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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

Angela Lansbury died yesterday at 96. She was beloved by theatre people.


Last night was another reasonably late night for me. Got back to hotel room just before 11 p.m. We go back to Florida early this afternoon after a whirlwind trip that began last Friday with our flying to Detroit.

I am glad I attended our office party. I saw a lot of old friends and renewed several relationships that, for various reasons, had atrophied.

When I did what is known as “the Stevie Wonder Case”, (his last name is really Morris, and I represented his Wife Kai Morris). I got very friendly with a really smart, beautiful lady by the name of Debra Johnson who was my client Kai’s advisor.. Debra had her hands in many pots, so it is hard to describe what she does. For various reasons that now.seem silly in retrospect, we stopped communicating. Deb has now moved to New York and each of us could not have been more delighted to see each other.

I also got to see a lot of our New York office staff who I had not seen since before Covid. We were all very happy to see each other.

It was also great seeing my friend and partner Stuart Singer who is fortunately recovering well from an illness. Stuart was a SCOTUS Clerk for Justice White. When I brought up Clarence Thomas and Ginni, he just shook his head

I thought Cipriani did a nice job with all the food and a great job with all the drink! I ate mostly steamed dumplings and sushi, and after drinking two light beers had multiple diet cokes. I can neither eat nor drink like I used to.

Now we are on to our youngest grandchild’s bat mitzvah this coming weekend. Lots of things to do when we get back to Florida tomorrow.


The euro is still $.97 against the dollar. Stock futures are slightly up.


A bigger deal seems to be being made about Fetterman’s slurring some words apparently due to his stroke than the conduct of Hershell Walker


Biden is doing better in the polls but not well enough.


We had a great time with our friends Jeff and Igor yesterday. Igor is Ukrainian but has an Italian passport. He is going through the rigorous process of obtaining U.S. citizenship. He has to spend about 180 days a year here for several years. We do not make it easy.


The Justice Department has now filed its papers asking the Supreme Court to reject Trump’s request to intervene in the fight over documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, arguing he has no plausible claim of ownership over them. Seems like a "no brainer” but with this Court, anything can happen.


Barbara wants me to say more about Joe Namath, whom I saw Sunday at the Dolphins v Jets game. Joe is the nicest celebrity client I have ever represented. He is kind and smart and has hands about the size of Nebraska. His grip on a football is the same as my grip on a tennis ball.

On one occasion, he and I walked up Madison Avenue from about 42nd Street to 60th. The walk took almost all day because Joe, one of the most recognizable people in the world, stopped and talked to everyone.

My Wife was once in charge of a fundraiser for the Boys and Girl’s Club. Joe came without a fee, stood for many hours greeting people and signing autographs including many, many footballs. He took no fee, was the nicest celebrity guest in the Club’s history, and this one event still holds the record for the most successful ever. We have only good things to say about Broadway Joe.

Go Ukraine and vote as if your life depended upon it.

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