Trachtman, Joseph was born on June 1, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Max and Pauline (Glassman) Trachtman.
Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pennsylvania, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1926.
Admitted to New York bar, 1927, since practiced in New York City, specializing in wills, estates, trusts, taxation. Lecturer Practising Law Institute, 1930-1975. Adjunct professor graduate division School Law.
New York University, 1951-1975. Member of law firm Hughes, Hubbard, & Reed, New York City, 1964-1975. Fellow American Bar Foundation.
Member American (chairman real property, probate and trust law section, delegate to house of deals), American College Probate Counsel (president 1966-1967), New York State bar associations, Bar Association City of New York, Bankers Club of America.