Professor of Law
Marshall Tracht is the founder and Director of the LL.M. Programs in Real Estate and in American Business Law. His courses include Real Estate Transactions and Finance, Bankruptcy, Workouts, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy, and Introduction to American Law. He was a tenured faculty member at the Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as Vice Dean from 2001 to 2006, before joining New York Law School in 2008.
Professor Tracht is the co-author of Construction and Development Financing and Land Transfer and Finance: Cases and Materials. He is a member of the editorial board of The Banking Law Journal, a contributing editor to the Real Estate Law Report, and has written extensively in the areas of real estate development and construction financing, workouts, and bankruptcy. His articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review and Vanderbilt Law Review, among others, and he is a recipient of the Grant Gilmore Award for excellence in legal scholarship in the commercial law field.
Professor Tracht has an ongoing interest in innovation in legal education, including online instruction, assessment practices and skills training for transactional practice. He has participated in numerous accreditation and site visits on behalf of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He is also a former Chair of the AALS Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education, and he is currently working with a committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education on a report on recent developments in law school curricula.
Before going into academia, Professor Tracht practiced in the real estate and bankruptcy groups at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable S. Martin Teel, Jr., of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia.