Former Stroock partner sues firm for retirement benefits

August 11, 2011 A former litigation partner from US firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan is suing the firm for allegedly denying him retirement benefits to which he believes he is entitled.

Michael Perlis filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month, though available details of the claim are sparse at this stage. The 64 year old lawyer left Stroock last month to start work with rival firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell after spending 20 years as a partner with the firm.

This report at AM Law Daily quotes Arthur Ciampi, a New York lawyer and the author of a treatise on law firm parternship agreements, saying that he has seen an uptick in benefits complaints by retiring partners in recent years, though few land in court.


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