Charles Altman, Adjunct Professor of Law, has many years of experience in commercial real estate mortgage finance and securitization. Professor Altman’s 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 later left Lehman to start Tikon Mortgage Technologies, where he was Co-inventor of an automated legal negotiation and document creation system (US Patent 6,366,892). Charles Altman has advised law firms on the automation of legal process flow. His interest in real estate flows from his appreciation of architecture and design and a knowledge of engineering nurtured by Professor Mario Salvadori at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture. Professor Altman later taught real estate workouts to architecture students at Columbia as an Adjunct Visiting Professor. Professor Altman also teaches at the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute where he has experience in the cross-cultural issues that impact international legal education. Charles Altman is active in the Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association and in 2019, Chaired “Best Practices for Teaching Real Estate Securitization” a joint program with the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Professor Altman is Chair-Elect of the Real Estate Transactions Section of AALS.