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Richard M. Hendler, Esq.

Richard M. Hendler, Esq.

Joined Stern 1993

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-95
New York, NY 10012

E-mail rhendler@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website


Professor Richard M. Hendler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law in Business at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business where he teaches graduate and undergraduate students on all business law related areas. He also teaches on the subjects of ethics in business, entertainment, and real estate.

Twice, he received the Executive M.B.A. Excellence in Teaching Award and the Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Honor. A few years ago, he was awarded the Citibank Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as University Recognition for outstanding dedication and devotion to New York University and its students. He was also honored with the Teacher of the Year Award and the Eli Kushel Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2000, he received the Arthur Andersen LLP Foundation's Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

Professor Hendler is also a career advisor for NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and serves as faculty advisor for fraternities, sororities, and clubs.

Professor Hendler is also a member of the school's Judiciary Committee, a career advisor for NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and serves as faculty advisor for fraternities, sororities and clubs.

In addition to his academic position, Richard Hendler is engaged in private practice in New York handling many types of business-related legal matters. Before establishing his law practice, he had practiced with two of the largest law firms in the United States. Outside of his practice and NYU, Professor Hendler speaks at seminars and private industry trading centers about current legal and ethical issues confronting the business and investment communities and lectures for leading Bar and C.P.A. Exam Review courses.

Richard Hendler received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1988, and graduated magna cum laude in Accounting from New York University's College of Business and Public Administration (now known as Stern School of Business).

Research Interests

  • Business Structures & Ownership Terms
  • Contracts
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Privacy
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Courses Taught

  • Business Law for Managers
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entrepreneurship & Law in Practice
  • Law for the Executive
  • Law in Business
  • Law Through the Lens of Film
  • Law, Business & Society

Academic Background

J.D., 1988
New York University

B.S., Accounting, 1985
New York University

Areas of Expertise


  • Small Businesses
  • Start-ups/New Ventures


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Law & Business