Marc S. Bekerman

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law

Marc S. Bekerman

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law

Marc S. Bekerman

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New York University School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation) 1995; Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1992; State University of New York, Binghamton, B.A. 1989


Marc S. Bekerman is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, and a solo practitioner who devotes substantially all of his practice to trusts and estates. Formerly, he was the Associate Director of the Graduate Tax Program at NYLS.

Professor Bekerman is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and California, as well as several federal courts including the United States Tax Court.

Professor Bekerman has served in a variety of capacities for the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), including as Chair of its advisory committee for the Skills Training for Estate Planners program and Co-Chair of the Skills Training for Estate Planners program, and as Chair of its standing committee for Community Outreach. He is currently a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Estate Tax Advisory Board, and he formerly served on the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Standing Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Professor Bekerman is a member of various professional organizations and committees, including the ABA, the NYSBA, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the Nassau County Estate Planning Council. He is a frequent lecturer for these organizations and has also spoken for the New York County Lawyers Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, Notre Dame University, Practicing Law Institute, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management and other professional organizations on a variety of topics related to trusts and estates.

Professor Bekerman is the author of two portfolios published by Bloomberg BNA Tax Management as part of its Tax Management Portfolio Series, Probate and Administration of Decedents' Estates and Estate Tax Payments and Liabilities: Sections 6161 and 6166.

He has also published articles in numerous publications, including Probate and Property Magazine, Estate Planning, The Practical Lawyer, and Bloomberg BNA Tax Management’s Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, and he has won several awards including the 2007 Excellence in Writing Award, Best Practical Use Article – Trust and Estate and the 2011 Excellence in Writing Award, Best Cutting Edge Article – Trust and Estate from Probate and Property Magazine.

Professor Bekerman is very active with Binghamton University, having served as the Secretary of the Alumni Association, a member of its Parents Leadership Council, and as an Alumni Admissions Volunteer Leader for which he was honored with a Medal of Distinguished Service.


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