Charles Altman, Adjunct Professor of Law, teaches real estate transactions and workouts. He has many years of experience in commercial real estate finance and securitization. Altman’s career includes roles at major insurance companies, banks, and federal regulatory agencies. He established and ran the Lehman Brothers conduit legal and closing group and was a founding member of the Editorial Board of CMBS World Magazine. Altman served as President of TIKON Mortgage Technologies, an internet legal process flow company. His efforts have focused on integration of systems analysis with applications in mortgage finance and elder law guardianships. He is co-inventor of a business method patent that incorporate some of these concepts. Professor Altman also teaches at the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute and has been a visiting professor or guest lecturer at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and N.Y.U. School of Law. He is active in the New York City Bar Association. Professor Altman organized “Best Practices for Teaching Real Estate Securitization” a joint NYCBA program with the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Altman has served as Chair of the Real Estate Transactions Section of AALS and in 2022 he organized an AALS presentation on Chinese Real Estate Finance and European Union Cross Border Transactions.