Michael Cohen says so

The attorney has made a career out of battling for Donald Trump. What will his next act look like?

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Feb.February 08, 2017 09:30 AM

From the New York website: Gene “The Taxi King” Freidman’s bromance with Michael Cohen began in small claims court in the 1990s. The two men, sparring over a stolen client, had more in common than they knew: They owned rival taxi businesses, but were also both lawyers and came to court prepared to fight.

What played out in front of the judge was a legal dance better suited to a more intricate case than a $5,000 claim.

“The judge said, ‘It doesn’t even matter who wins. That was the most incredible bit of lawyering I’ve seen in small claims court,'” Freidman recounted, roughly 20 years later. The two men became close friends, and Cohen helped name Freidman’s oldest son, Dylan. [More]


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