Mr. Adanas was born in Istanbul, Turkey and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Mr. Adanas graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History cum laude from Providence College. He is a member Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society, and earned a place on The National Deans' List for academic excellence. A talented tennis player in college, Mr. Adanas was named to the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team in 1997 and 1997. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law.