Stahl RE Heirs Lose Sanity Card In Inheritance Fight

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 3:13 PM EST) -- The heirs to half of a New York real estate firm can't argue their father's business partner, who was once imprisoned for a murder-for-hire plot, was insane when he bequeathed his ownership stake to his son, a state court judge ruled Wednesday.

The ruling is the latest in an ongoing fight over ownership and partnership rights at Stahl Associates Co., which Stanley Stahl founded alongside Abe Hirschfeld in 1975. Stahl's heirs, Richard Czaja and Greg Wolpert, have tried to argue that Hirschfeld, who spent two years...
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