Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stuart Abrams Death

I have received word that Stuart Abrams, former AUSA in SDNY, who worked on tax cases both with as an AUSA and private practitioner died on 10/12/11.  I will post more information here as I receive it.

Any reader who would like to share memories of Stu are welcome to do so in the comments.

The New York Times Obituary is here, but here is the text portion in full:

ABRAMS--Stuart Edward. Of New York City and Ancramdale, NY. Extraordinary spouse, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend, lawyer, historian, writer, pianist, cross-country skier, gardener, Red Sox fan. Born April 30, 1953 in Englewood, NJ, son of the late Dilys (Jones) and Selden Abrams, he died October 13, 2011 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. Stuart was loved and admired by his spouse of 31 years, Caroline J. Downey, his children Alexandra and Stephen Abrams-Downey, his sister Nancy Abrams Gaess, his siblings-in-law Peter, Jim, Sally, Bob, Nancy, Steve, KT, Paul, Hallie, Eleanor and Jay, his 19 nieces and nephews, his cousins and his many friends. A 1974 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia Law School, 1977, he had been a partner at Frankel & Abrams since 1994 and was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 1982-1989, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief Appellate Counsel and Chief of the Major Crimes Unit. He also served as an Associate Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra Matters from 1989-1990. Those wishing to honor Stuart's memory may consider donations to Obama for America 2012 and Partners in Health. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29, at 1:00pm at the Ethical Culture Society, 64th St and Central Park West.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect Stuart was liked by all who knew him. He will be remembered as a nice guy and a very fine attorney, whichever side he happened to be working at the time.


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