Thomas L. Abrams in the News

Abrams Obtains Order in Scott Rothstein Ponzi Scheme Case Directing Return of Funds to Clients
Fort Lauderdale United States District Court—August 25th, 2010 Abrams filed a successful Petition on behalf of his clients claiming ownership of property seized by the United States in the Rothstein Ponzi Scheme case. U.S. District Court James I. Cohn held in favor of Abrams’ clients finding that they had a superior interest in the funds in the Rothstein law firm’s bank account at the time of the commission of the crimes by Rothstein.

Appeals are rarely successful in arbitration cases, so it is crucial that the arbitrators selected have the background necessary to understand and reach a fair ruling on your case.

Tom Abrams Lectures on Bankruptcy Issues
State of Florida, 2010 Tom Abrams lectured throughout the state of Florida in 2010 at five Florida Bar approved continuing legal education seminars on bankruptcy related matters. The topics included mortgage foreclosure issues in the bankruptcy context, bankruptcy trials and trial strategy, including adversary proceedings and contested matters, family law issues in bankruptcy, general bankruptcy law and the impact of the 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code.

Representing Individual and Corporate Debtors in all Aspects of Bankruptcy during Times of Extreme Hardship
South Florida- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 The deep recession this country has experienced hit deep and hard in South Florida. This recession was unique and substantially more difficult to middle and upper middle class Floridians than any time in recent history. Many of our friends, family members and acquaintances lost their jobs, businesses, homes, investment properties and depleted some or all of their assets including retirement funds, life savings and home equity lines. Thomas L. Abrams has a real understanding of what his clients have experienced and has utilized his knowledge, energy and compassion to guide his clients through these difficult times. The challenges of this severe economic downturn continue and Tom Abrams is likewise continuing his efforts to help his individual and corporate clients find the best and most cost efficient path to economic stability and ultimate recovery.

Abrams Successfully Confirmed Three Chapter 11 Cases In 2006
2006 Abrams was successful in confirming three Chapter 11 cases in 2006; a small business case, Quality Eldercare of Florida LLC, a condominium association, Bayshore Yacht and Tennis Club Condominium Association, and an individual chapter 11. Each case required prudent decision making, perseverance and efficiency in order to successfully navigate through the minefield of Chapter 11.

Abrams Obtains Jury Verdict for Stephen Fish for Breach of Contract
West Palm Beach, September, 2003 Abrams was successful in obtaining a jury verdict for $548,016.93 on behalf of the plaintiff, Stephen Fish, in a breach of contract case. The case involved a deposit of a boat which was not returned to Mr. Fish when the boat sale was terminated. Several affirmative defenses raised by the Defendant, including fraudulent misrepresentation, were vigorously tried and rejected by the jury.

Abrams Obtains Defense Jury Verdict for Auto Parts Company in Product Liability Case
Fort Lauderdale, June, 2001 Tom Abrams successfully defended a seller of auto parts in a product liability case wherein the plaintiff was seeking significant damages due to injuries caused by an allegedly defective product sold by the company. Plaintiff was represented by the renowned Searcy, Denney & Scarola law firm out of West Palm Beach.

Creditors Committee Service
January, 2001 As counsel for a major banking institution in France, Thomas L. Abrams P.A has served on the Trade Creditors Committee in the CHS Electronics bankruptcy case currently pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Abrams Collects $2,600,000 Judgment
Ft. Lauderdale, June, 1996 In an action litigated before a panel of the American Arbitration Association, Thomas L. Abrams obtained a judgment for a corporate client in excess of $2,600,000, and successfully effectuated the collection of the judgment in full, including recovery of his clients attorney’s fees and costs.

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