Affiliated Faculty

Alan I. Appel ’76

Alan I. Appel is a Co-Director of the CBFL, Professor of Law at New York Law School, and Director of the Law School’s International Tax Program. He specializes in international and domestic tax planning involving taxation of mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and tax controversy matters. Professor Appel began his career as a trial attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., and New York City. On behalf of the American Bar Association Tax Section, Professor Appel had the primary responsibility for drafting and submitting comments to the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS concerning the scope of the guidance provided by the proposed regulations under Section 1446 of the Internal Revenue Code. For over a decade, he was Counsel at Bryan Cave LLP. He holds a J.D. from New York Law School and an LL.M. from New York University.

Professor Appel’s full profile is available here.

Houman B. Shadab

Houman B. Shadab is a Co-Director of the CBFL and Professor of Law at New York Law School. He is an internationally recognized expert in financial law and regulation whose research focuses on hedge funds, derivatives, and securitization. Professor Shadab teaches courses on contracts, corporations, financial law and regulation, start-ups and venture capital, and commercial transactions. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions and blogs at Lawbitrage. Professor Shadab has testified before Congress several times and is a frequent speaker at academic and practitioner conferences. Governmental bodies have recognized Professor Shadab’s research, which has been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and in studies published by the U.K. House of Commons and the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Professor Shadab has been quoted in numerous media publications including the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post.

Professor Shadab’s full profile is available here.

Ronald H. Filler

Ronald H. Filler is the Director of the CBFL’s Financial Services Law Institute and a Professor of Law at New York Law School. He teaches Derivatives Market Regulation, Special Topics in Corporate Law: Financial Services Seminar and Workshop, and Special Topics in Corporate Law: Regulation of Brokers/Dealers and Futures Commissions Merchants. Professor Filler was previously the Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers. He has spoken at hundreds of industry conferences and seminars during his more than 30 years in the futures and derivatives legal fields. Professor Filler has served on numerous industry boards and advisory committees during his career and, most recently, as a member of NYSE LIFFE US, the National Futures Association, CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, the CME Clearing House Risk Operating Committee, The Clearing Corporation Board of Directors, the FIA Board of Directors, and the FIA Law and Compliance Division Executive Committee.

Professor Filler’s full profile is available here.

Howard S. Meyers

Howard S. Meyers is an Associate Director of the CBFL and a Professor of Law at New York Law School. He is also Director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic. He teaches Accounting for Lawyers, Corporations, Securities Arbitration Clinic, Financial Advocacy, and Business Basics for Lawyers. Previously, he served as litigation associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Professor Meyers served as a staff attorney in the Northeast Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, located in New York City. During his tenure with the SEC, he was responsible for investigating and litigating complex cases involving sales practice abuses committed by stockbrokers, fraudulent financing and Ponzi schemes, accounting fraud, and the sale of unregistered securities by various public companies. Professor Meyers was also a senior accountant at the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick. While at KPMG, he earned his Certified Public Accountant license and was responsible for auditing the financial statements of several Fortune 500 companies and regional broker-dealers.

Professor Meyers’ full profile is available here.