A real estate developer sued by Winston & Strawn for failing to pay legal fees has struck back, contending in proposed counterclaims that the law firm excessively billed and failed to live up to its engagement letter when star litigator Gerry Shargel spent little time on the case.

Winston & Strawn limited Shargel’s contributions “despite his express agreement to act as the responsible attorney on the matter” and “continued to overbill the matter with absentee leadership,” claims Ian Bruce Eichner, the founder of New York real estate development firm Continuum Co.

Ian Bruce Eichner

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