Abdoul Rahim AbdoulKarim

Counselor at Law

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Attorney at Law since 1974; Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Boards of Directors
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (predecessor, Ohio Edison Company), electric utility holding company, Akron, Ohio; Director, 1994 to 1998    
  • FirstMerit Corporation (predecessor, First Bancorporation), bank holding company, Akron, Ohio; Director, 1990 to 1997
  • First National Bank of Ohio, Akron, Ohio; Director, 1990 to 1995
  • Shore Bank, Cleveland, Ohio; Director, 1995 to 1997
Corporate and Municipal Finance (including, investment securities offerings of various types and securities regulation); Banking (including transactions and regulation); General Business (including, formations, governance, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions); Board Director (for publicly traded and privately held companies and service on various committees including, finance, audit and regulatory); Islamic Finance and investment (including, Sharia compliant transactions and instruments).
Diplomatic and Other Appointments
  • Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guinea, 1996 to 2011
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; Trustee, 1987 to 1997

Education and Honors

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; J.D., 1974
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; A.B., 1971  
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, Doctor of Laws, 1991

Areas of Practice


General Business

  • Representation of individuals, public and private corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
  • Counseling clients in matters involving the formation and capitalization of start-up companies, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and recapitalizations, and dispositions.
  • Legal advice to clients in all aspects of their day-to-day business operations and other business related matters.
  • Commercial and Corpoate Finance: Representation of financial institutions as well as borrowers, lessees, and other capital users in senior and subordinated debt, asset-based and mezzanine financings and in private and public equity and debt placements.
  • Municipal Finance: Bond counsel, disclosure counsel and counsel to underwriters, issuers, purchasers, credit enhancement providers, trustees and obligors in tax-exempt and taxable financings; development, negotiation and financing of major public and private partnerships; legal counsel in connection with the privatization of municipal assets.

Sharia Law

Our Commitment

Our strength is in our commitment to applying our experience and expertise to developing a unique strategy or solution for your particular objective or challenge.  
Abdoul Rahim AbdoulKarim, Counselor at Law 
3867 West Market Street, Suite 178
Akron, Ohio  44333 U.S.A
Telephone: (330) 808-0615
Email Address: [email protected]
  • Sharia Compliant Special Purpose Trust Transactions
  • Sharia Compliant Wills and Trusts
  • Sharia Compliance Reviews and Expertising of Transaction Structures