A state judge has barred an “enormously successful” private equity firm executive from presenting in a pending divorce expert psychological evidence he claims will show that “his unique personality traits,” or “personal capital,” enabled him to amass $450 million in business assets during a marriage of more than 30 years.

In Silverman v. Silverman, 301856-2009, Acting Supreme Court Justice Laura E. Drager (See Profile) acknowledged that Henry R. Silverman had presented a “novel argument” but approved a motion by his wife Nancy to preclude the offered evidence.