Sam Abrahams


Sam Abrahams has been a practising lawyer for over 40 years, offering legal and commercial advice to a wide range of business owners and individuals who continue to rely on him for his efficient and pragmatic approach to managing their transactions and solving their problems. 

Until 2014, Sam was the principal of Abrahams Meese.  He now works three days per week as a consultant, assisting the firm’s continued growth and providing the firm’s clients with his broad skill-set and vast experience.

Over the course of his career, Sam has been extensively involved in all aspects of litigation, managing proceedings across all Victorian and Federal courts.  He is particularly highly regarded for his ability to help clients obtain favourable negotiated settlements in commercial disputes, having been involved in countless mediations going back to the days when alternative dispute resolution was still in its infancy.

Sam has particular expertise in property law and commercial transactions, notably acting for clients in a range of commercial and property transactions, including mergers, and acquisitions of businesses by private equity firms and public companies.  Sam is also highly proficient in helping clients administer their personal affairs, including as regards complex issues of superannuation, trusts, wills and probate.

To complement his many years in legal practice, Sam has a long and broad experience in business.  He has been a director of clothing, home building and medical products companies, and more recently the chairman of the board of directors of a large commercial real estate agency.  Sam has also owned, and been the managing director of, a large, independent travel agency business.

Career highlights

  • Successful sale of a major business with wholesale and retail outlets in all Australian States and New Zealand
  • Successful prosecution of a case in the Federal Court against an ASX listed entity
  • Created standardised procedures and documents for a large financial institution
  • Acted for Australian artists including Hunters & Collectors and Joe Camilleri in relation to recording contracts