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March 27, 2014

Professor Alan R. Bromberg, a University Distinguished Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, died March 27, 2014 at the age of 85. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Harvard in 1949, and his J.D. from Yale University in 1952.  He was a senior fellow of the Yale Law faculty and visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
 
He was the author of a number of authoritative publications, including Bromberg & Lowenfels on Securities Fraud and Commodities Fraud (Thomson/West, 2d edition, 8 volumes, & Annual Supplements), Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnership (Aspen 1997, 4 volumes, & Annual Supplements), Bromberg & Ribstein on Limited Liability Partnerships, The Revised Uniform Partnership Act and the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and numerous articles on tax, partnership, corporate, securities, and commodities law. He was cited in 2494 law reviews and journals, a total of 348 Federal Court published decisions, and 171 State Court published decisions. The New York Times recognized Bromberg’s expertise and interviewed him many times over the years; he was quoted approximately thirty times in various articles.
 
Bromberg was a life member of the American Law Institute, former chair of the Law School Publications Advisory Board of Matthew Bender & Co., and sat on the editorial boards of four corporate, securities, and derivatives reviews. He drafted substantial parts of the Texas corporate, partnership, and securities statutes. Bromberg was active on six American Bar and Texas Bar committees in his areas of interest. He was a director of and co-chaired the Legislative Committee of the Texas Business Law Foundation. He practiced law in Dallas before joining SMU Dedman School of Law faculty in 1956. Bromberg taught courses primarily in business associations, securities regulation, and corporate planning.
 
“Alan was a giant in the area of corporate law and a calm and steady voice on the faculty for more than 55 years,” said Julie Forrester, Dean ad interim of SMU Dedman School of Law, “He garnered a deep respect both in the legal community at large and from his faculty colleagues. We will miss him tremendously.”
 
Bromberg was admired by many as a respected scholar, a credit to the legal profession, and an outstanding person.  He is survived by his wife Anne and his extended family.

Professor Bromberg is remembered in the The Dallas Morning News here.

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