TWO PARTNERS forced out of Gordon Altman Butowsky Weitzen Shalov & Wein last month won a small victory last week in Manhattan Supreme Court, allowing them to stay in their offices two months longer than the firm wanted.

Gordon Altman – a mid-size corporate and securities firm that advises financier Carl Icahn among other prominent clients – planned to oust the attorneys on July 30, 11 days after they were in effect fired, because they declined to take a severance package the firm offered.