Willkie Farr Fires Back In $100M Extended Stay Penalty Suit

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is seeking to dismiss claims that it cost the former private equity owner of Extended Stay Inc. a $100 million personal judgment related to the hotel chain's bankruptcy, arguing last week that its advice was sound and consistent with that of Extended Stay's counsel.

David Lichtenstein, whose real estate investment firm The Lightstone Group LLC bought Extended Stay in 2007, blamed Willkie attorneys Marc Abrams and Matthew Feldman for painting bankruptcy as the only option for the debt-laden company and exposing...
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