Sterling born Donald TokowitzApril 26, is an American businessman. His parents, Susan and Mickey, were Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants. When he was 25 after he was marriedhe and his wife Shelly changed their surname to "Sterling", filing a formal petition to do so on December 9, InSterling started his career as a divorce and personal injury attorneybuilding an independent practice when Jews had fewer opportunities at prestigious law firms. In the s, Sterling also purchased Lesser Towersa pair los angeles sex discrimination attorneys
large apartment buildings in the Westwood area of Los Angeles,  and renamed them the Sterling Towers now the Sterling International Towers.