Debra Bechtel

Associate Professor of Clinical Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-0342 |  Email
Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
Community Development

B.A., University of Washington
J.D., George Washington University National Law Center

Brick Underground: Why 2017 could be make-or-break for New York's affordable HDFC co-op


Professor Debra Bechtel discusses Housing Development Fund Corporation co-ops, and why this year could see many real estate legal battles.

Corporate and Real Estate Clinic 2016 Spring Semester Highlights


Professor Debra Bechtel’s Corporate and Real Estate Clinic offers students the unique experience of representing low-income cooperative boards of directors as "house counsel.” With another semester now in the books – Professor Bechtel’s clinic has provided free legal services for the past 19 years – the students involved worked on a variety of real estate issues.

Habitat: The Off-Balance World of HDFC Co-ops


Professor Debra Bechtel provides commentary on a trio of bills introduced to New York City Council in March seeks to centralize information about co-ops that were born under the auspices of the Housing Development Fund Corporation.

Four BLS Students Become First Interns for the NYS Bar Association's Real Property Law Section

Four BLS students will be the first interns for the New York State Bar Association's real property law section next fall. Professor Debra Bechtel teaches the Transactional and Community Development Practicum, which the students will take concurrently with their internships.