Ilyne Mendelson received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Michigan in 1975 and a law degree from Northwestern University in 1978. Admitted to the Bars of New York, Florida and Illinois, for over 25 years she was in-house counsel to major real estate developers. In 1995, Ilyne became part owner of the Long Island franchisee of a large pet specialty retailer. In 2004, Ilyne moved to Florida, where she became part owner of a condominium conversion business and continued supervision of the pet business until it was sold in June, 2014.
Ilyne and her husband Steve Terk reside in Highland Beach and have been members of Temple Beth El since 2005, when they moved full time to Florida.