Elliott Benjamin was born in Iran and moved to London, England at the age of four. Mr. Benjamin is currently a senior legal advisor at the Los Angeles law firm of Parker Shumaker Mills LLP where he focuses on transactional real estate and general business corporate matters.
Mr. Benjamin graduated from Middlesex University in London, England in 1995 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and attained a Masters degree in International Banking Law at the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University in 1996.
Mr. Benjamin currently serves on the Immigration and Resettlement Committee and the Caring for Jews in Need Committee 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 nine years.
From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Benjamin was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian American Jewish Federation of 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.