Faculty in the Field

Miriam R. AlbertMiriam R. Albert, Professor of Skills
Professor Albert teaches courses related to contracts, business organizations, business planning and business drafting. Her research interests focus on business organization and international and domestic securities law issues, and her articles have appeared in such publications as the Arizona Law Review, Rutgers Law Journal and the American Business Law Journal.


J. Scott ColesantiJ. Scott Colesanti, Associate Professor of Legal Writing
Professor Colesanti is an expert in financial markets and securities law. Prior to teaching at Hofstra Law, he served as trial counsel for the New York Stock Exchange and within the NYSE Office of General Counsel. He has published more than a dozen articles in law reviews and industry journals. 


Ronald J. ColomboRonald J. Colombo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Professor Colombo teaches courses in corporate, securities and contract law. Before coming to Hofstra Law, he served in the complex global litigation group of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., as vice president and counsel. In this position, Professor Colombo supervised investigations as well as litigation and regulatory inquiries affecting Morgan Stanley’s investment banking franchise.


Linda GallerLinda Galler, Professor of Law
Professor Galler teaches courses in individual income taxation, corporate taxation, international taxation, tax policy and ethics in federal tax practice. She is a frequent speaker on tax ethics and is co-author of Regulation of Tax Practice, published by LexisNexis as part of its Graduate Tax Series. She also consults with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in the areas of international taxation, corporate taxation, administrative practice and court procedure.


Mitchell GansMitchell Gans, Rivkin Radler Distinguished Professor of Law
Professor Gans is a leading scholar in the estate-and-gift tax area. He is an academic fellow at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and he serves on an advisory committee to the New York State Legislature that is studying the revision of trust law in New York.


Daniel J.H. GreenwoodDaniel J.H. Greenwood, Professor of Law
Professor Greenwood’s research interests lie in the structure and rights of business organizations, the intersection of democratic theory and corporate law, and problems of group rights in an individualist democracy. He has published numerous law review articles, book chapters and popular opinion pieces on corporate law, corporate speech rights and the role of corporations in politics.


Julian KuJulian Ku, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of International Programs
Professor Ku teaches business organizations and international business transactions, as well as other international and constitutional law subjects. His main research interest is the intersection of international and domestic law. During the spring of 2011, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Law at East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai.


Curtis Pew Curtis Pew, Visiting Clinical Professor of Law
Professor Pew directs the Securities Arbitration Clinic. As attorney-in-charge, he supervises law students in representing securities investors, subject to certain income, residency and size-of-claim restrictions, who pursue claims arising from retail securities investments. Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty, Professor Pew was a lawyer, initially specializing in arbitral matters arising in maritime law, as well as arbitration of international commercial and securities-related domestic disputes.


Alan N. ResnickAlan N. Resnick, Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law
Professor Resnick is a nationally recognized authority on bankruptcy law. He has taught in the bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, commercial law and contracts areas for more than 30 years. He is also editor-in-chief of Collier on Bankruptcy (15th ed.), the leading multivolume treatise on the subject of bankruptcy.


Norman I. SilberNorman I. Silber, Professor of Law
Professor Silber teaches and writes in areas that relate to consumer law, commercial law, legal history and nonprofit corporations. His scholarly articles have appeared in many academic journals. He has also written two books, one on the legal history of post-World War II America and the other on the development of the law of nonprofit corporations.