I am the principal of The Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson. I’m an experienced litigator with experience in a wide range of legal areas. My practice encompasses civil litigation, business law, personal injury and real estate. I have handled litigation matters from inception to trial.

I have conducted trials, argued motions, negotiated settlements and won appeals. I have successfully handled many real estate closings and have drafted thousands of legal documents. I work with law firms, businesses and individuals.

Since 1997, I have worked with:
• Law firms who outsource their legal needs, from appearing in court at conferences, motions, depositions and trials
• Businesses that have no other option other than to litigate. I work with companies who are looking for alternative dispute resolution methods which include arbitration, mediation and negation.
• Start ups and businesses with fewer than 50 employees who need general counsel, draft and review contracts and leases.
• Individuals that have litigation needs along with advising them about buying or selling a home.

When not in the office, I like to spend time with my wife, kids, family and friends. I enjoy attending cultural events and exploring different areas of New York City and Long Island.

I love reading about business, law, non-fiction, literature, current events, music and history. I’m enjoy the great outdoors and exercising.  I have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico.

I received my law degree (J.D) from Quinnipiac University  School of Law in 1996 and my B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990.  I studied law at the University of London at Kensington via the Detroit-Mercy School of Law in the fall of 1995.  I am admitted to practice law in both state and the  Eastern and Southern Federal courts of the State of New York.



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Thank you again for turning to the Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson for your legal service needs.

You understand that you need an estate plan. But like many of your friends, you\’ve been procrastinating because estate planning is unpleasant to think about. I am here to help. I will tell you everything that you need to consider when setting up your estate.  I will prepare all of your estate documents for you,  which include at least a will, health care proxy, living trust and a durable power of attorney.  The sooner you get your estate plan completed, the quicker you will feel certain that the people who you love will be provided for.

Estate planning is simply the process of disposing all of your assets after you die.  Who needs to think about it?

  • If you have children under 18;
  • If you own property;
  • If you want to maintain control of your health care and financial decisions.

Once you begin your estate planning, you will understand:

  • Why you need a will;
  • The advantages of having a living trust;
  • The probate process and why you want to steer clear of it;
  • How to protect and provide for your children;
  • Why you probably don\’t have to worry about estate taxes;
  • Why you need a retirement plan.

Estate planning is a great thing to do for your family.  Congratulations on even thinking about it.

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If you live or have a business in New York State, then I may be able to help you.  You simply need to make an appointment to see me.

The first consultation is free because we need to find out whether I can help you.

Where I work:

My office is located at 160 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York in the Wall Street area in Downtown Manhattan.

Bring All Of Your Documents

This may seem obvious, but collecting all of your documents is extremely important.  I understand that this could be time consuming, but the more information that I have, the more that I will be able to help you.

Make Your Appointment

Making an appointment with my law firm is very simple.  Call my office at 212-233-0666 and speak to Hazel.

Are you sur­prised by all the paper­work and details involved in get­ting a new small busi­ness up and run­ning? It’s incred­i­ble, isn’t it?  There are many deci­sions you have to make, expenses that never stop, and every time you think you’ve got a han­dle on things, some­thing else pops up.

I’ve got news for you: It doesn’t get any eas­ier.  If you are a vet­eran busi­ness owner you know that there will be more paper­work, more details, more decisions.

But guess what? It’s worth it! I under­stand how excited you are about your busi­ness and you want to do every­thing for your busi­ness to succeed.

Your busi­ness can suc­ceed, you know.  I’ve observed many start-up com­pa­nies suc­ceed.  But only sometimes.

But, I have observed many busi­nesses go bank­rupt. Some within one month.

Even though they worked hard and had the best of inten­tions, many busi­ness own­ers lose every­thing.  It’s ugly: tremen­dous debts, dreams and aspi­ra­tions dashed. Many have to return back to work for the job they hate so that they can pay off their debts.

What makes the dif­fer­ence?  Why do some busi­ness own­ers amass great wealth while oth­ers fail miserably?

As a lawyer, I am prob­a­bly not the one to tell you how to build a suc­cess­ful com­pany.  But as a busi­ness attor­ney who rep­re­sents peo­ple like you, I can tell you exactly how to make your busi­ness fail.

LITIGATION. Get­ting sued. Many busi­ness own­ers go out of busi­ness because of  a large judg­ment against them that they can­not pay.  Or, they spend so much on legal fees, it wipes them out.

Want to know some­thing else?  It’s amaz­ing, but in many cases these own­ers could have avoided the law­suit com­pletely, or pro­tected them­selves from per­sonal lia­bil­ity.  They could have survived!

All they had to do was get some legal advice. In advance.

Before they signed a lease or con­tract.  Before they took on a part­ner or hired an employee.  Before they made busi­ness deci­sions involv­ing seri­ous legal consequences.

Ten min­utes of legal advice may have pre­vented all that fail­ure, bank­ruptcy, mis­ery, and shame

But they don’t get that advice, do they?  And we both know why.

The cost.

On top of all the other expenses of start­ing and run­ning a new busi­ness, there never seems to be enough left for legal fees.  After all, legal advice is expen­sive, right?

Not any­more.

The Law Office of Fred­eric R. Abram­son offers fee struc­tures that is more than bill­able hours.

There is a way for you to have the legal advice you need at a cost so low you would be a fool to turn it down.

Here is what it’s all about:

My firm has just intro­duced what I call the “Small Busi­ness Gen­eral Coun­sel Plan.”  For a monthly retainer of only $400, you get up to two hours of free tele­phone con­sul­ta­tions and attor­ney legal doc­u­ment review every month.

You can ask all the ques­tions you want and get the money-saving, headache-avoiding answers you need. You can have me review and com­ment on con­tracts, leases, let­ters, forms and any­thing else you use in your busi­ness.  You’ll know what’s legal, what’s fair, and what’s not.  No sur­prises. No more doubts.

Do you real­ize what that means? It means you can sleep like a baby at night know­ing that your attor­ney is “on call.”  It means that you can get the answers that you need, when you need them, so you can quickly get back to run­ning your business.

It means never hav­ing to “blindly” sign any­thing that could cost you thou­sands of dol­lars more than you should have paid because you didn’t have time to read the “fine print.”  It means never hav­ing to make uni­formed deci­sions that could get you sued for hun­dreds of thou­sands in damages.

It means incred­i­ble piece of mind for you and your family.

That alone must be worth more than $400 a month to you, yet that’s all it costs.

Call me at 212–233-0666 to get started today or ask me any ques­tions about how the plan could help you achieve your goals.

I look  for­ward speak­ing with you.

Retaining my office as your legal counsel is easy. Simply contact my office for a free consultation.  Feel free to meet me at my office located in the Wall Street area of Manhattan to discuss your legal matter.

Initial Consultation: Free

Hourly Rate: $250

Civil Litigation: $250 per hour.  Minimum retainer:  $3,500

Sample Business Services – Flat fees:

Under a flat-fee arrangement, I represent you for a single fee, billed up front. You pay the court fees and out-of-pocket costs related to your case.

  • Small Business General Counsel Plan: $450 per month
  • Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements: starting at $750
  • Lawyer letter (includes 2 hours of legal services): $500
  • Employment Agreement: starting at $699
  • Business sale: starting at $3,000
  • Custom contract drafting and review:  starting at $1,000
  • Single member LLC’s: starting at $499 plus state and government filing fees
  • Shareholder and Operating Agreements: starting at $1,499
  • Commercial lease review and negotiation: starting at $799
  • Independent Contractor Agreement: starting at $999

I try to give a flat-fee estimate in all cases, not just those listed above. However, in some cases it is difficult or impossible to estimate the amount of work or costs involved. In those cases, an hourly-fee arrangement is usually a better fit.

Contingent-fee arrangement

I take cases on full contingency in cases where the defendant must pay my attorney fees. I can only take a case on contingency if you will be suing someone else. If I agree to take your case on contingency, you will not pay me anything unless I recover money for you.

I can only accept a very narrow category of cases on contingency. Even though the defendant must pay my attorney fees, every case involves a significant investment of my time and money, so I am highly selective.

Immigration reform is in the news everyday. It is important to act now and consult with an attorney to guide you through the complex process of immigration law.

As your personal advisor, I will lead you and/or your company through the maze of immigration laws, providing common sense solutions for aliens who want to work or immigrate into the United States.   I have helped an array of different companies, such as those in the I.T. and import/export industries obtain employment visas for workers such as programmers and marketing specialists. I have also successfully obtained permanent residency and citizenship for individuals and their families from all over the world.

Immigration status is usually a matter where time is of the essence.  Unfortunately, USCIS  is a governmental agency with a backlog of hundreds of thousands of applications.  I will provide a personal road map with you and/or your company so that your case will be resolved in the fastest possible manner.

My immigration practice includes representation for business/employment immigration, family-based immigration and deportation. I provide confidential advice relating to immigration and naturalization, employment, visas, citizenship, asylum and deportation.

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What separates the my law firm from the others  is that not only am I passionate about drafting a contract, but I also enjoy going to court. Even though I have been practicing law for nearly 20 years, I choose to go to court or attend a deposition nearly every day. I feel it’s important to know how each judge operates his courtroom.

I offer flat fee billing for all court appearances, which will help you get a handle from the outset of your case costs. In my career, I have handled thousands of cases.

Here is a list of the typical type of cases that I handle. Of course, there are literally thousands of different causes of action and your case may not be listed.

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach Of Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial collections
  • Conversion
  • Copyright
  • Corporate dissolution
  • Fraud
  • Interference With a Contract
  • Interference With Prospective Advantage
  • Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Oppressed minority shareholder disputes
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Personal Injury

Contact the Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson at 212-233-0666.

In my world, success is when you further your  interests. It’s as simple as that.

Since 1997 I have advised small business owners about what they must know  before entering into a contract so that they could limit their risk of facing costly civil litigation and bad press.  As a company lawyer,  I tell businesses owners and people what they should do if they have been sued.

I have successfully represented a range of New York companies, from non-profits to executive search firms, along with many people. I have lectured about business law for many different groups, including  continuing legal education classes for lawyers.

Take the first step. Contact me to get your New York Business Law and Civil Litigation questions answered by an experienced lawyer with a deep understanding of the problems you’re facing.

When you’re ready to take the next step you can begin the process online. If you’d like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation in my office you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 212-233-0666 or fill out the contact form below.