Chadbourne & Parke has sued a former partner over a fee awarded in a matter involving trusts for descendents of department store magnate Marshall Field. The suit targets Charles F. Gibbs, a veteran trusts and estates lawyer who served as guardian ad litem in the Field matter and left Chadbourne in 2000 to join Holland & Knight. Chadbourne, which continued to provide services on the matter after Gibbs left the firm, claims that Gibbs refuses to split an $875,000 fee and that the firm is owed at least $768,000.
Chadbourne Sues Ex-Partner in Fee Dispute
New York Law Journal
July 6, 2010