Clients

NOTABLE CLIENTS AND CASES

The following are a partial list of clients limited because of requirements for confidentiality.  Some individuals on the following cases are labeled “anonymous” for obvious reasons but are of public interest.  However, those set forth below have already been previously mentioned in the media.  But, besides this, of course, there are many more cases of importance.

DIVORCE AND RELATED CASES (Partial)

Rudolph Giuliani - when he was mayor and subsequent to 911 when his case continued.  He was voted TIME Magazine Man of the Year (cover).

Her Highness The Begum Aga Khan - wife of The Aga Khan.

David Merrick - biggest producer in the history of Broadway, on cover of TIME Magazine.

Represented him in two different cases, one when he was a defendant in a divorce and one with a subsequent wife when he was plaintiff.

Riddick Bowe - Former world heavyweight boxing champion.

Broadway actress Carol Channing.

Elizabeth Taylor Divorce case represented husband.

Wife of Anthony Quinn, Movie & Stage Actor.

Mrs. Joseph Heller, Husband - Author “Catch 22”

Mrs. Tom Clancy, Husband world famous and best-selling Author “Hunt for Red October,” etc.

Claude Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s son - Divorce case and also civil jury trial, separate cases.

Protestant Bishop – Anonymous.

Well-known Rabbis – Anonymous.

Peter Max, Artist.

Richard Harris – Movie Actor.

Mrs. Alan Jay Lerner – Husband, Composer My Fair Lady, etc.

David Guest - Husband of Lisa Minnelli.

Wife of Johnnie Cochran, Lawyer for O.J. Simpson in his murder case.

Stephanie Seymour – Supermodel.

Alex Wildenstein, Art Dealer.  Noted by New York Post in a news story about Bill Gates as the Wildenstein case being “one of the six most expensive divorces ever.”

While still a Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World Mike Tyson divorce, Givens v. Tyson - represented wife Robin Givens.

Successfully representing in court - Ethel Scull the “Mom” of Pop art resulting in success and the largest auction ever of Pop art at Sotheby’s.

Brian DePalma, Movie Director.

Mrs. Martin Scorcese, Husband is the Movie Director.

Evening Talk Show Host Johnny Carson’s former wife.

Wife of “Crazy Eddie”. Antar

American Ambassadors.

James Gandolfini, Actor.

Hon. Daphne Guinness [English]

Peter Beard and Cheryl Tiegs, Supermodel, represented Peter Beard.

Sol Goldman, largest individual real estate owner in NYC: Chrysler Building; Plaza Hotel, etc.

Wife of World-famous Astronomer and space scientist Carl Sagan

TV Anchor persons and their Spouses

Mrs. Patrick Ewing (wife of Basketball Star)

Consulted as an expert by the United States Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Justice [Witness Protection Program].

Two American Ambassadors – anonymous

Russian Oligarch.

Wives of Saul Steinberg – Billionaire “Corporate Raider”.

Wife of National Baseball Commissioner (Anonymous).

Various members of Royalty.

Co-counseled with and consulted with or against some of the best-known lawyers in America: Johnnie Cochran (O.J. Simpson’s case), Alan Dershowitz, Marvin Michelson, Anthony Julius, (Principal attorney for Princess Diana in her divorce) The Baroness Fiona Shacketon (Prince Charles’ lawyer) Roy Cohn, Harry Lipsig (legendary tort lawyer), etc.

Paternity Cases (Partial List) involving

Mike Tyson.

Tom Jones.

Frank Sinatra, Jr. (Frank Sinatra’s son)

Desi Arnaz, Jr. (Lucille Ball’s son).

Liam Gallagher - Lead singer of group, Oasis.

Peter O’Toole (Laurence of Arabia).

Mick Jagger – entertainer.

Anonymous Entertainers, famous athletes, royalty, musicians and very famous Rapp Artists.

Mother of Basketball Player Paul George’s child.

Other representations (Partial List) of Non-Matrimonial nature

Duke Ellington, American Composer, Musician, Performer, Orchestra Leader - world famous

Represented NYPD Police Commissioner – Anonymous – Defamation case.

and represented other members of a Mayor’s Administration - Anonymous.

Mary-Lou Williams – famous female jazz pianist – (Defamation Case).

Bobby Short.  Represented for forty years, International Entertainer.

Claude Picasso, Son of Pablo Picasso, Civil Action (Jury trial).  Non Matrimonial (won case).

Bernard Cantor, [Cantor Fitzgerald, Global Financial firm], Philanthropist, owner of largest collection of Rodin’s Works in the World, owned private Museum of Rodin’s works that were located in the World Trade Center.

Iris Vanderbilt, descendant of Commodore Vanderbilt, also executor of her Estate.

Wife of J.P. Morgan Jr.

David Merrick Guardianship – represented David Merrick Broadway’s Largest Producer (on cover of TIME Magazine) and Estate of Damon Runyon “Guys and Dolls” – and Damon Runyon Jr.

Attorney for Petitioner, in the Dreyfus (“Lion of Wall Street) Guardianship Proceeding, New York Post referred to it as “…a sensational court fight”.

Former Mrs. Norman Mailer [The Author].

Attorney for Detective Endowment Assoc., [NYPD Detective’s Union].

Attorney for National Arts Club (Real Estate and Ownership Rights).

Alex Wildenstein (World famous art galleries) aside from his divorce case – in separate representation.

Robert Atkins MD., Author of #1 Best Selling book in America, “Doctor Atkin’s Diet Revolution”.

Sharon Bush – only American to be daughter-in-law of one president and sister-in-law of another president.

Interesting Representation:

Trial in custody cases representing surviving families of two murdered wives.

Diane Pikul - Husband, Joseph Pikul convicted of 1st degree murder.  Another case referred to as “The Chloroform Murder case”.  Both cases tried with successful conclusion.

Sol Goldman – largest individual Real Estate owner in New York – not a divorce case.

Various Federal Criminal cases as Federal prosecutor opposing noted criminal lawyers.

First “Palimony” style trial in Federal Court.  Resulting trial ended successfully.

Consulted in hostage cases: South American Diplomat – dealt with family and UN Delegate.  And also, by a son of a major American family who had been a hostage, as well as the former wife of a Dictator and employed by another Dictator for representation of family member.

Austin Young: civil case of pilot while being imprisoned on the Isle of PINES by Fidel Castro

Consulted or represented various members of Royalty.

Consulted in labor, business and political disputes and/or problems.

Represented many of major newspapers writers, columnists, television personalities, anchor people.