James P. Spears is now represented by attorney Vivian L. Thorin and Geraldine A. Not Used by Vial, Court Docs Show
Britney Spears’ estranged father has new legal representation after being removed as her estate custodian, Granthshala News can confirm.
Court documents filed in the pop star’s patronage case show that 69-year-old Jamie Spears is no longer represented by her former attorney Vivian L. Thorin and the law firm Holland & Knight LLP. Jamie’s longtime attorney signed the paperwork on October 19, listing him as Jamie’s “former legal representative.” She added the name of the law firm to the document in her own handwriting, confirming that they are no longer working with the singer’s troubled father.
A second filing also confirms that Jamie is now represented by Geraldine A., attorney for Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP, based in Los Angeles. Vial is not performed.
Documents reveal that Los Angeles-based attorney Alex M., for Willie Farr and Gallagher LLP. Weingarten has stepped in as Jamie’s new attorney.
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Thorin, Wyle and Weingarten did not immediately return Granthshala News’ requests for comment. The attorneys’ replacement comes just weeks after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penney suspended Jamie from overseeing a mentor who has had a firm grip on the singer’s life for more than a dozen years.
Judge Penny heard the arguments for Britney and Jamie and ultimately ruled that effective immediately “the suspension is in the best interest of Britney Spears.”
“The current situation is not fair,” she added, before also ordering that control of all Brittany assets be handed over to a court-appointed temporary custodian – a certified public accountant named John Zabel. Judge Penney further said that his decision is not appealable.
some wondering if Matthew RosengartHis lawyers may have been abruptly changed because of his previously outspoken intentions to investigate Jamie. Rosengart, who has been representing Britney since July, confirmed in a statement to Granthshala News last month that she plans to investigate Jamie’s alleged mishandling of the 39-year-old singer’s finances.
Soon after Jamie filed a petition to terminate her, Rosengart said, “After exposing his misbehavior and unreasonable plan to hold his daughter hostage by trying to pull out a multimillion-dollar settlement, Mr. Have now effectively surrendered. There is no compromise.” Long guardianship of 13 years.
“Mr. Spears believes he may be trying to evade accountability and justice, including sitting down for oath and responding to other findings under oath, that he is wrong and our investigation of financial mismanagement and other issues.” Will continue,” Rosengart said.
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Despite the replacement, an insider claimed page six that Jamie and Thorin “keep in close contact during the transition.”
Brittany’s lawyer said nothing in defense of the pop star and told the court that Jamie should have been removed long ago as the custodian of her property.
Brittany’s camp has consistently claimed that Jamie is seeking some $2 million out of his way—part of which is likely to end up in the hands of her lawyers and her former business manager, Tri-Star.
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Meanwhile, the source also told Page Six that Holland and Knight only wanted to wipe their hands with Jamie as a client because they reportedly don’t want to represent a “suspended mentor” despite Jamie’s court entry. were that he would be once out of guardianship. A proper “plan is in place.”
“[Continuing to represent Jamie] puts all [Holland & Knight’s] The fees are even more at stake,” the insider told, according to the outlet. “They don’t want to fund it anymore because when you represent a suspended custodian it’s very likely that you’ve already received Fees may be disorganized and in future the fees cannot be paid from the property, but will have to be paid from Jamie.”
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The close relationship further claimed: “When Brittany’s lawyer did not file for termination after several hearings at which Brittany requested the court to end the conservatism, it was her father Jamie who sought to terminate his daughter’s wishes. moved in support of and filed for termination.”
During Britney’s September 29 court defense, Rosengart stated that her pop star client “wants, needs and deserves an orderly transition” and further argued that “she has been shunned by this man for the past decade and from her childhood.” has been misused.”
After the hearing, Rosengart exited the courthouse to cheer for the large crowd that had gathered outside and questioned reporters what Jamie and the public could expect in the months ahead.
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“Jamie and the others will face even more dire consequences for his misconduct,” Rosengart said.
When asked whether Jamie would be charged with alleged listening devices, plaintiffs kicked off that answer to law enforcement, however, they said: “One question we’ll ask [Jamie’s] The rep is what they knew and when did they find out about the listening devices under her bed in her bedroom, which is very, very upsetting, but it’s up to law enforcement, not me to draw the final conclusion. “
“Britney Spears testified under oath about the brutality and toxic presence in the life of James Spears,” he told the judge. “There is a mountain of evidence mandating his suspension.”
Jamie had been controlling Spears’ finances since 2008, when she witnessed a series of involuntary holds after a public spectacle in which she shaved her head in front of the paparazzi