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Edward C. Abramson concentrates his practice in the areas of labor & employment, trusts & estates, and litigation. He counsels businesses concerning statutory and regulatory compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other federal, state and local laws governing employment and personnel decisions. Edward also provide clients with general business guidance, contract drafting and review, and formulation of new or updated company policies, procedures, and employee handbooks. In addition, he provide hands-on guidance and training to his employer clients as they roll-out new policies in the workplace.
Edward grew up in the transportation industry. His lifelong involvement in the industry helps him understand his clients’ issues and provide effective representation. Through in-depth exposure to all aspects of the transportation industry, Edward is able to fully comprehend and effectively navigate complex cargo loss and damage claims, breach of contract disputes, collections, and third party workers compensation lien subrogation claims, among other industry issues.
Edward defends clients against employment claims before administrative agencies and in civil court proceedings, as well as in all manner of civil commercial litigation. He works diligently to resolve each claim and suit to the satisfaction of his clients. Edward’s practice includes litigating partnership disputes, breach of contract, and restrictive covenant enforcement including prosecution and defense of TRO preliminary and permanent injunction proceedings. He also represents individuals and entities in trusts and estates matters.
Edward also assists low income and undocumented residents of Cook County through volunteer work as an Associate Board member at the Old Irving Park Community Clinic, a free health clinic which provides general and specialized medical and behavior health care exclusively to uninsured patients. He also serves as a volunteer Associate board member with CARPLS (Coordinated Advice and Referrals for Legal Services), an organization operating a legal aid hotline and Cook County court help desks.