Kaplan was born in New Jersey. He is the third of
three children and the first son of Joseph and Martha Kaplan.
He opted to attend the University of Missouri where he graduated
with a Degree in Political Science. Then he went to Grad School
at St. Louis University Masters Program in Urban Planning.
He had a fascination for maps and trying to come up with land
developments that worked. He wanted to build cities at the
time, but his interest in law led him to further his education
at Oklahoma City University where he studied law and received
his JD Degree in 1975.
Kaplan started his practice of Law in Las Vegas, Nevada over
three decades ago; he is currently licensed to practice law
in Nevada, California, Hawaii, and Missouri. Kaplan served
the State of Nevada in the late 1970’s as Deputy Attorney
General representing various divisions in the state of Nevada
such as motor vehicles, Highway Patrol and he did some work
for the Nevada Real estate division; the latter proved to
be inspiring and would lead him to the development of Hotel
and Resorts and the conversions to Vacation Ownership properties.
time when timeshare was a fairly new industry, Kaplan worked
with the State of Hawaii in establishing rules and regulations
covering timeshare. He was responsible for the first timeshare
registration with the State of Hawaii, as well as successfully
lobbying to enact several laws to protect timeshare consumers.
He has been a licensed pilot for 20 years. He enjoys flying.
further information surrounding Kaplan’s background,