The Real Deal New York

Life after Dewey & LeBoeuf

A behind-the-scenes look at where real estate attorneys landed as the once-high-profile firm crumbled

June 11, 2012 10:30AM
By David Jones

Stuart Saft

From the June issue: By the time Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for bankruptcy late last month, nearly every attorney from its once-formidable real estate practice had jumped to a new firm. In doing so, they scattered its roster of impressive clients, irrevocably altering New York City’s legal landscape.

Stuart Saft, the former chair of Dewey’s global real estate practice and an icon in the world of New York real estate, led the exodus. In late April, he decamped for Holland & Knight along with seven Dewey associates, three paralegals and two legal secretaries. [more]

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