Corporate and Real Estate Clinic 27th Anniversary and  Professor Debbie Bechtel Retirement Celebration

Please join us on March 26 to celebrate 27 years of the Brooklyn Law School Corporate and Real Estate Clinic and the retirement of its founder and director, Professor Debbie Bechtel. Enjoy an evening celebrating Professor Bechtel’s career at Brooklyn Law School, featuring a reception and toasts to Debbie. Come and mingle with Brooklyn Law School alumni, students, and faculty, as well as clinic clients and colleagues from non-profit organizations working in the affordable housing arena. 

Professor Debbie Bechtel founded the Corporate and Real Estate Clinic in 1997 to address both the need for free, high-quality legal services to assist struggling low-income cooperative boards and a desire to provide Brooklyn Law School students with transactional clinic experiences. Every semester since, students have helped preserve hundreds of affordable housing units by negotiating and closing loans needed to discharge arrears and address rehabilitation crises. Students have also been part of teams working to avert foreclosures and provide extensive advice to co-op boards of directors.

By Invitation Only.


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For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at or (718) 780-0321.

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