About Us – Abraham Law Firm, LLC
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PROFESSIONAL

Markis M. Abraham is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey and admitted to practice before the United States District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Abraham is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Abraham focuses his practice primarily on Real Estate Law, specializing in real estate transactions, as well as Land Use and Zoning.

In 2009, after spending one year at the law firm formerly known as Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C., in West Orange, New Jersey, Mr. Abraham opened his own law firm in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Abraham worked for some time as a sports agent, becoming a Certified Contract Advisor in both the NFL and NBA in 2009. He has advised individuals, business owners, investors, athletes, music artists and fashion designers on transactions, contracts, business formation, and intellectual property rights.

Mr. Abraham is a multi-faceted practitioner drawing from his experiences as a strategy consultant, Director of Finance and entrepreneur to provide meaningful advice and counsel to his clients in real estate law.

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Education

Rutgers University School of Law University of Pennsylvania
Newark The Wharton School
Juris Doctor B.S. Economics
• Newark, NJ 5/08 GPA:3.7 •Philadelphia, PA 5/2001
Honors:Rutgers Law Merit Scholarship. Hudson County Bar Association Scholarship Honors: Sol Feinstone Community Leadership Award (May 2000); Howard E Mitchell Scholarship (Feb. 1998); Strauss Academic Scholarship (Aug. 1998); Varsity Football Letterman (1999)

PERSONAL

Mr. Abraham was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Abraham attended St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for his undergraduate study, and Rutgers School of Law in Newark for law school. Mr. Abraham is a former All-County athlete in football and basketball and was a varsity letterman in football at the University of Pennsylvania, winning two Ivy League Football Championships.

CIVIC/COMMUNITY

Mr. Abraham is a past President of the Hudson County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Current Trustee of the Hudson County Bar Association, he is a Board Member for the Hudson County Boys and Girls Clubs, where he volunteered as director of their Speech and Debate Club and he is the Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City. He is also the founder of the Jersey City-based City Kids Elite Youth Basketball Program. Mr. Abraham is also Chief of Staff to the Honorable Freeholder Jeremiah Walker.

OTHER NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

City of Jersey City – Law Department Municipal Prosecutor • Jersey City, NJ • 8/2012 – 10/2015
Responsible for managing all pre-trial and trial proceedings, including, but not limited to prioritizing cases for disposition, preparation, and development of the discovery, preparation of trial witnesses, including managing victims and advocacy, therefore, and acting as liaison between public and Municipal Court, including making referrals for mental healthcare and other professional services.  Managed several specialized courts such as DUI matters, Housing and Property Maintenance, and the Court for Incarcerated Defendants.

 

Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera&Sodono, P.C.Associate • West Orange, NJ • 9/08 -10/09 Concentrated practice in bankruptcy and commercial and civil litigation. Retained one of the largest trans-oceanic shipping companies in the world to advise on bankruptcy matters and represent the company as a creditor in customers’ bankruptcy. Negotiated preference settlement in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy for 14% of preference claim amount in favor of the client. Managed several clients and associated litigation. Organized and managed on-going community service effort with St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen in Newark, NJ.

 

WomenRising, Inc.Director of Finance • Jersey City, NJ • 6/02 -7/05
Planned and managed a $4 million operating budget and $3 million investment portfolio. Ensured compliance with public and private funding sources, including preparing periodic reporting and implementing financial controls.  Enhanced financial resources by developing new funding sources. Created and implemented a strategic financial plan with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees. Managed accounting staff including a controller, two bookkeepers, and administrative support.

 

Monitor Group, Co.Strategy Consultant • New York, NY • 9/01 -6/02
Identified profitability drivers and developed revenue models to increase the market value of an actuarial consulting firm. Reviewed, analyzed and restructured the sales force of a major pharmaceutical company. Refocused the customer marketing strategy of an integration software company.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

 

  • New Jersey Bar (2008)
  • New York Bar (2010)
  • United States District Court for District of New Jersey (2008)
  • Supreme Court of the United States (2017)
  • New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson (2018)

 

VOLUNTEER AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County
    • Active Board Member since 2001
    • Former Hudson County Youth of the Year (1997)
    • Participate yearly in selecting the Hudson County Youth of the Year and preparing our nominee to compete in the New Jersey State and National Youth of the Year competition.
    • Organized the Debate Club and Mock Trial Team, established by the Hudson County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, and staffed by volunteer attorneys (2013, 2014)

 

  • Hudson County Bar Association
    • Trustee (January 2015 – Present)
    • Young Lawyers Division President (2014) and Vice President (2013)
    • Participated in 2014 Polar Plunge at Seaside Heights, New Jersey benefitting the Special Olympics of New Jersey for which our Young Lawyers Team raised the most money in Hudson County Bar history
    • Negotiated several corporate sponsors to support Hudson County Bar Associations events

 

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

 

  • Hudson County Youth Services Commission, Member

 

  • Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Chief of Staff to Hon. Jerry Walker, Freeholder

 

  • New Jersey SuperLawyersRising Star 2014 through 2019