Kevin G. Abrams

Direct Contact Information:
Phone: 302-778-1002
Fax: 302-261-0295
Cell: 302-547-8000


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1978

Professional Honors, Associations and Memberships:

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Publications, Speeches and Seminars:

  • Frequent contributor and speaker at numerous law firm meetings, seminars and continuing legal education programs on various issues relating to Delaware corporate law and associated litigation, opinion and advisory issues.


  • Massey Energy (multi-forum class and derivative litigations)
  • Goldman Sachs (multiple litigation engagements)
  • Blackstone Group (acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and related litigations)
  • Hank Greenberg (complex offensive and defensive litigation involving AIG)
  • General Electric (multiple litigation engagements)
  • infoGROUP (defending CEO against SEC, SLC, class and derivative claims)
  • Digex; WebMD (merger negotiations and litigation)
  • Caremark Corp. (regulatory and litigation responses to a federal investigation)
  • Bain Capital; Welsh Carson; Thomas H. Lee (private equity transactions and related litigation)
  • CBOT (special committee’s corporate/litigation responses to competing bids)
  • Exelon (hostile takeover bid and related litigation)
  • Crompton Corporation (civil, criminal and internal investigations)
  • Highland Capital (offensive proxy contest; restructuring litigations)

Contributing Author, The Delaware Law of Corporations and Business Organizations (3d ed. 1998)

Relevant Chapters:
“Directors and Officers”
“Transfers of Securities and Tender Offers”
“Sale of Assets, Dissolution & Winding Up”
“Suits Against Corporations, Directors, Officers or Stockholders”


  • “New Rules For Going-Private Transactions In Delaware,” Insights (Aug. 2005)
  • “Sale of a Public Company by a Controlling Stockholder,” Insights (Jan. 2001)
  • “The Attorney-Client Privilege in a Corporate Control Dispute,” Insights (Mar. 1999)
  • “Implications of the Delaware Dead Hand Decisions,” M & A Lawyer (Feb. 1999)
  • “The Death of the Dead-Hand Pill in Delaware,” Insights (Feb. 1999)
  • “An Updated View of the Directors’ Fiduciary Duty of Oversight,” Insights (De. 1996)
  • “Recent Developments in the Corporate Opportunity Doctrine in Delaware,” Insights (June 1996)
  • “Procedural Defenses in Proxy Contests,” The Business Lawyer (Feb. 1992)
  • “Lock-Ups in Contested Takeovers,” The Review of Securities Regulation (May 1986)

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Before Abrams & Bayliss:

  • Director, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., 1991-2005
  • Associate, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., 1984-1991
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