Abdul has more than 10 years of experience advising financial institutions and fintechs on capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, bank-fintech partnerships, and corporate governance matters. Abdul is conscientious, amiable, detail-oriented, and laser-focused on his clients’ needs.

Abdul frequently advises private and publicly-traded companies on all facets of the M&A process, from crafting letters of intent and managing due diligence investigations, through the negotiation of definitive merger agreements and the regulatory approval process.

Abdul is also an experienced securities attorney, having worked as the lead SEC counsel for many of BFKN’s public company clients, including their public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, exchange offerings, and IPOs. He has also been one of the lead partners on the firm’s de-SPAC transactions.

Additionally, Abdul regularly advises companies involved in Blockchain technology, digital assets, non-fungible tokens (NFT), and cryptocurrency on corporate formation matters, strategic planning, licensing, and bank partnerships. He is the chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and a member of the Business Development and DEI Committees.

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Abdul is a frequent writer and speaker on banking and securities law topics, including capital planning and growth strategies, the M&A environment, and digital partnerships. Abdul has built long-standing relationships with clients, investment bankers, and members of the financial industry across the country.

Before joining BFKN, Abdul was an associate in the corporate group at a large national law firm in New York. He has project experience with Islamic finance and is fluent in Urdu.



  • State of Illinois
  • State of New York
  • State of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2009
  • University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., 2004







  • Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2019-2022)
  • Senior Note & Comment Editor, Wisconsin International Law Journal
  • Wisconsin Moot Court Board
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