Charles Altman, Adjunct Professor of Law, teaches real estate transactions and real estate workouts. Prof. Altman has many years of experience in commercial real estate finance and securitization. His career includes roles at major insurance companies, banks, federal regulatory agencies and the representation of individual commercial mortgage borrowers. Charles Altman established and ran the Lehman Brothers conduit legal and closing group. He left Lehman to start Tikon Mortgage Technologies, an internet legal process flow company. He is Co-inventor of an automated negotiation and document creation system (US Patent 6,366,892). Charles Altman has advised law firms on the automation of legal process flow. Prof. Altman also teaches at the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute. His interest in real estate derives from an appreciation of architecture and knowledge of engineering. He has taught workouts as a visiting Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. Charles Altman is active in the Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He developed “Best Practices for Teaching Real Estate Securitization” a joint program with the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Professor Altman is the Chair of the Real Estate Transactions Section of AALS.