Ronald D. Abramson focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, real estate finance, real estate lending, tax planning, business and succession planning, as well as estate planning. Ronald serves on Buchanan's Board of Directors.
Ronald has more than 35 years of experience in working with national and local companies in developing and executing their strategic expansion and exit strategies, structuring their real estate prospects and executing their corporate governance and tax management plans. He also works with prominent clients in developing their estate and succession planning, with a special emphasis on charitable components.
In a recent set of key transactions, Ronald and Buchanan’s Brian S. Novosel represented Cassidy Turley, a national commercial real estate services company in five acquisitions over a 12 month period, including acquisitions in Northern California, Southern California, Tampa, Denver and Phoenix; and in its sale to a consortium of private equity firms led by TPG Capital which created a global top-three commercial real estate services company that now operates under the DTZ brand.
Ronald was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2018, 2019 and 2020 editions) in Real Estate Law. He was also named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list in 2020.
In addition to his law practice, Ronald is prominent in the community. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Symphony Orchestra and a member of the New York University Board of Trustees, where he spearheaded the establishment of the NYU-in-DC campus. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art. He also serves on the Boards of the Washington Airports Task Force, Spoleto Festival USA, where he serves as the Treasurer, the Historic Sixth & I Synagogue and the D.C. Jazz Festival. Ronald was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center for several years.
While in law school, he served on the staff of Law and Policy in International Business, and co-wrote "The Legal Response to the Illicit Movement of Cultural Property," which appeared in the publication.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1974
New York University, B.A., 1971
- District of Columbia
New York University, Board of Trustees
Spoleto Arts Festival USA, Treasurer
National Symphony Orchestra, Chairman, Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustee, Honorary Degree
Washington Airports Task Force, Board Member
D.C. College Access Program, Board Member
D.C. Jazz Festival, Board Member
Georgetown University Law Center, former adjunct professor