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Fredric David Abramson

Business Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 36 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Fredric

Learn Fredric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Background in finance, economics, marketing, computers, retail sales, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, government contracts, biotechnology, franchising, and general business planning allows me to view business issues from a holistic, system perspective. This lowers risks and provides better outcome likelihoods when disputes arise.

    36 years, 50 cases

  2. Intellectual property
    Trademark and copyright, including litigation. Admitted to US Patent Bar.

    36 years, 20 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    I help clients negotiate contract terms and in drafting contracts. Contracts have to make sense, and be understandable to have them work best.

    36 years, 50 cases

  4. Franchising
    Took a national weight loss company from a multi-level marketing system to franchising. Helped the client build a 70 store nationwide network.

    26 years, 5 cases

I'm a business lawyer, with deep hands-on work in business and technology. I've managed two departments in a department store, served as chief financial officer for a fast food franchise in Maryland, and was general counsel and chief scientist for a weight loss company. I've been a computer programmer and software designer. I teach business courses part time to biotechnology master's students at Johns Hopkins. My legal work includes contracts and employment agreements, helping businesses form and get started, going to court when disputes arise, and protecting a company's assets with copyright and trademark. I help clients in their negotiations. My work includes international business and franchising. 


Fredric David Abramson
21155 Woodfield Rd
Gaithersburg, MD, 20882-4847

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Posted by Lanai | June 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
From start to finish I have been completely satisfied with Fredric’s work. He delivered an effective solution solving my issue regarding my Trademark Application. That’s not even what the rating is for. It’s HOW he delivered it. He asked probing questions to make certain the initial contract was suitable for us both. The expectations were pretty clear and there are is no fine print with him. He remained communicative, polite, fair, understanding, and it was never a moment I felt he didn’t have control over the situation. His thoroughness provided a peace of mind for something that was impossible for me to do on my own. Law isn’t necessarily my language and he made note of that by providing detailed information to me in innovative ways that I personally would understand. He even made beneficial suggestions to concerns outside of my initial request regarding my Trademark. He simply went above and beyond and honestly I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. He’s definitely hired for any other legal matter that I or my family may have!
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Posted by Bernie | April 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer Focused on Your Success
I strongly recommend Fredric Abramson as an attorney who takes the time to understand you, your requirements and offers advice and/or takes appropriate action to achieve success for you! At our initial consultation, Fredric took the time to get to know us and fully understand our legal requirements starting a new business. Fredric then put us at ease sharing how his experience as a business owner himself and legal expertise would assist us through the process. Fredric's varied experience has been extremely helpful as he has demonstrated a comprehensive approach ensuring that we acquired and protected trademarks, name assignments along with the incorporation process. His rates are reasonable and he has been very accommodating with his billing. We have retained Fedric as our business attorney and have nothing but accolades for his performance. He is readily available and works around our schedule which is uncommon in the legal profession. His diverse experience adds to his legal acumen as his perspective as a business owner increase his credibility and sage advice. We are very pleased with Fredric and value his interest in us and our success. Great job by a gifted attorney and we are pleased to have him on our Team!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chairman
  • Fresh Start Science
  • 2012 - Present
  • CEO
  • AlphaGenics
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • 1996 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Fredric D. Abramson
  • 1988 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Fit America
  • 1993 - 2000
  • CEO
  • Health Management Systems
  • 1980 - 1999
  • Technical Specialist
  • General Electric Company
  • 1978 - 1980
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  • American University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sloan Fellow - Sloan School of Management MS - Master of Science
  • 1977
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1971
  • University of Rochester
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1965
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1963
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chesapeake Bank of Virginia v. Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
  • Settled


  • Fresh Start Science
  • Chairman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Gaithersburg
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Damascus Performing Arts Center
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Software Publishers Association
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1996
  • American Bar Association
  • Membership Chairman
  • 1987 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Faculty of Year - Biotechnology
  • Johns Hopkins
  • 2005

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Gaithersburg Business Lawyer Fredric David Abramson
Fredric David Abramson
Business Attorney
Gaithersburg, MD
Licensed for 36 years