NEW YORK: 3 times divorced 4 times married Bruce Wasserstein dies and leaves 4th wife Angela Chao disinherited?

Angela Chao does not need Bruce Wasserstein’s money. She’s got plenty. But his untimely death in New York a few days ago raises some legal questions. Well, first of all, rest in peace, Mr. Wasserstein. But there are some questions about the state of his affairs and it makes me wonder about his surviving spouse […]

CONNECTICUT: Billionaire Peter Brant & supermodel Stephanie Seymour’s divorce gets sweaty

[GSMITHBOOK] So, what happens when a billionaire horsebreeder and a supermodel get married and then get divorced? Well, according to the New York Post, ugly things. For one, Peter Brant, a Connecticut billionaire, is accusing his wife Stephanie, a former Victoria’s Secret model of being a high-spending clothes horse who spent upwards of $50,000 per […]

FLORIDA: Lisa Leder on why being a cougar has nothing to do with getting half the marital assets when you divorce

She’s an alleged cougar who “went off the reservation” (George David quote about his wife Marie Douglas and I thought it was really original so I’m using it now), and now some people feel that Lisa Leder should not get half the marital assets as a divorce settlement from her mogul husband, Marc Leder, equity […]

Lisa Leder on divorce & business valuation for dummies

Business Valuation for dummies. Let’s ask Lisa Leder (she’s no dummy) to help us analyze how much her equitable share of Sun Capital Partners is worth. Divorce Saloon: Lisa, in your estimation, what is the value of Marc’s company and what should you get as an equitable share in the divorce settlement? Lisa Leder: The VALUATION […]

FLORIDA: Sun Capital Partners is equity firm of the year, 2009 but will Lisa Leder (Marc Leder’s wife) get an equity stake in the divorce?

Sure Sun Capital Partners was the hottest firm in Boca Raton in the 90’s but they’ve been laying off people and having serious cash flow problems. That makes me worry for Lisa Leder wife of Marc Leder who holds 50% equity stake in the company. Lisa says the company is worth in the hundreds of […]

Billionaire Brit Slavica Ecclestone a self-made divorcee

Across the pond, folks know how to celebrate divorce with panache. Just ask Slavica Ecclestone, ex wife of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. She just purchased a 35 million pound gulf stream jet (reportedly bigger than her husband’s if you believe John Bolch of Family Lore Blog) so that she can jet to her favorite […]

FLORIDA: Sun Capital CEO Marc J. Leder and his wife Lisa Leder in divorce battle in Palm Beach

Bernie Madoff wrecks another marriage. That of Marc J Leder and his wife Lisa Leder….just kidding. The mogul was invested with Bernard Madoff according to the Palm Beach Post, but his losses were “insignificant.” So let’s not blame poor Bernie for everything. The reason the couple who have been married 22 years is divorcing is […]