Professor Ira Mark Bloom recently received the Chair's Award from the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association for his exceptional contributions to the Section and the Bar. He is the sixth recipient of the award since 1995.
A veteran member of the Trusts and Estates Section, Professor Bloom chaired the section from 2009-2010. He is currently the Chair of the New York Uniform Trust Code Committee. He previously served as Chair of the Multi-State Practice and Tax Committees. He is also a member of the Elder Law and Senior Lawyers sections.
As the Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, Professor Bloom teaches in the areas of property, taxation and wealth transmission.
Previously, he was a trial and appellate attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also been a visiting professor at Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans; McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, Calif.; Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans; and The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio.
Professor Bloom is co-author of nine law school casebooks on tax and trusts and estates, as well as the principal author of the two-volume treatise Drafting New York Wills and Related Documents.