How They Won It: Willkie Farr Bests Icahn In Contract Feud

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 7:59 PM EST) -- When a judge called a contract between real estate developer Harry Macklowe and an affiliate of billionaire investor Carl Icahn ambiguous, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP attorneys had two choices: embrace the idea and call the whole deal into question, or rely on a jury to understand the legal language of a multimillion-dollar business transaction.

Willkie Farr attorneys Stephen W. Greiner and Roger Netzer, who believed their client Macklowe had not breached contract terms with Icahn's Meadow Star LLC, went for the second option.

“We felt...
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