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Professor Tanya Marsh presents paper at ‘Community Banking in the 21st Century’ conference at Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 3

Professor Tanya Marsh

Tanya Marsh joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2010, following a ten-year career practicing real estate and corporate law in Indianapolis, Indiana, including nearly five years as the Vice President of Legal for Kite Realty Group Trust, a real estate investment trust traded on the NYSE. Tanya teaches real estate transactions and property.

Professor Tanya Marsh will be presenting a paper entitled “Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks after Dodd-Frank” at the Community Banking in the 21st Century conference on Thursday, Oct. 3, sponsored by the Federal Reserve and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. The paper is co-authored by corporate attorney Joseph Norman (’12), who will not be in attendance. 

Marsh and Norman’s paper focuses on the following, as stated in the conference research paper abstracts:

“The American system of banking regulation is a system of regulation by accretion–it is the result of legislative responses to particular crises, from the need to create a market for U.S. national bonds to help finance the Civil War (which led to the creation of national bank charters), to the creation of the Federal Reserve after the monetary panic of 1907, to the creation of the FDIC following the stock market crash of 1929, and, most recently, to the creation of Dodd-Frank after the 2007 financial crisis. Each of these legislative efforts was a well-meaning attempt to deal with the perceived problems that led to each crisis. However, the net result of these policies is a federal regulatory system for banking that is fundamentally flawed and has unintended consequences on community banks.”

Professor Marsh is the sole law professor to be invited to participate in the conference, among various business professionals and educators. Marsh is an associate professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, where she teaches property; real estate transactions; a seminar on law, business and the economy; funeral and cemetery law; and professional development. Marsh’s educational focus addresses the laws regarding the status, treatment and disposition of human remains, commercial real estate, and the regulation of community banks. Professor Marsh is a graduate of Indiana University and Harvard Law School, and joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2010. Prior to teaching at the Wake Forest University School of Law, Professor Marsh clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court and practiced commercial real estate and corporate law with two large Indianapolis firms. Professor Marsh is also involved with the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section.

The conference, which is being live streamed here, will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo.