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Two former partners at New York’s Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker are suing the firm over a revised partnership agreement that allegedly benefited a few senior partners over younger ones. In a novel legal tack, Wayne Borgeest and Andrew Kaufman are seeking to have the firm declared a “partnership-in-dissolution,” which could help them recover more money than they received in 1997 by simply cashing out as partners in an ongoing firm. A lawyer defending the firm said the plaintiffs’ subsequent complaints about Wilson Elser’s partner restructuring was merely a “pretext” to elicit more money from the firm in the wake of their departure.

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