Margaret E. Conboy represented the seller of Sabine Farm, the Greenwich estate owned by billionaire trader Stanley Druckenmiller. The 12,200-square-foot manor on Round Hill Road in Greenwich sits on roughly 19 acres and has 20 rooms. The estate sold for $25 million, which to the date of the sale was the most expensive home to sell in Greenwich in 2017.
The Firm successfully resolved a dispute over a putative partnership to form a technology portal for value-added resellers around the globe. Our client initially commenced a lawsuit in Connecticut Superior Court seeking a declaration that no partnership had been formed and that the defendant had no ownership interest or rights in the business concept. The defendant asserted more than 2 dozen counterclaims and brought a parallel case in the Southern District of New York, both seeking millions in damages. After initially retaining a large international firm, our client came to us for a different approach. We aggressively defended the case, obtaining key orders including the dismissal of the defendant’s application for a $5 million pre-judgment remedy, the denial of his motion to add an additional counterclaim defendant, the repleading of his counterclaims, and the mandated disclosure of key information from defendant’s valuation expert. We also shepherded the case through complex discovery, including depositions across the country and in Asia. The case eventually resolved through private mediation. Rod Saggese, Thomas O’Connor, and Michael Battema handled the matter.
Luke Tashjian served as Moderator for a Panel at the Federal Tax Institute of New England regarding Ethics Issues for Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys.
The Firm successfully opposed a petition for certification to the Connecticut Supreme Court filed by a major European bank in a case seeking to impose individual liability on our client for a foreign judgment exceeding $300 million. The petition could have resulted in the dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of our own appeal, in which our petition for certification to the Supreme Court was granted. Charlie Pieterse, Thomas O’Connor, and Wyatt Jansen handled the matter.