alper has mediated, facilitated and arbitrated approximately 200 cases in federal and state courts, for public agencies, non-profits and for private clients. He has designed and taught more than 1,000 hours of conflict resolution, arbitration, negotiation, commercial real estate, land use and environmental law courses. He currently serves on the facilitator roster of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution in Tucson, AZ.
Mr. Alper has served as adjunct faculty in the (i) Haub School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Wyoming, (ii) University College at the University of Northern Colorado and (iii) the Carey School of Business of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He has served as a member of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance at the University of Maryland. He has previously taught at the University of Maryland Law School, the University of Baltimore Graduate School in Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies and the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Environmental Training. He has guest lectured at Colorado State University, Warner College of Natural Resources, and its School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, the Catholic University of America Law School and the George Washington University Law School.