Criminal Law

At Abrams Fensterman, we zealously advocate for each of our clients in the pursuit of optimum results that are completely satisfactory to our client’s needs. Our attorneys have a vast array of experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies, and as former prosecutors in state and federal offices, our attorneys have intimate knowledge of procedure and process of our adversaries.

Providing personalized, individual attention to each of our clients is paramount and we will fight for you through the entire process. Often times we represent clients who are being investigated by law enforcement and quite often, we can provide assistance in the prevention of arrest and prosecution, avoiding potentially damaging media attention.

Abrams Fensterman’s Criminal Defense Law attorneys offer unique prosecutorial experience having served as:

  • Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Special Prosecutor in Westchester County
  • Assistant District Attorney in New York County

We represent many clients associated with prevention of criminal liability in the area of compliance and our criminal defense attorneys advise clients on developing and implementing internal compliance programs designed to avoid problems before they result in formal law enforcement investigations.

Criminal Defense Law Services


White Collar Criminal Defense:


Anti-Kickback Allegations

Antitrust Violations

Bank Fraud


Computer and Intellectual Property Crime

Consumer Fraud


Environmental Crimes


Financial Crimes

Forfeiture (civil and criminal)


Government Procurement Fraud & False Claims

Grand Jury Investigations

Health Care Fraud & Abuse

Hedge Fund Fraud

Insider Trading

Insurance Fraud, including No-Fault and Workers Compensation Fraud

Internal Audits/Investigations

Internal Compliance Programs

Mail & Wire Fraud

Medicare & Medicaid Fraud

Money Laundering


Mortgage Broker & Banking Fraud

Obstruction of Justice

Professional Misconduct (licensing hearings)

Public Corruption

Regulatory or Administrative Enforcement Investigations


Sales Practice Abuse

Securities and Investment Fraud

Stock Fraud/Churning/Front Running/Market Manipulation/U-5 Expungement

Tax Offenses

Trade & Customs Violations

Assault (aggravated assault and battery, vehicular assault)


Disorderly conduct

Drug crimes (criminal possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, drug distribution, drug manufacturing)



Harassment (aggravated harassment)


Public lewdness


Sex crimes (rape, date rape, sexual assault)

Sexual Misconduct


Theft (petit larceny, theft of services, grand larceny)


Violent crimes and homicide (murder, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter)

Weapons charges

Alfredo F. Mendez Elizabeth S. Kase - Chair Frank V. Carone

Rachel Demarest Gold

Brian T. McCarthy Mark L. Furman

Douglas K. Stern Amy B. Marion