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This summer Professor Ira Bloom published two supplements for two of his co-authored books, which both came out shortly after receiving Albany Law School’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
The co-author of 10 law school casebooks on tax and trusts and estates, and principal author of the two-volume treatise "Drafting New York Wills and Related Documents," he worked with Professor Roger Andersen to prepare the 2015 Supplement for their co-authored book “Fundamentals of Trusts and Estates (4th ed. 2012 LexisNexis).” Professor Bloom also worked with Ken Joyce to prepare a 2015 Supplement for “Federal Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Gifts (4th ed. 2014 LexisNexis).”
He holds the Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professorship, named for Justice David Josiah Brewer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and member of the Albany Law School Class of 1858.
At Albany Law School he teaches a variety of subjects, including Estate Planning, Property, Trusts and Estates. He has taught at Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, McGeorge School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, and The Ohio State University College of Law.
He is the past Chair of the Trusts and Estates Law Section, New York State Bar Association and previously served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Taxation Committee and Chair of the Multi-State Practice Committee. He was also the Section's liaison to the EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory Committee, which worked on recommending adoption of the Uniform Trust Code in New York. He is currently Chair of the Section’s NYUTC Committee and a member of the NYUTC-Legislative Advisory Group’s Steering Committee.
Professor Bloom is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; he currently serves on the State Laws, Fiduciary Income Taxation and Legal Education Committees. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and was actively involved in the formulation of the Restatement (Third) of Trusts and the Restatement (Third) of Property (Wills and other Donative Transfers).
He is currently serving as a member of the Trusts and Estates and Surrogate’s Court Committee of the Bar of the City of New York, having previously served as a member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the Bar of the City of New York.