He was later offered the position of Assistant State’s Attorney in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. There, he worked in the Juvenile Crime Division and the Homicide division, where he never lost a murder trial. After serving as a homicide prosecutor, Ivan went on to start his own law practice. A successful small business owner, Ivan has remained involved in community and civic organizations. In recent years, Ivan served as President of the Monumental Bar Association, where he promoted causes such as the recruitment of African-Americans into the field of law.