Fred L. Abrams
As a member of the New York bar since 1990, Mr. Abrams has handled a wide variety of legal matters in which assets were hidden, such as RICO, money laundering, identity theft and tax fraud. He additionally handled cases in federal court in which his adversaries were Casio Computer Co. Ltd. of Japan; General Motors Corp.; Detroit Diesel Corp; & Lloyds of London.
Mr. Abrams also located tens of millions of dollars hidden in offshore tax havens; and sought discovery from foreign bank witnesses by filing legal proceedings in Zurich, Geneva, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Abrams currently practices in the asset recovery areas of financial intelligence, financial fraud investigations and forced collection proceedings. He has been cited by Reuters, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, MoneyLaundering.com and appeared on FoxBusiness News.
As a guest of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association, Mr. Abrams presented continuing legal education programs regarding the recovery of assets during matrimonial; and/or bankruptcy; and/or other legal cases.
He similarly lectured about how assets may be concealed domestically and abroad. These lectures were presented at: the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; the Massachusetts’ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; the 8th Annual OffshoreAlert Financial Due Diligence Conference; the June 2014 Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference in London; and the 2018 Asset Recovery Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria by the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering In West Africa.
Mr. Abrams represents the victims of asset concealment schemes. He searches for assets which individuals and corporations may have hidden. He does this through court-ordered discovery or the pursuit of other legal remedies. Mr. Abrams provides legal advice about detecting and recovering assets in cases involving:
- divorcing spouses;
- debtors in bankruptcy;
- identity thieves;
- tax cheats;
- Ponzi schemers;
- post-judgment debtors;
- distributees under wills;
- trust beneficiaries;
- and other stakeholders.
Bar Memberships, Etc.
- J.D. Benjamin Cardozo School of Law-Yeshiva University; B.A. with Departmental Honors, Harpur College S.U.N.Y Binghamton.
- Bar Memberships: N.Y. Bar; Federal Bars: U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of N.Y., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First & Second Circuits.