Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears changes his legal team ahead of Conservatorship termination hearing
Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears has changed his legal team following suspension from the pop star’s mentorship.
Jamie, 69, was fired in September from his position as head of the long-running guardianship, after a series of personal issues became public.
According to court documents filed this week and obtained by Diversity, Spears has retained entertainment and business tycoon Alex Weingarten, a partner at Wilkie Farr and Gallagher.
After being suspended as her daughter’s custodian, Jamie Spears was being represented by Vivian L. Thorin, attorney for Holland & Knight LLP.
According to The Mirror, after the legal and Spears parties aligned, Vivian has represented Jamie since 2008, issuing a statement saying that he and his firm are “proud” to work with Jamie. She added that she is “confident that Jamie’s new attorney will continue to prove that she has always acted in Brittany’s best interest.”
“We are proud of our work on behalf of Jamie Spears and stand by him and our work,” said Vivian L Thorin of Holland & Knight LLP. “We continue to have a great relationship, and are glad we’re able to help Jamie find a new counselor.”
He continued, “I am confident that Jamie’s new attorney will continue to prove that he has always acted in Brittany’s best interest every step of the way.”
While there has been no official confirmation about who dropped out, a source close to the matter, as reported by Page Six, claims that it is the legal team Holland and Knight who no longer want to work with Jamie Spears. This comes in light of concerns that Britney’s attorney Matthew Rosengart will sue if the guardianship ends.
“Litigator Matthew Rosengart has claimed multiple times that he is going to investigate and sue Jamie,” a source told the outlet. ‘If/when he does, Jamie will need to defend and will likely be hostile to the parties in conservatism.’
Another source revealed that Rosengart, the pop star’s lawyer, also plans to request the subpoena. He is likely to interview father Jamie and Robin Greenhill under oath.
According to daily mailThe source said the lawyer plans to interrogate him about alleged “financial mismanagement and misappropriation of funds” and “monitoring and recording of his phone and placing a listening device under his bed”.
Allegedly, Thorin reportedly informed his client that he would need a separate attorney and that he and H&K were not interested in that position, and later asked Thorin to help ‘find a stronger plaintiff’. for’ authorized.
Wilkie Farr and Weingarten, a litigation partner at Gallagher, accepted the new job, according to documents obtained by NBC.