Arnold & Porter Goes After Ex-Client For $1.1M

Law360 (September 12, 2019, 12:12 PM EDT) -- Arnold & Porter has sued a former client in New York state court for allegedly skipping out on a $1.1 million tab for the firm’s work on hotel development disputes.

Ruben Elberg in March 2018 agreed to pay twice the legal bills assessed by Arnold & Porter for the two cases if the firm deferred collecting its billed charges, which racked up to $581,832, according to Tuesday's complaint.

Those cases involve disputes tied to the proposed development of hotels in Queens, New York, in part through the use of the EB-5 federal immigrant investor program, according to court documents.

Elberg’s attorneys...

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