Attorneys in Gates divorce additionally labored on Bezos break up

Attorneys in Gates divorce also worked on Bezos split

Two of the attorneys on reverse sides of the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce case additionally represented the opposing sides within the 2019 divorce of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott.
Ted Billbe, one of many lead legal professionals for Bill Gates on this case, represented Scott in her divorce from Bezos.
Sherri Anderson, who’s on the group representing Melinda Gates, beforehand represented Bezos.

But that is not all these two divorces have in frequent: The {dollars} at stake in each settlements are staggering.

Bill Gates is ranked the world’s fourth richest particular person by Forbes with an estimated web value of $130 billion. Bezos, regardless of the hit his fortune took from his divorce settlement, is again on high of the listing with an estimated value of $194 billion. MacKenzie Scott, in the meantime, is now ranked 21st with a web value of $59 billion.

The two attorneys additionally seem to make use of the identical workplace tackle in Bellevue, Washington, in line with their their web pages, although the websites don’t listing them as companions or point out every others’ title. Court paperwork additionally listing a special tackle for Billbe.

Anderson’s website says that she focuses on advanced divorces in Kings County, Washington, the place Seattle and plenty of of its suburbs are situated, with an emphasis on instances involving substantial estates, inventory choices, enterprise valuations, worldwide or multi-state property, amongst different issues.

Billbe’s website says “we often work in high asset cases,” and “cases with substantial family wealth,” in addition to these “involving business executives which present complicated compensation and deferred compensation issues.”

Both Anderson and Billbe additionally have been listed as audio system at a Washington State household regulation convention final month. Anderson spoke about pre- and post-nuptial and neighborhood property agreements. Billbe spoke on greatest practices in unwinding long-term relationships.

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