Clement O. Abrams

Member, Transaction Practice Group Chair

Clem is a seasoned business lawyer with extensive experience advising clients in the area of commercial transactions, including, mergers and acquisitions, franchise transactions, corporate governance, company formations, equity transactions, and business succession plans. Clem has negotiated numerous transactions spanning from multimillion-dollar bank deals, partnering in the management of a billion-dollar bank facility for a Fortune 50 company, heading a team responsible for negotiating over $30 billion in creditor claims in one of the nation’s largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies; and negotiating numerous equity and asset purchases represented by various industries. Clem has served in senior attorney capacities, positively impacting corporate efficiency for Fortune 100 companies and now regularly provides counsel to both mid-sized and closely held companies. In addition, he regularly provides counsel on general corporate and compliance matters and corporate governance matters as outsourced general counsel. Clem understands the needs of the business owner. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in the commercial banking division of a mid-sized bank assisting business owners with financial needs ranging from working capital to business expansion loans.

Contributing to the strength of the community is one of Clem’s joys. He has the privilege of serving as a board member and tutor for the Life Enrichment Center of Norfolk which focuses on improving the literacy rates of underprivileged elementary students. He also serves as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Chesapeake working to support the establishment of opportunities for youth in the City of Chesapeake.

Clem enjoys time with his wife traveling to unique places around the world, he is a trained pianist, enjoys martial arts, chess, and spending time outdoors sprucing up the garden.

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • University of Detroit, Juris Doctor in Law
  • University of Detroit, Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Wayne State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Spinoffs and Divestitures
  • Consolidations
  • Government Contracting
  • Banking and Project Financing
  • Private Placements
  • Regent University, Adjunct Professor Business Associations and Business Law
  • Los Angeles Pacific University A division of Azusa Pacific University Business Law & Ethics
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Life Enrichment Center of Norfolk
  • Kiwanis International Member