Visiting Professor of Law
- JD, 1980, Harvard University
- BA, 1976, University of California, Irvine
Areas of Expertise
Professor Abrams teaches and writes in the areas of partnerships, corporations, and tax law.
Abrams clerked for the Honorable Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court and practiced in Los Angeles with the firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He has taught law at Emory University since 1983, spent the 1999-2000 academic year with the national office of Deloitte Tax as the Director of Real Estate Tax Knowledge, and was of counsel to Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. from January 2003 through August 2004. Abrams has taught as a visiting professor at Cornell, Berkeley and Yale Law Schools.
Honors and Affiliations
Abrams graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, and cum laude from Harvard University. He teaches regularly at Leiden University in the Netherlands and is a member of the American Law Institute and the District of Columbia Bar.
Abrams' publications include Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships, 4th Ed. (with Doernberg and Leatherman) (Aspen Law & Business, 2009); Federal Corporate Taxation, 6th Ed. (with Witt and Zarlinga) (Foundation Press, 2008); Disregarded Entities (co-authored) (704-1 BNA Tax Management Portfolio Series, 2007); Essentials of United States Taxation (with Doernberg) (Kluwer Law International, 1999); Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships and Other Pass-Thru Entities (Anderson Press, 1993); "Partnership Book-Ups," in 127 Tax Notes 435 (2010); and "Partnership COD Income and Other Debt Issues" in 126 Tax Notes 845 (2010).