Michael S. Abrams

Practice Areas

Real Estate, Corporate, Bankruptcy, and Litigation.


Mr. Abrams' main focus is on real estate and corporate transactions, bankruptcy and complex business litigation.  With years of experience, he applies sophisticated resolution techniques diligently in order to help meet his client’s needs. Mr. Abrams is also the current updates editor for a leading Matthew Bender Practice Guide in California law, published on Lexis Nexis.


Mr. Abrams focuses on the following real estate and corporate practice areas:

  • Acquisition and dispositions of real estate and corporate assets

  • Tenant in common transactions

  • Financing transactions

  • Private equity structures and transactions

  • Joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships

  • Section 1031 exchanges

  • Private placements of securities

  • His focus in bankruptcy and litigation includes:

  • Bankruptcy strategic planning

  • Fraudulent transfer and preference litigation

  • Partnership disputes

  • Contract and lease Disputes


Admitted To Practice

California, 1981,  U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Member, Real Estate, Business & Corporations, and Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Sections



  • J.D., Northwestern University Law School, magna cum laude, 1981

  • Order of the Coif

  • Editorial Board, Law Review

  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1977

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, 1975


Published Work

  • “Financing Tenancies in Common” (2005, Los Angeles County Bar Association)

  • “Letters of Credit in Lease Transactions: Drafting Tips” (2004, Institute of International banking Law and Practice)

  • “Letters of Credit in Lease Transactions: Advantages and Drafting Tips, Part II-Drafting Tips” (2002, Probate and Property)

  • “Letters of Credit in Lease Transactions, Part 1: Advantages to Landlord and Landlord’s Lenders” (2002, Probate and Property)