Trump's Law Firm Secures $1.25M Fees But Sits Behind Icahn

Law360, New York (December 8, 2014, 8:21 PM EST) -- A Chapter 11 judge on Friday rejected Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s attempt to invalidate a lien for $1.25 million in fees that Levine Staller Sklar Chan & Brown PA never received for work on a property tax dispute but subordinated the law firm below some $300 million held by Trump's secured lender, Carl Icahn.

Last year, Trump promised the firm a $7.25 million reward for winning a $50 million property tax dispute with Atlantic City, New Jersey, but tried to treat the contingency fee as unsecured debt and pay it off in bankruptcy dollars after entering Chapter 11.

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