IRS Wins $3.2M From Estate Of Long-Dead Music Lawyer

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT) -- More than 23 years after the death of high-profile music law attorney Martin J. Machat — who handled contracts for Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector and other famous artists — a New York federal judge on Wednesday awarded the U.S. government $3.2 million in unpaid taxes on his estate.

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl entered a default judgment against the last remaining defendants, Avril Giacobbi and Machat's estate, of which she was an administrator. Giacobbi — Machat's companion at the time of his death — became embroiled...
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