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Abram V. Carls

Abram V. Carls

Position: Attorney
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4034 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax

Abram Carls works primarily within commercial litigation, banking litigation and bankruptcy practice areas. Mr. Carls routinely advises on tort claims, contract disputes, secured transactions, and collections matters, and counsels clients throughout various stages of the civil litigation process, both federal and state. His prior experience in agricultural and business debtor representation provides useful insight into agricultural restructurings and liquidations, and he provides guidance to creditors and banking institutions on their rights in bankruptcy proceedings and loan collection and foreclosure.

Mr. Carls graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law where he earned recognition for his multidisciplinary scholarship in innovation, business, and law, and Dean’s Awards for outstanding academic achievement. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in civil engineering and business management.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Carls clerked for the Honorable Thad J. Collins, Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. Mr. Carls is admitted to practice before the state courts of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota, federal district courts in Illinois and Iowa, and the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Recent articles:


  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Agriculture Law Section
    • Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section
    • Construction Law Section
  • Linn County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Trees Forever, Board of Directors


  • 2018
    • Tips From Chambers, September 28, 2018
    • Chapter 12 Update, June 19, 2018
  • 2017
    • Iowa Agriculture Mortgage Foreclosure and Related Issues, August 10, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star list, 2018