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The Rich Old Guy and The Horses

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Replacing Lab Rats with Lawyers

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When The Cat is Away, The Lawyers Will Play

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The Rich Old Guy and The Horses

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What parent cannot relate to a child’s desire to have a ‘horsey’? Even for myself, my grand kids too wanted a horse. And as a parent and grandfather, we do have horses on my ranch and I also feel strongly that all that goes with owning a horse is important to a child’s development.

Now lets move quickly to the world of the rich, not just rich, but mega rich. For the last several years, Lisa Bonder Kerkorian has asked for and received what could easily be considered a boat full of money from her former husband, Kirk Kerkorian, one very famous old rich guy. Michael Trope represents Ms. Kerkorian and has for a number of years. It was Michael Trope who got Ms. Kerkorian the largest child support order in the United States. Ms. Kerkorian sent her mouth piece back into court for more. This single act has brought Lisa Bonder Kerkorian back into the lime light of being the brunt of lots of jokes.

Lisa and Kirk Kerkorian

Lisa and Kirk Kerkorian

“Lisa and Kirk Kerkorian were married for a total of one month in 1999. She has admitted that Kerkorian is not Kira’s biological father”…….. “$2400 per month for equestrian activities and $1400 a month for French and ballet lessons. For that kind of money, they should be able to teach the horse to speak French”…….. “If she could ask for $11,000 a month for food for a four-year old, how much is she going to want once that kid becomes a teenager? Pizzas cost a lot more than cupcakes.”

I happen to know Ms. Kerkorian and I actually have always liked her, and the problem is that as outrageous as some of these numbers are, they are real. If Lisa was still married to the rich, almost dead old guy, this money would be spent and spent without a thought. Folks, the very rich are very different than the rest of us, that is a fact. I recall speaking to Ms. Kerkorian years ago as to the issue of how strange her financial needs would sound to a judge, a bailiff and most people sitting and listening. It does seem strange, but it is very very real and it is the way many wealthy people live. So give Ms. Kerkorian a break, if you don’t know the reality of the wealthy and how some live their lives, maybe you should just shut up!

Kerkorian's Minions

Kerkorian’s Minions

The biggest problem for Lisa’s lawyer, Michael Trope, was who was representing Mr. Kerkorian. None other than the firm of Hersh, Mannis and Bogen. Joe Mannis and Judy Bogen. Along with Mr. K’s incredible legal team, there were Mr. Kerkorian’s minions, always present ‘protecting their interest’, the happiness and satisfaction of their master. A couple of these Kerkorian ‘hanger-oners’ I recall from the days of the Pellicano trial…..sitting and listening they do and creep along in the shadow of their ‘master’. Reporting dutifully to their master not unlike ‘Charlee’, my security animal. Oh, they do their work and do it well. Frankly, they have a ‘creepy’ feel to their presence. Even when you are living the life with these wealthy moguls, however short or long it maybe, these paid stalkers watching and listening at all times and reporting. Putting up with that in itself could be worth millions to leave when the shit hits the fan…and it will!

Patty Glaser, the ‘Tyrant of Law’, was sitting and listening too. (I have spoken to Patty several times and have always found her beyond entertaining. It would not be fun to have her sitting in front of you and doing what she does and does well, being the queen of a ‘White Shoe’ practice.)

Joe Mannis and Judy Bogen looked more like trained chefs as they diced and shredded all of the testimony that Michael Trope and his client had put together in their attempt to get more millions for ‘horsemanship’, saddled and down the road. Yee Haw! Judge Gordon too was listening and had to be wondering as a career public servant these were some crazy numbers being tossed around.

A superior court judge barely makes $200,000 a year. Sure, they get great medical and the best part is the prestige, under paid beyond any sense of reason, but to be called ‘Your Honor’. (I have a theory on why some become a judge and that will be discussed later.)

Who let the horse's out?

Who let the horse’s out?

Well, by the time the wrecking crew from Hersh, Mannis and Bogen were through, as brilliantly presented as it was by Michael Trope, Mannis and Bogen had trampled all of it as if there had been a ‘stampede’ of wild horses. What you had were three incredible lawyers, possibly 3 of the best of the best in the United States, and in the end The Very Honorable Judge Scott Gordon hit the switch on the garbage disposal. After all, Mr. Trope delivered an incredible oration of why these insane figures made perfect sense and why the little girl needed all of this and frankly more. You would have had to been there to listen to the oration of ‘big money’ and how great it sounded. You too would have been nodding your head in agreement. Sure, give Lisa K more money she really did need it.

Joe Mannis did an equally incredible job of why all of this was outrageous and not called for. Millions for horses? After all, even a potential Olympic participant can go look else where for her money and not from her ‘rich old daddy, who BTW has so much money that his ‘minions’ will do all they can to stop a dime more going to his little girl…..Mannis and Bogen did an amazing job, all that dicing and chopping needed to be disposed of and with a smack of the BIG gavel Judge Gordon hit the nail on the head. The judge bought none of Lisa Bonder Kerkorian’s well presented needs of her daughter. “There is a difference between the ‘needs’ of a child and the ‘wants’ of a child.” And that is it for now.

No cookie for you!

No cookie for you!

Note: there was a dark joke in Hollywood that Bob Hope was technically dead for two years before someone decided to bury him. Just like the ‘lifestyle’, even death is often held at bay for years. These rich folks can have a hospital in their homes away from prying eyes and can be kept going as long as no one pulls the plug. Some are questioning if that may well be the case of Mr. Kerkorian. One thing I think we can all bet on is this. When the rich old guy decides to take his dirt nap or be stored in a nice cool marble crypt, his minions will be sure to give not a dime to Lisa Bonder Kerkorian. As for ‘their’ daughter? That is a bet I am not sure of………

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Replacing Lab Rats with Lawyers

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Replacing lab rats with lawyers

The National Institute of Health (NIH) announced last week that they were going to start using lawyers instead of rats in their experiments. Naturally, the American Bar Association was outraged and filed suit. Yet, the NIH presented some very good reasons for the switch.

1. The lab assistants were becoming very attached to their little rats. This emotional involvement was interfering with the research being conducted. No such attachment could form for a lawyer.

2. Lawyers breed faster and are in much greater supply.

3. Lawyers are much cheaper to care for and the humanitarian societies won’t jump all over you no matter what you’re studying.

4. There are some things even a rat won’t do.

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August 8, 2014
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When The Cat is Away, The Lawyers Will Play

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Well it has been a few weeks and we decided to take a little vacation from all things DIVORCE…….and the issues that have come to surface! One small Beverly Hills DIVORCE lawyer shoots a nuclear ‘shit storm’ at the founder of one of the more prestigious firms. Maybe ‘The Amazing’ one is giving the Kennel club a run at some point in her career? Giving advice to the wife of a ‘burger king’ on how to dump her lawyer!

Now keep in mind the lawyer giving the advice is repping a ‘Fat Cat’ in the burger world. The other lawyer is repping the soon to be ‘X’. ‘Reasonable Billing Inc’, for whatever reason decides to try and take a cheap shot at the side with no money? (big firm) And even was kind enough to put her thoughts into an email that we are trying to get a copy of to post for your viewing pleasure. One pirate bitching that the other has a bigger gun? Or one porn star saying…….never mind, you get it.

One very nasty tidbit was less friendly in terms on how to ‘make ‘her’ heel’, canine like. The lawyer in question I happen to know and unless it is a Louis Vuitton heel, there is not going to be any ‘dog training’ going on and the earth will move for that comment. There will be no peace anymore, forget air kisses and hugs, this I promise you, DESPERATEXES.com will bring you the dirt and there is more on this to come!

Fred SilderbergOur good friend Fred Silberberg hit a grand slam home run on the part of his client Jason Patric…..sperm donors do and will have rights. It is not as cut and dry as this but Silberberg is on it and he is making judges listen.

Here is the little twist in the law.
“Their son, Gus, was conceived via in vitro fertilization, and under California law sperm donors have no parental rights,” Silberberg explained. “Jason did have an active role in his son’s life, and acted as a loving father.” So this was not just shoot a load and leave, you see the twists and turns of sperm. Are we surprised here at DESPERATEXES.com? Not at all, we have always stated clearly that Silberberg is one of the best.

Patty GlaserPatty Glaser too comes from the land of ‘smooth silk and wonderful wool’, as head of Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro LLP. That name alone will cost someone a truck full of money to get Ms. Glaser on board. This could be a great lesson to the big and powerful that talented smaller firms are not going to run and hide. Well, some maybe. Silberberg is not a lawyer that is going to be intimidated by any lawyer or lawyers no matter how ‘white the shoe’.

Fred Silberberg went up against the Tyrant of Law, Patty Glaser, who is repping Danielle Schreiber. I can assure you that Madam Glaser was none too pleased at getting kicked to the curb by Mr. Silberberg’s office! Fred Silberberg’s comment pretty much speaks to the on going battle, “My client is hopeful that he will regain visitation with his son very soon. He loves Gus very much, and just wants to be his father. He hasn’t seen Gus since last year.”

And not to be out done by ‘sperm’ and those who make a living shooting it was The Honorable Scott M. Gordon. Judge Gordon as we all know is highly educated and is a professor of law. The Honorable one too was giving vocabulary lessons to the ‘Bonder / Kerkorian’ crew. “There is a difference between, ‘NEEDS’ and ‘WANTS’ ”….this is going to be coming up soon on DESPERATEXES.com …. Joe Mannis, Judy Bogen and Michael Trope were the lawyers on this vocabulary lesson, this is some big talent in this town, Judge Gordon however trumps with a very heavy gavel!

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August 8, 2014
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John Nazarian will be on KFWB’s Money 101 Friday July 18

John J Nazarian July 11, 2013

Once again, John will be appearing on KFWB’s Money 101 tomorrow, Friday, July 18, 10:30am Pacific Time. You can catch him on the radio or go to their website, http://kfwbam.com/, click on the ‘listen live’ button up and hear him via the web on their web player.

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Fred Silberberg Family Law, A Safe Port in Stormy Seas

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Over the last several years I have written dozens of stories on my thoughts as to good, and not so good, law firms and my personal thoughts on certain lawyers. When I tell you I know a good lawyer from a bad one, I do. That is a proven fact. Just go and look at my thoughts on the many incompetents that are sitting like dust bunnies to blow into your DIVORCE.

My choice for one of the best sole practitioners for 2014 is an easy one, Fred Silberberg, Esquire. This is not any big breaking story, Fred has been working in the world of DIVORCE for over 27 years. Mr. Silberberg is a state certified specialist in family law, aka DIVORCE. Fred Silberberg Family Law has some pretty cool offices located at 9250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Beverly Hills, California 90212, 310-556-1057.
Mr. Silberberg has wonderful support staff, and associates to keep the ball in the air. The practice that Fred built over the years is one of organization and competence, speaking with Fred you will see what I am talking about.

We ain't in Burger King, Toto!

We ain’t in Burger King, Toto!

I do have to warn you, Fred has a ‘personality’, and if you think you are going to be visiting ‘Burger King’, I have to warn you, he is not going to do it your way. And why would he? Whatever you have done or not done already has not worked and now you find yourself in the ‘misery of DIVORCE’! Listen to Fred, he is very on spot on the law and always focused on your case. And when you hire Mr. Silberberg, you get Mr. Silberberg. “He is not afraid of controversy, or to advocate a position that might be unusual or unpopular.” I could not have said it better!

When you walk into his offices you will immediately recognize something, a sense of calm. That feeling is coming through to you not by accident, Fred has gone the extra mile to make his work environment and his offices very cool and comfortable. You too will begin to feel comfortable and that you have made the right decision in retaining Silberberg’s firm. You have a Beverly Hills lawyer who is into practicing law and keeping his costs reasonable, and giving you a total top shelf legal experience.

coffee in a real coffee cup and with a real cloth napkin!

coffee in a real coffee cup and with a real cloth napkin!

For me, I loved the place when I first walked in. The entire office is very nicely decorated, the colors, the artwork, and ask for a cup of coffee, served in a real cup with a saucer and napkin! After all, this is Fred’s place and things are going to be handled appropriately. Frankly I was a little surprised I was given a cloth napkin! However, the one I was given with my coffee was very appropriate! DESPERATEEXES.com could not recommend this firm and Fred Silberberg, at any higher level. This is certainly a ‘safe port’ in the stormy seas of the world of DIVORCE. Give Fred’s office a call and tell him you heard about him on DESPERATEEXES.com. 310-556-1057 You can also visit his webpage by clicking here.

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July 11, 2014
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Twins reunited

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They found his twin!

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