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G&S Triumphs in Second Landmark Trial Involving Billion Dollar Estate

Gordon & Silber, P.C. (G&S), recently triumphed in a second landmark trial involving the billion dollar estate of the late Robert Cohen, the owner and Chairman of the Hudson News Company. G&S was retained by the law firm DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP (DF&C) to handle the critical medical issues in both trials.  In the first trial G&S established that Robert Cohen was medically competent despite suffering from advanced Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).  In the second trial, G&S assisted DF&C in establishing that the changes Robert Cohen made to his will in his last years were not the subject of undue influence from his son James Cohen.  G&S senior trial partner Sandy Gold assisted by partner Laura Rodgers, with little more than their legal pads, bested the 760 attorney law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in the first trial.  In the second trial, Sandy and Laura’s low tech, but highly cost effective approach, bested the law firms of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, LLP. and Greenbaum, Row, Smith & Davis, LLP., large firms that specialize in complex commercial litigation.

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