An ex-partner at a trust and estates boutique claims his former firm overbilled him for work on his and his mother’s estate in order to recoup the termination payouts it made after forcing him to resign in 2005.

William Roos IV, who had been a partner at Reynolds Richards before it merged in 2007 with Anderson Kill & Olick, in September sued Anderson Kill in Manhattan Supreme Court. When the firm counterclaimed for the legal fees stemming from the estate work, Roos moved to transfer the part of the case involving his mother’s estate to the Surrogate’s Court.