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Politics One of Melinda Gates' divorce lawyers represented Donald Trump's 2 former wives Ivana Trump and Marla Maples

14:15  05 may  2021
14:15  05 may  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Ivana Trump, Melinda Gates, Marla Maples posing for the camera: A composite image showing, from left to right: Ivana Trump, Melinda Gates, and Marla Maples. Mitchell Gerber/Dave Pedley/Ron Galella via Getty Images © Mitchell Gerber/Dave Pedley/Ron Galella via Getty Images A composite image showing, from left to right: Ivana Trump, Melinda Gates, and Marla Maples. Mitchell Gerber/Dave Pedley/Ron Galella via Getty Images
  • One of Melinda Gates' divorce lawyers has previously worked for Marla Maples and Ivana Trump.
  • The leading lawyer, Robert Cohen, has a star-studded roster of former clients.
  • The Gates announced their split on Monday. They have a separation agreement rather than a prenup.
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One of the divorce lawyers hired by Melinda Gates previously worked for former President Donald Trump's first two wives, Ivana Trump and Marla Maples.

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Robert Cohen is one of three lawyers hired by Melinda Gates in her divorce from Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, according to the BBC.

The couple announced Monday that they were ending their 27-year marriage "after a great deal of thought," according to a statement from Bill Gates.

As well as Trump and Maples, Cohen has represented former Mayor Michael Bloomberg New York City, "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini, comedian Chris Rock, actress Uma Thurman, and Charlotte Sarkozy - an in-law of the former French president - according to legal research firm Chambers and Partners.

According to the BBC, Bill Gates has hired three lawyers based in Los Angeles.

a close up of Christie Brinkley et al. taking a selfie: Cohen, right, is seen with the model Christie Brinkley after reaching a settlement in her 2008 divorce. Alan Raia/Newsday RM via Getty © Alan Raia/Newsday RM via Getty Cohen, right, is seen with the model Christie Brinkley after reaching a settlement in her 2008 divorce. Alan Raia/Newsday RM via Getty

Cohen works as a founding partner at the New York City firm Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP. He's also taught a course called the "Anatomy of Divorce" at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed him to New York's Judicial Screening Committee in 2016, which evaluates the fitness of candidates for judicial service.

In a bio provided to Chambers and Partners, Cohen said he resolves the "most sensitive and important disputes quietly, efficiently, and without publicity or fanfare." Bill Gates' Monday statement has asked for "space and privacy" as the divorce is negotiated.

But the twists and turns of Ivana and Donald Trump's divorce, finalized in 1992, were accompanied by a media frenzy, often making the front page of the real-estate magnate's favorite tabloid The New York Post.

James Gandolfini wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: James Gandolfini. Richard Shotwell/AP © Richard Shotwell/AP James Gandolfini. Richard Shotwell/AP

The settlement netted Ivana $14 million, a 45-room mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, an apartment in Trump Plaza, and the use of Mar-a-Lago for one month a year, according to The New York Times.

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Less is known about what Cohen was able to settle in Maples' 1999 divorce from Donald Trump, as the actress is bound to a confidentiality agreement as part of the divorce, The New York Times reported.

Bill and Melinda Gates never signed a prenuptial agreement, instead opting for a separation contract that will outline how their property will be split up.

Bill, rated by Forbes as the fourth richest person in the world, is worth an estimated $130 billion. The couple are both active philanthropists in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has contributed more than $350 million to research and development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Melinda Gates Began to Divorce Bill Since At Least 2019, While Worried About His Contacts with Jeffrey Epstein: Report .
It is unclear why the couple is divorcing. They only said "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives," according to the joint statement posted to their respective Twitter accounts. The post Melinda Gates Began to Divorce Bill Since At Least 2019, While Worried About His Contacts with Jeffrey Epstein: Report first appeared on Law & Crime.Melinda Gates had been meeting with firms since at least 2019 to untangle her marriage with husband Bill, according to sources for The Wall Street Journal.

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