Judge Cuts Graubard Fee, Orders Partners to Return Gifts

, New York Law Journal


Surrogate Nora S. Anderson rejected a bid by the estate of Alice Lawrence, the now-deceased widow of a real estate magnate, to recoup $18 million in fees already paid to Graubard Miller by Mrs. Lawrence. The surrogate separately ordered three Graubard partners—C. Daniel Chill, Steven Mallis and Elaine M. Reich—to return more than $5 million in gifts they received from Mrs. Lawrence.

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