Arbitrator Orders Ex-Partner to Pay Stroock's $163K Legal Tab in Retirement Pay Fight

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A New York arbitrator has sided with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in a dispute with former Los Angeles partner Michael Perlis, ruling that Perlis is not entitled to retirement benefits under the firm's partnership agreement because he continues to practice law at a competing firm. The award, which would typically remain private, emerged in court documents filed last week in a related action in New York state court.

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