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Daniel L. Abrams

Business Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Daniel L. Abrams’ practice focuses on legal malpractice, and business litigation. Mr. Abrams has helped many corporations and individuals complaining of inadequate legal services or overbilling obtain judgments and settlements from their former attorneys. He represents mostly plaintiffs but occasionally defendants in legal malpractice cases and other disputes related to legal ethics, including legal fee disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, cases alleging conflicts of interest, and other professional responsibility issues. Lawyers and law firms frequently hire Mr. Abrams to serve as lawyer, expert or consultant on issues related to legal ethics or the law governing lawyers. He has taught legal ethics to other lawyers for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar, the Nassau County Bar, and Access MCLE. He has also appeared as a guest lecturer at Suffolk Law School.

In addition to his legal malpractice and ethics practice, Mr. Abrams has an active business litigation practice. Mr. Abrams’ clients include business owners, general counsel, and individuals in a full range of business litigation and arbitration matters. His cases have included business dealings arising out of oil & gas contracts, licensing agreements, business mergers, employment agreements, financing arrangements, business fraud, trade secrets, and corporate whistleblower allegations. His litigation cases include a successful multi-million dollar reversal of an arbitration award, a defense victory after a bench trial in a breach of contract case, and many favorable settlements of commercial disputes and legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Abrams received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995 where he was an Olin Fellow of Law and Economics. He is a member of The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on the Ethics Committee from 2014 to 2017, and he served on the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Subcommittee on Lawyer Promotion and Advertising from 2004-2007. He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and Tenth Circuit United States Court of Appeals.

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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and professional
Knowledgeable and professional I filed an inquiry on avvo, and received the attorney’s response within an hour. Mr. Abrams is very knowledgably and professional. All of his answers are right to the point. Really appreciate you, Mr. Abrams.
Posted by Josh | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical! Knowledgeable! savior!
Dan was introduced by my attorney in CA, to handle a lawsuit in NYC. I couldn’t be happier with him, as a lawyer and a person! Of course he won the case, but most of all he was extremely knowledgeable in ever area with my case, and won every motion on my behalf. He was also very reasonablly priced and I didn’t feel he ever took advantage. I would recommend him in NYC over ever other attorney I worked with over the years. Although I hope to have no further disputes if I ever have another issue he will be my first call. Thank you very much!
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Posted by sean sullivan | December 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
straight up honest
hard to find someone efficient, to the point with integrity in the legal community..Dan is all that.
Posted by Frank | June 17, 2015
Quintessential Legal Representation
I am fortunate to have met Dan Abrams to represent me in several difficult legal situations. Litigation is never fun. Dan's professionalism, sound advice, truthfulness, as well as his exceptional ethics put my concerns at ease. There are many attorneys to choose from but not many that can compete with Dan's outstanding attorney skills and utmost professionalism. Dan truly defines what an attorney should aspire to be. I highly recommend Dan without any reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Did A Great Job
Dan did a wonderful job for me in a very difficult and complex situation, and kept costs to a minimum. Dealing with pathological people is never easy, but Dan kept his cool, and negotiated the best deal possible. He was communicative, cooperative, worked well with other lawyers, and got things done. In hindsight, maybe there were one or two things I would have done differently, but that's based on things Dan had no way of knowing at the time. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Steve | March 24, 2011
Fantastic lawyer
Daniel Abrams is a terrific lawyer! Mr Abrams represented me in a civil lawsuit and did a fantstic job he is not only a very knowledgable but is very conscientious as well.Mr.Abrams was always available to talk or listen and his sympathetic ear was always a great relief to me. I highly recommend Daniel Abrams
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  • Hourly Rates $ 550-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • 1995 - 1997


  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Brown Media Corp. v. K&L Gates
  • Win On Appeal With Remand To DIstrict Court
  • Grynberg v. BPX
  • Zaharatos v. Coscia
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  • New York City Bar Association Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics and the "Reasonable" Legal Fee
  • Ethics and the "Reasonable" Legal Fee
  • 2019
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Who's In Charge? Ethics of Listening, And Not Listening, To Clients
  • 2015
  • Mental Health Lawyers Annual Conference
  • Ethics Of Listening, And Not Listening, To Clients
  • 2015
  • PLI Staying Out of Trouble 2005
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. Dan gives you the brains, work ethic and experience of a big-firm lawyer in a small-firm setting. Dan worked with some of the best litigators in New York. Anyone who has commercial litigation or a potential malpractice claim should contact him."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abrams is ethical, responsible, and sharp. Take his advice seriously."
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New York Business Lawyer Daniel L. Abrams
Daniel L. Abrams
Business Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 27 years