Ex-Mobster Accuses Stroock Atty's Son Of Shakedown Plot

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A mafia-associate-turned-informant in New York state court Monday accused the co-founder of real estate development firm Bayrock Group LLC of working with his father, a managing partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, to orchestrate a “billion-dollar shakedown” of law firms and their insurance companies.

Former Bayrock consultant Salvatore Lauria said in a lawsuit that company co-founder Jody Kriss filed a series of frivolous suits alleging that Bayrock, real estate magnate Donald Trump and big law firms including Nixon Peabody LLP and Morgan Lewis &...
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